Apple Crisp

Hello, Everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

Personally, I’m glad to be on the other side.  Now that Christmas is over, I can actually relax and enjoy being home with my parents and sisters. We always do way too much on Christmas day. We visit both sides of the family, friends, and try to squeeze in a little immediate family time as well. I’m sure many of you do a similar holiday run around. Having many people that love you, and want to see you is certainly not something to complain about. However, it does make for a busy day. I can only see it getting even more complicated in the future, as my sisters and I get married, and eventually have kids… But let’s not to worry about that now.

This recipe is one I’ve been sitting on for a couple of weeks. I made an adorable little apple crisp for my sweetie and I right before I left for the holidays. It was the perfect amount for two people. It was an amazing not-too-heavy dessert. I actually debated about whether or not to post yet another dessert recipe after all the holiday indulgences. Since I already did the drawings, I figured why not?  I’ll start posting healthy recipes in the new year.

Sometimes, I feel self-conscience about my posts because they’re pretty revealing as to what my diet has been like. If you’ve noticed my recent posts have been all pies and desserts, it’s because that’s exactly what I’ve been eating. Again, I’ll start eating and posting healthier meals after the holidays, really I promise. Until then, ease into your New Year’s resolution of eating better with this slightly lighter treat. Enjoy!

Love,

Heather Diane

How to peel core and slice and apple

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour (for filling)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (for topping)
  • 3 tablespoons  packed brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C).
  2. Place the sliced apples in a 8×4 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all.
  3. Combine the oats, 3 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.