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Almond Apple Crisp

Sweet spiced apples are baked under a crisp almond crust, in this delicious apple crisp.






In grade 3 my daughter ended up bringing home an assignment from school, which asked students to bring a recipe to school. As I set out my ingredients, she asked if she could help make the apple crisp, then write the recipe for school. I thought it was a fabulous idea. We quickly got to work and I took the opportunity to teach her about fractions, while measuring ingredients. As we sprinkled the apples with the topping, Queenie could not contain her excitement. She asked me several times how long it would take, to cook the crisp. Once it was out of the oven, we let it cool, while I took my photos. Since it was lunch time, we ended up having apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for lunch and it was magnificent. The almonds added a delicious nutty crunch to the topping.





Almond-Apple Crisp
adapted from My Hobbie Lobbie

6-8 Granny Smith apples
2 red delicious apples
1 Tbs cornstarch
3 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 C sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of salt

Topping
3/4 C flour
1/2 C quick cooking oats
3/4 C light brown sugar
1/2 C sliced almonds
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C cold butter, cut into cubes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Peel, core and chop the apples and place them in a large bowl. Add the cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla, sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, cloves and salt. Stir well to combine. Place seasoned apples into a 2 qt baking dish.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon; stir well to combine. Using a pastry cutter, or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the almonds and sprinkle evenly over the apples.

Bake for 50- 55 minutes; until the topping is nice and golden. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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