Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Favorite

Apple Crisp is a fall favorite at our house.  Last week a friend gave me four Wolf River Apples.  Many folks have never heard of the Wolf River variety, which leads me to believe they are particular to Wisconsin.  They are a fairly large apple, and are really good for baking and cooking. 

I hadn't felt up to doing much in the kitchen until this week.  So one of my first project was to use up those apples that have been sitting on my cupboard.  

To make my version of Apple Crisp, I use the following ingredients to make the crust and topping.
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup oatmeal
¾ cup butter

Combine flour, brown sugar, and oatmeal.  Mix in butter until mixture resembles crumbs. 
Reserve 1 cup of mixture for topping.
Press remaining crumbs into a 9 x 13 cake pan.
Top crust with at thick layer of fresh sliced apples.

Just to give you an idea of how large those Wolf River apples are, I only used three of them to fill the pan.    

After the apples are placed on top of the crust I cook the following ingredients over a medium heat, until thickened.

3 tab cornstarch
¼ teas cinnamon (I like lots of cinnamon, so I use about a teaspoon's worth)
1 teas salt
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar

Pour the mixture over the apples. 

Then top with the reserved crumb mixture.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Let cool a little bit.  We like our crisp warm with a little whipped cream or ice cream.  

Apple Crisp...... one of the must makes for fall.  

And, that's the way it is.....................


  1. Thanks i needed a quick Apple Crisp recipe...we've got apples coming out of our ears....i've been feeding them to the deer...!!

  2. i think i smell it cooking.. sounds delish, i have my vanilla ice cream ready

  3. Oh, that looks so delicious. Nothing says "AUTUMN" like the aroma of baking apples.

  4. I like your recipe, it's similar to one I use for rhubarb. Made my mouth water!

  5. Would you send a serving down here to West Memphis?? :)

  6. YUM YUM YUM - My favorite dessert!!

  7. OMG! This sounds scrumptious. I'm definitely making this one! Thanks for sharing.

  8. oh, yum! i'll bring the vanilla ice cream. :)

  9. Oh, a new to me recipe...and it looks sooo good.


  10. Oh my, does that look and sound good!!! I've not heard of that kind of apple. I miss Cortlands, from Maryland. Can't get them down here in Florida (of course, apples don't grow in Florida). I'm sure Fuji or Granny Smith would work with this recipe, though. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Looks delicious and I'm happy you are feeling some better.

  12. hhmmm, my apple crisp does not have a crust. this looks yummy, thanks for sharing the details ;)

    did you save me a piece?!?!

  13. I am saving this recipe. It looks so good..... So far I have made apple pie, sauce and cake, this will be the next apple recipe to make.

  14. I've never heard of that kind of apple. Your apple crisp looks delicious!!

  15. Send us a version to Canada too. Sure could use it today. I am really only a baker near Christmas time or I would eat way too much sweets I make.

    If it is not in the house too much sweets. Then I can control it better. I do not buy as much.


  16. I make apple crisp just to keep the house smelling of cinnamon! Yours looks delicious.

  17. Oh wow! This looks delicious.It seems that each person makes crisp in their own special way.I can almost taste those apples with some ice-cream.

  18. I made apple crisp last week, it is a fall thing to do! Your recipe sounds really good, and No I have not heard of Wolf River must be a Wisconsin "thing"..but if they filled up that pan they must be huge! :)

  19. Ho Muffy.... Actually when my grandparent had a farm one of the many apple tree they grew was Wolf Rivers, and yes they where huge !!
    So I can imagine it only took what you said to fill the pan!!
    I have never heard of this recipe so it may be a try !!