Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Stayman Winesap Apple Crisp

Stayman Winesap apples.

One of our favorite apples in the fall and winter is the Stayman Winesap.  It's very good for baking, and I was happy to get a bag of these at the Farmer's Market on Monday.  Instead of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, I've made an apple crisp. (Okay, I will make some pumpkin muffins and perhaps some pumpkin cookies too.)  Here's a simple recipe that can be made in about an hour--20 minutes prep time and 40 minutes cooking time. This is modified from a recipe from

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats (not the Quick Cook ones)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 cups apples--peeled, cored and chopped
1/3 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease an 8-inch square pan with butter.
2.  In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour, nutmeg, cardamom and butter.
Mix until crumbly.  Place half of the crumb mixture in pan.  Spread apples over the mixture.  Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and top with remaining crumb mixture.
3.  Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serves 8

Place half of crumb mixture in bottom of pan.
Spread apples over crumb mixture.

Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over apples.
Top with the remaining crumb mixture.

Well, I just had to try this, but there will still be plenty for Thanksgiving tomorrow.
Yes, I think this will be a nice change for Thanksgiving dessert. Now I'm off to make the pumpkin cookies.

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