I Butcher Recipes (Apple Crisp)

Last night we had a meeting with our Young Married Group. Remember when I talked about starting that group with my friend almost a year ago? Well, we're still meeting, and really enjoying it! There are only three couples total, but we have a really good dynamic, and it's fun doing our monthly get-togethers.

It was our turn to have the Bible study at our house. Typically if it's your turn, you also make a dessert for everyone to enjoy while we do our discussion.

So, I decided to make an apple crisp. What says "fall" like an apple crisp, I ask you?

I was going to get the Apple Brown Betty recipe that my mom had, but I forgot to get it from her before yesterday, and she couldn't get it for me before I needed to make it, because she was still at work. She did, however, send me a link to an apple crisp recipe, and I ended up using that one.

It turned out very well! I had to bake it longer than the 40-50 minutes suggested on the recipe, but the apples turned out soft, the topping wasn't too soggy, and it was fabulous with scoop of vanilla ice cream! It was also pretty easy to make, and used basic ingredients (my favorite kind of recipe).

So, out of the goodness of my heart (aren't I so nice?), I've decided to share it with you ladies! I've italicized the areas where I've modified it a bit.

Okay, a lot. I hardly ever follow a recipe exactly. I estimate, I change ingredients, I add more than I should. Yes, I butcher them. But they usually turn out well anyway. I'm just not a follow-the-directions-exactly kind of girl.

Actually, yes I am. Almost always. But not with food.

Here it is:


1 cup of sugar (I also threw in a little brown sugar, because I like brown sugar in apple crisps.)

2 tsp. lemon juice

A little lemon zest (I didn't have this, so I left it out - it still tasted great.)

1/4 cup of water

1/4 tsp. of vanilla

1/2 tsp. of cinnamon (optional) (Cinnamon is not optional! This is an Apple Crisp, after all. And I added alot more than half a teaspoon too.)

5 or 6 peeled and sliced large apples (Cortland works well) (Or Gala. That's what I used. And I didn't peel them either, I just chopped them up - you can always use a little fiber, no?)

3/4 cups of flour (it also turns out fine with rice flour, which is what I used - for all you gluten-free people out there.)

1/4 tsp. of salt

6 tbsp. butter, (Softened. I didn't realize it was supposed to be softened before I added the butter. That would have made it easier, but it still turned out fine without softening the butter.)

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Combine 1/2 sugar, lemon juice, a little lemon zest, water, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Peel and slice apples.

Marinate apples in combination and pour into a small baking pan (square).

Combine 1/2 sugar, flour, salt, butter (make sure butter is softened), and a little cinnamon.

Crumble and sprinkle 2nd combination over apples evenly.

Bake at 375°F for 40-50 minutes (I had to bake it for an hour, but it may have been because I used the rice flour instead of regular flour) until apples are tender and crust is browned.

Serve, best with warmed vanilla ice cream.

Submitted by: Emily

Modified by: Moi

I believe my mom got this recipe (if you can call it the same recipe after I altered it so much) from Cooks.com, and it was a hit!

What are your favorite fall recipes? Share, please!

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Amber said...

I'll have to pull out the recipe, but I LOVE to make pumpkin bread with flax! The flax makes it super moist and extra good for you (just replace half the eggs it calls for with flax). I'll try to find the recipe and post it soon :)

Lindsay said...

That sounds really, really yummy! Thanks for sharing!! My favorite fall recipe is boringly titled "Pumpkin Dessert". I do not like pumpkin pie, but LOVE pumpkin dessert... just a combination of eggs, sugar, pumpkin and the like thrown in a 9x13 pan with dry yellow cake mix sprinked on top (oh! and of course butter!!) YUMMO!!

Callie said...

This comment from Chloe - I'm just reposting it to hide my state!

"Oooh I've been hankering to make apple crisp this year but am still waiting on my mom to send me her recipe! If my patience ends up going crazy, I may try this one! But I'm the same way, I add or don't add things if I don't feel like it or don't have it, or sometimes substitute things that seem like a semi-appropriate substitute. LOL. You guys in [my state] must have the BEST apples by now! Jealous!"


SB said...

I highly recommend this pie


but I also recommend baking it about 20 mintues longer than suggested. and I'd say do those 20 minutes before you put the topping on. the cheesecake and pumpkin need more time to firm up.

Stephen and Larissa said...

I love gingerbread or hot fudge pudding cake in the fall... I might need to do a post on this

Unknown said...

I have never heard of Apple Crisp before but it sure does sound yummy!

In the fall we always make fruit flapjacks, with all the Fall fruits like apples, pumpkin seeds etc. I love it!!!

AmyK said...

Mmm, I've been dying for apple crisp but I'm the only one here to eat it! And I can't be a bad girl (again) and make a whole dessert just for myself.. bah.


And it's so cool that your marrieds group is still getting together! Awesome!

Jessica said...

I love apple crisp!! I am the exact opposite of you though...I have to follow a recipe to the letter or I panic. Haha!

Anne said...

This looks delish! I may need to give it a try :)

chloƫ. said...

Haha sorry! I didn't mean to almost give away your identity!

Amanda said...

i have been wanting to make apple crisp really soon, i just haven't had time! :( hopefully soon!!!

Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

Mmmmm sounds delicious! I bake and cook similarly, I don't know if I ever follow a recipe exactly!

I have several recipes for apple cider donuts that I'm going to try and work on this weekend, I'm so ready for fall foods!

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

Yummm that sounds DELISH! p.s. I didn't have you on my blog role for some reason. NOW I DO! I don't want to miss your fun posts.

Kelley said...

YUM! Can't wait to try this!

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