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  Dirk's Favorite Apple Crisp
 
  • This is my version of a basic apple crisp. I like a little more spice than usual and extra topping!
  • Though apple crisp is thought of as a late season or fall treat, there is always some variety of tart apple available year around. Granny Smith's are my favorite.
  • I use a tabletop slicer/corer for prepping my apples. It's very quick and easy.
  • For even more variation, try adding raisins, dried cranberries or chopped nuts.


Ingredients
  • 1 - 10 inch round pan, ceramic or glass works best
  • 8 medium size tart apples, skinned, sliced, and cored.
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold butter, sliced into 12 pieces

 

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or chopped walnuts or both (optional)

       

Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Laying apple slices flat, fill pan with apples halfway. Add 2 tablespoons butter pieces on top of apples. Fill pan with remaining apples.
  • Add all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well. Add cold butter slices to mixture. With a pastry cutter. slice butter into mixture forming large crumbs. You can use a food processor for this step but don't make crumbs too small. Pulse carefully.
  • Place one half crumb mixture on top of apple slices. Shake pan to fill all crevices then top with remaining crumbs.
  • Bake in oven about 55 minutes or until crisp is browned and bubbling around edges.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream.
  • Serves 6 to 8 people (probably 6!). Enjoy!
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