Apple Crisp

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by BettyR, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like this recipe because all I need to make it is 2 apples. I usually put 3 apples but in a pinch you could just add a few extra crackers and if you don't have any apples at all. I realize that a lot of you live in town and a trip to the grocery store isn't a big deal but where I live the grocery store is a 30 mile drive, so I only make it once every two weeks to get groceries and keeping enough apples around to make a crisp on a regular basis is not practical.

    Apple Crisp

    2 cups water
    2 cups sugar
    2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    2 apples chopped with the peel left on
    3 tablespoons lemon juice - bottled is fine
    42 Ritz crackers, coarsely broken

    In a sauce pan, combine first 6 ingredients. Over high heat bring mixture to a boil, simmer for 15 minutes. Remove form heat and add lemon juice and vanilla. Break crackers into casserole dish and pour syrup and apples over crackers, stir gently to distribute apples evenly. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes or until syrup has thickened.

    While syrup is simmering put crisp topping together.

    1 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter – chopped
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    1/2 cup old fashioned oats

    Place first three ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until mixture resembles course meal. Add pecans and oats and pulse two or three more times...just enough to mix ingredients.

    Crumble evenly over the pie filling.
    Bake 350* for 45 minutes.

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    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Looks sooooooooooooo yummy!!! Going to whip some up! [​IMG]
     
  3. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks delish! [​IMG]
     
  4. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Let me know how it turns out. DH loves this stuff, it's what he has every morning for breakfast. He eats it with a couple of soft fried eggs.


    Quote:Thanks....
     
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Betty ...I just stumbled on to your recipe for ritz cracker apple crisp
    have been looking for quite a while, mother called it mock apple cake.
    I will be making it tomorrow morning,
    thanks a bunch for sharing. .sissy [​IMG]
     
  6. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Glad I could help...

    My MIL gave me the recipe for the pie, she said it was really popular back in the 60's. I added the apples for flavor and texture, we really like the chew of the peels and I turned it into a crisp because I hate making pie crust. DH thinks it's better than the pie.
     
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
    Betty:clap so delish I am :jump [​IMG] now how about
    something with fresh blue berries [​IMG]
     
  8. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Cool!!! I'm glad you liked it. It's really kind of crazy that an apple "pie" made with crackers and apples would taste better than one made with just apples but it does.

    Funny you should mention blueberries. I'm planning an experiment today for making a Blueberry Crisp using a modified version of the apple crisp. I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  9. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Betty,, looking foward to trying the blue berrie crisps
    after you have tested it/ have a great day.
    thank you.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011
  10. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought I had more blueberries in the freezer than I did, so I had to use half blueberries and half blackberries. All I can say is YUM!!! It is really good! I really like it this way I'm not sure I would want to do it with all blueberries, the blackberries give it such a rich flavor I'm not sure I would want to leave them out. If you try it with all blueberries let me know how it turned out.

    Berry Crisp

    2 cups water
    2 cups sugar
    2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    2 tablespoons butter
    1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1-1/2 cups blueberries
    1-1/2 cups blackberries
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    42 Ritz crackers, coarsely broken

    In a sauce pan, combine first 8 ingredients. Over high heat bring mixture to a boil, simmer for 15 minutes. Remove form heat and add vanilla. Break crackers into casserole dish and pour syrup and berries over crackers, stir gently to distribute berries evenly. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes or until syrup has thickened.

    While syrup is simmering put crisp topping together.

    1 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/4 cup butter
    Place ingredients into food processor and pulse to cut in butter.

    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    1/2 cup old fashioned oats
    Add pecans and oats and pulse 2 or 3 times just to mix in ingredients.

    Crumble evenly over the pie filling.
    Bake 350* for 45 minutes.

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