Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Fall is my favourite season, it's finally colder outside and I like to take long walks in the woods to look at the leaves' gorgeous colors. One of my favourite activities in the fall is to go apple picking. I can spend hours in the orchards taking pictures and eating apples, and then I bring home big bags filled with all different kinds. I usually give some to my parents if I go visit them. Growing up, I could not wait for apple season because I knew my mom would make her famous apple crisp. Because we were a big family she would peel a lot of apples, I still have memories of her doing that at the kitchen table. We sat around the table and helped her after school. I remember that I would eat half of the apples I peeled and put half, in small cubes in a big bowl. My mom would put sugar between layers of apples and a bit of lemon juice. She would then add cinnamon and place the apples in a big pan. She would carefully spread a thick layer of topping made with butter, oats, flour and brown sugar. It was served, warm, after dinner with vanilla ice cream of course!

I still make apple crisps in the fall. I have not met one person yet that does not like it. I spent a lot of time in Quebec during the month of September, because I lost my dear cousin, and I went to my favourite Verger in Mont St-Hilaire to buy Cortland apples. I will use them to make a delicious fruit ketchup.


Apple Crisp


APPLE CRISP

Ingredients:
4 large Granny Smith apples (2 lb./900g), peeled, sliced (about 8 cups)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar, divided
2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup butter, melted
10 Peek Freans Lifestyle Selections Shortcake Biscuits, crushed (about 1 cup)

Directions:
1- Preheat oven to 350F.
2- In a deep pie plate mix apples with brown sugar and cinnamon.
3- In a small bowl mix the butter with the crushed shortcake biscuits and the oats. Top apples with this mix.
4- Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes.
5- Let cool at room temperature and serve with ice cream.



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