Monday, September 17, 2007

Manic Monday - Crisp

It's Monday again and that means it's time for another Manic Monday Meme hosted by the marvelously magnificent Mo from It's a Blog Eat Blog World. Mo has decreed this week's theme to be "crisp" and I'm sure that's in keeping with the advent of the fall season and that certain crispness in the air that arrives right along with all things autumnal.

As soon as I saw the topic for this week, my mind immediately went to one of my most favorite crisp things ever - apple crisp! Nothing says autumn like a warm bowl of apple crisp with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on the side! Maybe it's a New England thing but no matter where I have lived (and I've lived in a lot of places!) as soon as the weather has turned cooler, the days have become shorter, the nights have become longer, the air holds a certain crispness, and apples hang from their branches just begging to be picked my mouth starts watering for some homemade apple crisp.

For this week's post I thought I would share one of my very favorite recipes for apple crisp that is so easy even a no-talent hack in the kitchen like myself can make it! Give it a try and I'm sure you'll like it, too!

Apple Crisp
  • 4 cups peeled and sliced apples (any kind but I prefer Cortlands myself)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cut-up butter
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 9-inch glass pie plate. Arrange apples in pie plate, mounding in center. Pour orange juice over apples .
  • In bowl combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Cut in butter until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle over apples.
  • Bake 45 to 55 minutes until topping is brown and apples are tender.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Now doesn't that just make your mouth water? I would say it's even better than cake! Miss Bee might not say that but I would! Have a fantastic Manic Monday and don't forget to visit the other participants!


  1. That wonderful picture reminded me of my great grandfather's saying about desert (he was one of the first I ever knew who insisted on eating it first before dinner)

    "There are three kinds of pie: Open face, criss cross, and kivered - all apple"

  2. Anonymous8:13 AM EDT

    mouth watering!

    now im hungry lol!

  3. Anonymous8:49 AM EDT

    I went out on a crisp day yesterday. I didn't make apple crisp but I made something close.

    We think alike.

  4. Anonymous9:18 AM EDT

    When I looked at the picture I could hear those apple crisp snap! Apple crisp is delicious if the apples are soft...don't like hard apples.

  5. Been caught stealing... your mouthwatering Apple Crisp recipe =)

    Hope you don´t mind ♥

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow, that looks yummy! And you are right, even I might be able to attemp that!!

  7. Oh, I'm so hungry for apple crisp. Have a great MM. :)

  8. Well, that just made me blow my diet all the HE double hockey sticks... ;-)


  9. interesting, orange juice in it! i still like cake better though!

    smiles, bee

  10. Yum, yum , yum! I'm drooling :DGreat post and happy MM:D

  11. Those apples look scrumptious.

  12. Ok, let's try this again! Took me three tries to get the comments to open. I posted, published and it lost the comment so here I am again!
    Anyway, before I totally lose my train of thought - My older daughter and I both LOVE apple crisp! I use oatmeal in with the flour/sugar and butter though and have never tried making it with the orange juice but sure does sound good. So I'll have to save your recipe to my online file and give it a try in the near future! Good post - very mouth-watering I might add too!

  13. I think I've gained 5 pounds reading all these apple crisp entries for today!
    Thanks for sharing your crisp recipe with us!

  14. UMMM sounds like a good dessert to go with Diane's Mexican Chicken Casserole!!


  15. orange juice? hmmm.

    that's a great idea!

  16. yum ~ that recipe sounds delicious.

    Maybe I will attempt to make it this autumn.

  17. Anonymous9:39 PM EDT

    I'll have some, please...even though I'm not playing along this week. :)

  18. I shoulda put some ice cream on mine!! Gosh that looks delicious.

    Happy MM!

  19. Looks yummy.
    I'll be right over.


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