Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means shopping, cooking and cleaning in preparation for Family and Feast. I have menus to plan, furniture to move and mattresses to blow up. My house will be crowded, but it’ll be filled with love, laughter and lots of food.
This easy Apple Crumble recipe was mentioned in my post “Fall Fete (Dessert and Decor).” I tried it out on Teen Daughter’s friends and parents and it was a hit! Thanks to the blog, Mama’s Gotta Bake, I have another way to sweeten up and serve autumn apples.
Happy baking, hon!
Autumn Apple Crumble
7 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4″ slices (I used a variety of apples)
2 teaspoons lemon juice (plus 1 Tablespoon to be used before baking)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped small (optional, I didn’t use them in my recipe)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Fill a large bowl with cold water and stir 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice into it. As you are slicing apples, put them into the bowl of lemon water so they don’t brown. When all the apples are sliced, drain them and put into another bowl.
3. Toss the apples in the 2 teaspoons lemon juice, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until they are coated. Place apple mixture into a baking dish (About 2 quart-sized dish). Set aside.
4. In a large bowl, mix the Topping. Toss the oats, walnuts (optional), pinch of salt, brown sugar and flour until all are incorporated. Then, work in the butter by pinching it with your fingers until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
5. Sprinkle Topping mixture over the apple mixture and bake for about 40 -50 minutes, until the apples are tender when pierced with a sharp knife.
6. Best when eaten warm from the oven with a scoop of–what else?–vanilla ice cream!