Almond-Apple Crisp

This has been one crazy summer season. One one hand, I feel like the last few months have gone by in the blink of an eye. On the other hand, I feel like it has been for-ev-er since the cool weather left and warmer temperatures moved in. It only took until the second day with temperatures above 90 for me to start daydreaming about the calendar hitting September and October. I couldn’t wait to throw on jeans and sweatshirts, drink hot chocolate, and bake with apples and cinnamon. I still haven’t busted out the jeans or hoodies yet, but I couldn’t wait any longer on the apple baking. I’ve begun, and there’s no guarantee when I’ll stop. The good news is that you get to reap the benefits! :)

This is a really simple apple crisp that’s absolutely delicious. Peeled, chopped apples are tossed with sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and some spice. Then they’re placed into a baking dish and topped with a quick and easy crisp mixture that’s accented with almonds. The almonds add just a little bit of extra crunch and pop of flavor.

Warm from the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is the epitome of what fall dessert is meant to be!

MY OTHER RECIPES

One year ago: Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies
Two years ago: Banana-Nut Oat Bran Muffins
Three years ago: Coffeecake Muffins
Five years ago: Chocolate Rum Cheesecake

Almond-Apple Crisp

Servings 6 to 8 servings
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 50 minutes
Total 1 hour 20 minutes
Course:Dessert
Cuisine:American
Author: Michelle

A delicious apple dessert

Ingredients:

For the Apple Filling:

  • ½
    teaspoon
    cornstarch
  • 4
    teaspoons
    lemon juice
  • pounds
    Granny Smith apples
    (peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes)
  • pounds
    Golden Delicious Apples
    (peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes)
  • 2/3
    cup
    granulated sugar
  • Pinch
    salt
  • Pinch
    ground cinnamon
  • Pinch
    ground nutmeg

For the Almond Crisp Topping:

  • ¾
    cup
    all-purpose flour
  • ¾
    cup
    light brown sugar
  • ½
    cup
    slivered almonds
    (crumbled with your fingers)
  • ½
    teaspoon
    salt
  • teaspoons
    ground cinnamon
  • ¼
    teaspoon
    ground nutmeg
  • ½
    cup
    cold unsalted butter
    (cut into small cubes)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place oven rack in bottom third of oven.
  2. Make the Apple Filling: Stir the cornstarch and lemon juice together in a large bowl until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add the apples, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and toss to combine. Pour mixture into an 8-inch-square (or other 2-quart) baking dish.
  3. Make the Almond Crisp Topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, almond pieces, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Use a pastry blender (or your fingertips) to quickly incorporate the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is the consistency of coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apple filling.
  4. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown, the juices are bubbling and the apples are tender.

Recipe Notes:

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition:

Calories: 561kcal
Fat: 20g
Saturated fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 40mg
Sodium: 212mg
Potassium: 351mg
Carbohydrates: 94g
Fiber: 7g
Sugar: 72g
Protein: 4g
Vitamin A: 11.8%
Vitamin C: 7.9%
Calcium: 7.2%
Iron: 8.8%

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