I am super excited about tonight because it is DATE NIGHT! Yep, my husband and I still go out on dates after 15 years of marriage (which we celebrated on July 4th). Tonight we are making it simple; Chick-Fil-A, and Spiderman homecoming. We are both even wearing Spiderman shirts to the movie. How. Freaking. Cute. Is. That?!
Part of my excitement is also due to the fact that I made my first apple crisp a couple of days ago! I did make a couple of errors though. First I did not peel the apples. This is something I will make sure to do since it made cutting through the apple slices a bit of a challenge. It was also a little sweet for my liking, but the family approved.
I added lemon to the recipe along with a whole cup of sugar, forgetting that lemon brings out the flavor of everything, especially sugar. I think next time I make this I will reduce the white sugar to only 1/4 to 1/2 cup. Regardless, I am going to post the recipe I used, and you can make it your own.
For the recipe; I used 5 apples,
1 cup white sugar, *update; 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 cup plus 2 tbsp of flour, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup juice of one lemon, 1 cup quick oats, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 2/3 cup melted butter.
I started out by slicing the apples (I recommend peeling them as well) and putting them in the pie pan. I then added the white sugar, 2 tbsp flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, water, and lemon. Now set that aside and in a mixing bowl put together your quick oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, brown sugar, and melted butter. After that Is all mixed in crumble it evenly over the top of the apples. Bake it at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
My husband is heading home from work now, and I have demanded that when he gets here, we are to take a corny couples selfie. After photos, I am off to eat dinner and enjoy a stress-free night of movie watching. Have any of you watched the premiere of Spiderman homecoming? How did you like it?
For the Filling:
- 5 apples peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup juice of one lemon
- Slice apples and place into the pie pan
- In a mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, mix together
- Sprinkle mixture evenly over apples
- pour the water and juice of one lemon over the apples and set the filling aside
For the Topping:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 to 1/2 stick melted butter (the mixture should be slightly wet)
- Mix together flour, brown sugar, quick oats, baking powder, and baking soda
- Add melted butter and mix in
After topping is all mixed together, spread evenly over filling. Bake apple crisp at 350 for 45 minutes. After removing from oven let cook for 45 min to an hour. Serve with vanilla ice cream.