Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Apple Crisp

Another apple recipe. No, we're not sick of them yet. Yes, we're finally making a dent in the bushel that we picked at the orchard.

Apple Crisp
10 cups apples, peeled, cored, sliced
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup water
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Place the sliced apples in a 9x13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all.
3. Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes.

Ideally, that is the way it should have gone. I've realize though, that with this "super" type of couponing that I've been doing for the past 9 months, I don't always have adequate amounts of certain ingredients. Sure, I have a stockpile. If you look in my pantry, you'll see 12 boxes of cereal, 9 bottles of bbq sauce, and 6 jars of salsa. (And yes, I checked.) What you will not find is extra all-purpose flour, brown sugar, and quick-cooking oats. Today was a day of substitutions. For the flour, we used 1 cup of bread flour minus 1 tablespoon. We used old-fashioned oats (a little chewier.) For the brown sugar, we took 1 cup white sugar, subtracted 1 tablespoon, and replaced it with 1 tablespoon of molasses. Now I know what to add to my grocery list, along with the cinnamon that we finished off today too.

Mixing white sugar and molasses
Fresh brown sugar
"Don't worry. I got it under control," he told me.

The apple crisp is delicious. It just needs one thing.

Ice cream!

Doesn't ice cream make everything better?

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  1. What do you think was different in the taste or texture in substituting the flour and oats. Was it significant?

  2. Just pulled this out of the oven. It looks delish.

    I had to laugh, tho. I had all the ingredients except the apples. Guess there's no substitution for them. :P

  3. Had some with ice cream and it was really good.

  4. There is not a huge difference between the 2 flours. Bread flour tends to make it chewier, which is why I removed a tablespoon of it. As for the oats, the old-fashioned don't cook as quickly as the quick, so they are chewier as well.