Servings: 6-8 Prep Time: 70 Min
If you're like me, you haven't given much thought about thanksgiving yet. With so much going on right now, thanksgiving is the last thing on my mind. But, now is the time when plans are being set and side dishes are being divvied up amongst the family. Every year someone always seems to get the short end of the stick, left to cook the turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes. This year, it's me. Sisters get the salads and green bean casserole, while the younger brother gets the cranberry sauce, which usually comes out in the shape of a can! We wouldn't want to burden him with actual cooking would we? I kid. But not really.
Regardless of all the family drama this time of year, I always volunteer to make the apple crisp. Some would argue that apple pie is more appropriate for a thanksgiving meal, and it might be, but what if I told you you could get the same reaction with far less work!? Call me lazy, buy hey, you do what you gotta do, am I right?
Im guessing if you're reading this blog (all three of you), you've probably made a crisp before. I haven't reinvented the crisp but have laid out a few advantages, mainly the ease. I'll take a few minutes of my life back, especially around this time of year. This recipe is easy and delicious, heck, even my baby brother could bake it, eeeeer, maybe not:)
Try it this year, your family and friends will think you spent hours on it!
What you'll need
For the topping:
1/2 Cup All-purpose flour
2/3 Cup Light brown sugar packed
1 Tsp Ground cinnamon
1/4 Tsp salt
1/2 Cup Cold unsalted butter, cubed into small pieces
1 1/4 Cup Stoopid Simple Granola
For the filling:
5 Cups Sliced apples
1/4 Cup Granulated sugar
2 Tbs all-purpose flour
1/2 Tsp Ground cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Ground nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Spray a 9" pie plate or 8-9" square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt until well combined. Add the cold cubed butter and using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture starts to come together and is crumbly. Pour in the granola and use your fingers gently to incorporate the butter mixture with the granola.
Add the sliced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a large mixing bowl and stir until all of the apple slices are well coated. Scoop the apples into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the granola mixture on top of the apples.
Bake at 350°F (177°C) for 40 to 50 minutes or until the topping is lightly golden brown and the juices are bubbling around the edges.
Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.
Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream. Duh!