Nutty Apple Crisp ๐ŸŽ

 

 

Arenโ€™t there those days when all you want to do is curl up on a couch with a book and a bowl of your comfort food ?

A warm apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce does it for me.

I love this lush sweet tart apple filling covered with crispy morsels of buttery sugary topping. Just the thing you need to unwind with !

Apple Crisp is really a fall dessert made up of a baked apple filling and a crispy crumb topping.Use any apples you like. Or, try a mix of apples for different textures and flavours. Itโ€™s one of those desserts that can never go wrong !

Enjoy โค๏ธ

Topping

Ingredients:

All purpose flour – 3/4 cup

Old fashioned rolled oats – 3/4 cup

Light brown sugar – 3/4 cup

Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp

Nutmeg – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Butter melted – 1/2 cup

Walnuts chopped – 1/2 cup

Method :

Combine all the ingredients except the chopped walnuts. The mixture should be moistened and crumbly . Add chopped walnuts . Stir . Keep aside.

Apple filling

Ingredients :

Thinly sliced apples – 5 cups

Granulated sugar – 2 tbsps

Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Water – 1/4 cup

Salt – a pinch

Butter unsalted – 1 tbsp

Milk – 1tbsp

Method :

Toss apple in all the ingredients except butter and milk. Keep aside.

Preheat oven to 200 C.

In an oven proof skillet or a pan ( if using a separate baking dish ) melt butter over a low flame and add the tossed apple until itโ€™s half cooked . Add a splash of milk to make the cinnamon sauce creamier.

If using the baking pan, layer the half-cooked apples with the sauce evenly. Spoon the oats topping over the apples and press lightly . Bake in the oven for 20 mins until golden.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and a salted caramel sauce.

Salted caramel sauce

Ingredients :

Water – 1/2 cup

Sugar – 1 cup

Heavy cream – 1/2 cup

Unsalted butter – 1 tbsp

Sea salt – 1/4 tsp

Method :

Pour water into a sauce pan, add sugar into the middle of the pan. Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Uncover and continue to boil until syrup is thick ( about 15 mins ) . Reduce heat to medium, continue to cook until sugar is deep amber. ( about 5 mins)

Meanwhile, bring cream and salt to simmer in a small saucepan over high heat.

Remove sugar syrup from heat. Pour about 1/4 of hot cream into sugar mix . Once bubbling subsides, add remaining cream. Stir gently until smooth and whisk in butter. Let it cool until warm and drizzle over vanilla ice cream .

Add a pinch of love โค๏ธ:

Substitute the water to make the filling with apple cider ( unfiltered apple juice ) – 1 /2 cup and reduce it to 1/4 cup over low flame. Use different apples for varied texture and flavour . Substitute walnuts with Pecans .

xoxo

Sareekaโค๏ธ