Thursday, August 14, 2008

Apple Crisp

We had a potluck at work this week and I signed up for dessert. I try to avoid cooking during the week because I never have enough time, but this is a truly easy dessert to throw together. I got this recipe from my step mom Diane. I LOVE apple crisp, blueberry crisp, cherry name the fruit and probably dig the crisp. This recipe is perfect and decadent and can be made with items you already have in your pantry.

My challenge has always been peeling the apples. It takes FOREVER and I am not a patient person. Fortunately, Diane knows that too and introduced me to the coolest gadget apple corer and peeler. It looks like a medieval torture device...and I guess it is if you are an apple. You place the apple on the prongs and crank it through the cutter and peeler. It leaves the apples looking like a slinky.

Apple Crisp:
6-8 Apples (it looks like a lot, but put them all comes out too sugary if you don't use enough apples.)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Box of yellow cake mix
1/2 cup oatmeal (this was not a part of the original recipe...put what is a crisp without oatmeal?)
1 cube of margerine microwaved to warm
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cut apples into small bite sized pieces and toss in tablespoon of lemon juice to keep the apples from browning. Combine cake mix, oatmeal, margerine, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix will until a crumble forms. Place apples at the bottom of a cooking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top of apples so they are completely covered.

Cook at 350 F for 55 minutes. If you can, serve warm with vanilla bean ice cream...if not, it is just as good at room temperature.

Thanks to my step mom Diane for giving me this FABULOUS recipe. Enjoy!

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