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Friday, October 22, 2010

Maple Apple Crisp

I had a bunch of apples to do something with, so I searched on but didn't find much there, but while browsing recipes on the all recipes website, I found this recipe among the "apple desserts" category. I changed it a bit, see my recipe below.
*6 apples- a good mix of red, green, reddish yellow and reddish green (peeled, cored, sliced)
*3/4 c pure maple syrup^
*1/2 c flour
*1/2 c rolled oats
*1/2 c brown sugar
*pinch of salt
*1/2 t cinnamon
*1/2 t nutmeg
*1/4 c butter, softened
Preheat oven to 375.
Butter a baking dish. Put apples in it, pour in syrup and mix it all up.
In a small bowl, mix flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the soft butter and mix it up with your fingers until it's crumbly. Then pour the crumbly mixture on top of the apples and get it all covered up.
Bake for 35 minutes.
I have a glass baking dish, so when I peaked inside to see how it was coming along, I noticed that the liquidy bottom (mostly syrup with some juice from the apples) was boiling up through the entire dish. I took that as a good sign.

^A note on syrup: someone on all recipes commented that you should use real pure maple syrup and not regular maple syrup. I recently went to the store to buy some cheaper maple syrup for cooking with, and found out that most of the "maple syrup" on the shelf is something like high fructose corn syrup with artificial maple flavor. I found one that boasted on the label "no high fructose corn syrup!" so I looked at the ingredients and the 1st ingredient was light corn syrup. Yeah, I guess that's not high fructose, is it? I bought Hy-Vee's Grand Brand pure maple syrup. It wasn't organic but it was affordable, and the ingredient list said: pure maple syrup. I have organic pure maple syrup at home, but at $15 a bottle, that stuff is only going on pancakes- not in baked food.