November 22, 2008

RECIPE ~ Apple Pecan Crisp

Apple Pecan Crisp

For the topping:
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
3/4 cup pecans, chopped into large chunks

For the filling:
8 apples peeled, cored and quartered
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Butter an 8" square pan, and pre-heat the oven to 350 F.

To prepare the topping, mix together the rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnomon and salt. Ad the butter and work with your hands until the mixture is homogenous but with large chunks. Mix in pecans.

To make the filling, in a large bowl stir together the apples, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Spread the filling in the prepared pan. Evenly spread the topping over the apples.

Bake about 45 minutes or until the topping is golden and the filling is bubbly. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Serve plain or with vanilla ice cream.

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