Making a crisp instead of a pie is really a lazy cooks ways of creating the same yummy dessert without all of the work. You get the same flavor and don't have to break out the rolling pin, rollings pins make me cry.
2 1/2 lb. apples (about 6 medium) peeled, quartered, cored, and sliced
2-3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup all purpose flour
5 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (pecans are a good choice) my apple lover requested no nuts this time
1 stick butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
To make filling, toss the apples with sugar, cinnamon, and flour.
Add filling to a 9" pie pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
To make topping, in a medium bowl mix together all the topping ingredients with a pastry cutter (a fork works just fine) until small pebbly pieces of butter are distributed throughout mixture.
Sprinkle entire mixture over the apples. Bake until the topping is golden and the fruit is bubbling and tender, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Serve with vanilla ice cream while still warm.
I'm pretty sure my apple lovers liked it...there was nothing left.
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