Winter is once again upon us here in Canada and hot desserts are once again on the menu. What could be better than being greeted by the smell of apple crisp fresh from the oven, after an afternoon of playing in the snow.
Apple crisp is a versatile dish in that you can experiment with ingredients and as long as you include enough apples you cannot go wrong.
Today’s apple crisp recipe was made for a Sunday evening intergenerational games and potluck night. As always we made lots planning on have some to bring home and you guessed it, all was eaten.
- 12 apples peeled sliced
- 2 cups pecans crushed
- 1 cup raisins pre-soaked for 15 minutes
- Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup apple butter
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup quinoa (cleaned and soaked for 30 minutes in hot water)
- 3 cups oatmeal
- Half a cup water or apple juice
- 1/2 cup butter
- Preheat the oven to 375 F
- In a large mixing bowl place the prepared apple slices, pecans, raisins, lemon juice, apple butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, quinoa drained, oatmeal and water. Mix together.
- Grease a 9x12 pan and pour the apple and oatmeal mixture into the pan
- Bake in the oven for 35 minutes removing at the half way mark and stirring. If the mixture appears too dry add more water or apple juice being careful not to make the crisp runny.
- Remove the apple crisp, stir again and pat the top to make a smooth surface to this add dollops butter and return to the oven for a further 15 minutes.
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