Tuesday, November 13, 2012

let the holiday baking begin!

my first holiday baking of the season -- delicious apple crisp/crumble!
this apple crisp/crumble is really that good! half of it disappeared within less than 5 minutes of serving.

oh, we absolutely love the holiday season. today was my first official holiday baking kickoff. that's because this morning i made this delicious and yummy looking apple crisp or as some people may call it, apple crumble. i don't have any pretty pictures to show apart from the instagram photo i took this morning (above). but i have to say, holiday baking is so much fun. with thanksgiving just days away, it's really just that exciting. i'm already planning out different recipes in my head, and which ones i want to make this year for thanksgiving. then we've got christmas and i don't know what to do! i mean, i know... but there's so many goodies i can't decide which ones to make. hah! i'm sure come december or at the end of the month anyway i'd already have an idea of what's in store for december. oh, how exciting!

below's the recipe for the apple crisp/crumble should you be interested in making it yourself. this is my favorite go-to apple crisp recipe. we make it every year around this time of year. occasionally we'll have it as dessert for those "english" dinner nights where we have turkey shepherd's pie with popovers, gravy and veggies. mmmm... so good with a drizzle of evaporated milk over this warm and yummy crisp. delish! writing about it makes me want to make another one. :)

apple crisp

4 or 5 medium baking apples (such as granny smith, golden delicious or gala)
1/3 butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
optional: 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp cinnamon (i say optional because i don't always put these in)

preheat oven to 375° F.

peel and slice the apples. then place them in a baking dish (i used an 8x8 glass dish); making sure they cover the entire dish. in a mixing bowl, mix all the other ingredients together (yes, the melted butter, brown sugar, flour and quick cooking oats). if you're using the nutmeg and cinnamon, add those in as well. mix everything until they start to resemble crumb bits. then scatter the topping evenly on top of the apple slices. make sure it covers all the apples as you'll want to have that sweet yummy crumble in every bit! bake in the oven for 30 minutes. serve warm with ice cream or with cold evaporated milk. actually, you can even drizzle warm caramel on top too if you like. delish! enjoy. :)

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