Monday, September 3, 2012

The Best Autumn Apple Crisp & Apple Pickin!

Farewell Summer!
What is it about the this time of year--with the cooler nights and autumn in the air-- that causes us to crave the warm aromas of vanilla, coffee, or cinnamon?  There is just something heart-warming about pulling a steamy apple pie or crisp out of the oven!  What a delicious surprise for the hubby after work, the kids as they come home from school, or on a brisk Saturday after a game of family football. A dessert dotted with butter and brown sugar somehow always puts a smile on my face and extra faces in my house!
Here are a few pictures of our fun apple picking afternoon together!  Mr. Cozy and I love doing seasonal things like this. 
Can you tell I was incredibly happy to on the wagon ride out to the orchard?  It was only my sweet husband and I together for the ride!  How romantic. :)
I'm ready to start pickin!!!
I found a perfect one!
After picking some beautiful Jonathan apples (which are my favorite) at the orchard, I decided it would only be the right thing to do for me to make the very first apple crisp of the season!  Friends, this one is truly the Best apple crisp I've ever had!  It's an easy one to make and calls for staple pantry ingredients plus a special one for making it so delicious--yellow cake mix! 
While my husband is usually more of a pie kind of guy, he could hardly keep his fork out of it!!  With a frosty glass of milk and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, this crumble apple crisp is sure to satisfy your cinnamon-apple cravings.  Hope you can enjoy it in the upcoming season with your family! 
Autumn Apple Crisp
7 c. Diced Tart Apples, about 7 medium
1 c. Sugar
1 Tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
Dash of Salt
1/4 c. Water
1- 9 oz. pkg. Yellow Cake Mix (I used Jiffy)
3/4 c. Rolled Oats
1/3 c. Butter, cold and cubed
1 heaping Tbsp. Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 c. Pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Dice apples into small bits and place in a medium sized bowl.
Add sugar and the 4 ingredients. 
 Stir to combine and set bowl aside.
 In another bowl, dump the yellow cake mix, oats, brown sugar, powder and soda.
 Stir to combine.
 Add the butter and cut into the mixture, with two forks, until crumbly.
 This is what makes it a Crisp.
 Pour the delicious apple mixture into a greased baking dish.
Sprinkle the crumble topping over the apples. 
 Spread out evenly to all the edges.
Bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes or until apples are tender and top is golden and bubbly!
Serve warm with ice cream. 

 When the ice cream begins to melt is when it's the best!
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Nela said...

Oh wow....that looks sooo good! :9
I should definitely make an apple crisp one of these days, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Eileen said...

Oh wow, this looks heavenly! I'm going to pin this one to my recipe board.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, my mouth is watering. This sounds soooooooooo good. I have saved the recipe and will definitely make this one. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Delicious! Everything seems to taste better when you start with ingredients you've picked yourself. I love your recipe for apple crisp!

Stopping by from Mangia Mondays (I posted #24, Trout with Almonds, Lemon, Butter, Parsley, Pepper & Capers)

Amber @ The Cook's Sister

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Your apple crisp looks so delish Leslie! I love apple's one of my fav desserts ever! I envy you picking apples's such a fun fall activity! We don't have any apple orchards nearby. {sad face}
Have a lovely week! Angie xo

sharonavinger said...

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Keeping it Cozy said...

What a beautiful post! The crisp look delicious. I love picking seasonal fruit and then cooking with it... what a fun time.

Andrea said...

oh wow...this looks absolutely delicious! Now to go apple picking:)

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Yummy, this looks fantastic!!

SerenaB said...

The crisp looks amazing! Is it possible I can smell it through the screen? Have a fabulous week!

Valerie Burgess said...

Wow, I guess we both have autumn apples on the brain! How fun to go out and pick your own though! The Apple Crisp looks so delicious, and so much easier than a pie! Thanks for the recipe.

Sarah Grace said...

Yeah, I'm gonna be trying this recipe. :) Can't wait for the big bushel bags of apples to start arriving at the stores! Apple Pie, here we come!!

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Lynn said...

This looks so amazing, I can't wait to try it. Wish we could apple pick, but no apple orchards:(
Have a wonderful week, Hugs, Lynn