The other evening, while making dinner, I decided to make a variation of my favorite Self Soul Space dessert, Spiced Apple & Pear Crisp. Spiced Apple Crisp! I actually didn't have any pears in the house, and every time I make Spiced Apple & Pear Crisp, we have tons of leftovers... So, this time I halved the recipe, too... which was just enough for my family. This is an easy dessert to take with you to holiday gatherings, plus it's less calories then Apple pie!! I hope you enjoy this variation as much as the original, we sure did!!
Spiced Apple Crisp
Serves 4-6 Time: 60 min (10 min hands-on, 50 min baking)
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed (plus additional for greasing dish)
3 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, & sliced thin
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
*if you have apple pie spice, use 2 tsp intead of cinnamon and nutmeg
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (I used g-free flour)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly butter a 2 qt round baking dish. In baking dish, toss apples with lemon juice, granulated sugar, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a food processor, pulse flour, oats, brown sugar and salt until combined. Add butter and pulse again until mixture resembles coarse meal. Spread oat mixture evenly over fruit and bake until fruit is tender, juices are bubbly and topping is crisp, 45 to 50 minutes.