Maple Apple Crisp
Nothing says summer more than fresh fruit, baked with a crispy top and served with ice cream. Sounds nice doesn't it?
What's in season. Peaches! Peaches are in season. I've got a few let's use those.
Wait... what's that in the back of the crisper there... how long have I had these apples? Apple crisp it is.
Still, totally divine. Oh wait... no ice cream... maple cream sauce? Yeah that'll do in a pinch.
For as thrown together as this was, I devoured it in record time. And it's totally healthy! I mean... it's got fruit in it?
You'll need (for 2 servings)
- 1 apple
- 1/4 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of quick oats
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 2 tbsp of brown sugar (I know I know, these are pitifully small bits, but I'm just feeding me here, ok?)
- 2 tbsp of butter
- squirt oh lemon juice
- pinch of salt
- drizzle of maple syrup... or the fake stuff. I'll look the other way.
Ugh. I want to eat this every day for the rest of my life.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
To begin, take two apples. Old apples. Of different races. It's cool, they'll get along.
Peel two apples, until they look naked and alone.
Slice up one of your apples and put it in a small oven safe dish.
Realize one apple takes up a lot of room. Proceed to eat the reject apple.
Drizzle the apples with lemon juice to prevent them from browning.
EXTREME ANGLE SHOT!!
Then, drizzle with some maple syrup, and stir around until everything commingles. Fun word.
Now! For the crisp.
Mix together your flour, oats, sugar, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl.
Now, cut up your butter into tiny cubes. You want the butter to be cold, that way it'll still be in little chunks when it goes into the oven, and will distribute pockets of love all over the top of the dish.
Mix your butter into your flour mix with a fork or a pastry cutter, until it resembles coarse sand... or something like this. Chunky is good, as long as everything is mixed together.
Evenly sprinkle over the top of your apples.
Now cover it with foil, and pop it into the oven for 10 -15 minutes.
While your waiting.. if you're feeling really naughty... and you've been surviving on tortellini for a day and a half...
Take a splash of cream, and put it in a sauce pan over the stove. Heat it up on low, and add a bit of maple syrup to it, like so...
Wait like 5 minutes until that cooks down a bit, then put it in the fridge so it thickens. Trust me. It's better than ice cream.
Once your 10 - 15 minutes is up, take out the crisp and uncover it. Put it back in the oven for another 2o minutes.
Then, when it looks like this:
Take a ginormous spoonful, and put it in a bowl.
You won't believe the apples with the maple syrup. It's insanely good. And then when you add some of that cream sauce?
Let's just say this didn't last too long. Good thing this was my dinner... ok ok I ate some tortellini too, so kill me.