Saturday, September 12, 2009

Apple Crisp/Cobbler

Yesterday I woke up to find a glorious Fall-ish day waiting for me. I love Fall...I also love Spring. It's just such a fun time of year. Years ago a friend told me that people who liked Fall and Spring were just too indecisive and flaky to like either Winter or Summer. I was slightly offended at that remark but I must have recovered fairly quickly because I married that same friend three years later. :)
Anyhow, because I felt like embracing the Fall weather, I decided to make my favorite Fall dessert, apple crisp.

Btw, what's the difference between apple crisp and apple cobbler? I've never been able to figure it out. All I know is this - it's good stuff and I'll take it under any name it wants to go by.

Ingredients. Don't mess with me and my lifetime supply of cinnamon.

Combine butter and cake mix together. I always forget to soften the butter ahead of time so I end up popping it into the microwave and the proceed to over-soften it (AKA "melting"). Press cake mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.

Peel, core, and slice apples. Mix with 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon

Cover cake mixture with cinnamon apples.

Topping - 1/2 a cup of the following; brown sugar, flour, oats, and softened butter. Mix together until it looks like coarse crumbs.

Sprinkle crumb topping on top of the apples.

Preheat the oven to 375. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Keep an eye on it around 30 minutes into the baking process because the bottom can get a little crispy if you leave it in too long.

I make huge messes when I bake...or cook...or do anything in the kitchen.

When your apple crisp has finished baking, let it sit for 30 minutes to firm up a bit.

After impatiently waiting, serve it up with some delicious ice cream.

Mmmhmmm. I love how the cake mixture at the bottom becomes a deliciously, crunchy, buttery, sweet base for the apples and topping. Good stuff.

Fall-tastic Apple Crisp

Serves 8

1 cake mix, either a golden butter or yellow mix works
1/2 cup butter, softened
----> Combine. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
4-5 apples, sliced, cored, and peeled
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
----> Stir apples, sugar, and cinnamon together. Spread over cake mixture.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp. butter, softened
----> In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, and butter until mixture turns into coarse crumbs. Sprinkle on the apples. Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes or until top and bottom are golden brown.


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  2. Okay, I'm laughing at Khale's comment because it probably totally applies to me. :-) I love fall and spring.....and I love apple crisp. (or peach crisp, or strawberry-rhubarb crisp) heh. This looks really good Sarah!


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