It’s been raining like crazy here in Philadelphia and it’s unseasonably cool for late May. This weather puts me in the mood for comfort food and nothing says comfort like a warm, apple dessert. Warm apples tossed with cinnamon and sugar, a buttery, crisp graham cracker crust, and cold ice cream slowly melting over the top. I took this dessert to a friends house for lunch and everyones reaction to their first bite was the same- the table got really quiet, everyone smiled, and then we all sank a little deeper into our chairs. Then came the first comment, “this is SO good!” Yep, that pretty much sums up an apple crisp. SO GOOD.
- 6 Granny Smith apples (about 8 cups slices)
- 2 T. white sugar
- 8 graham crackers (2 1/2 x 5 in.) coarsely crushed
- 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 c. quick or old-fashioned oats
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1/2 c. (one stick) butter, melted
- Ice cream, for serving
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Peel, core and slice apples. Sprinkle the apples with 2 T. white sugar and stir to evenly coat. Place in a baking dish, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine crushed graham crackers, brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon in a bowl. Pour melted butter over the mix and stir to evenly coat with butter.
- Pour the crumb mixture over the apples.
- Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and cook an additional 5-10 minutes or until apples are tender.
- Serve with ice cream.
Recipe Source: The Pampered Chef “All The Best” Cookbook