NUTTY APPLE CRISP RECIPE
Nutty apple crisp is a comfort food recipe. This is a sublime alternative to the apple pie we all know and we all love. You can serve just as is, warm or cold, with your favorite ice cream, or even with sour cream. Better than apple pie by far! I shared this recipe with my friends and it is a hit with them! I used green and red apples, and the tartness and sweetness was a great compliment, especially with the spices and oats.
Nutty Apple Crisp Recipe
Nutty Apple Crisp Topping
1/2 cup of pecans
1/2 cup of rolled oats
Place pecans in the food processor or blender and press the pulse button four times to blend. Do not over chop. Place the ingredients (both th pecans and oats) in a bowl of your mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix for about 1 minute on low speed. Using a spatula, scrape the paddle and sides of the bowl. Mix for one additional minute on low speed until small clumps form and the butter is mixed. Place crisp topping mixture in a bowl.
Nutty Apple Crisp Filling Melt the butter. Mix sugars, flour, cinnamon, salt, orange juice and vanilla together in a mixing bowl. Add the cream and melted butter to the dry ingredients.
Cooking & Plating
In a baking dish, place 8 oz. (by weight) of peeled, cored and thinly sliced apples.
Add 1/2 cup of the crisp and evenly spread over the sliced apples. A good idea to keep the filling from sticking is to wet your hands.
Spread 6 oz. (by weight) The topping on top of the filling. Do not press the topping down. Pre-bake at 425ºF for 9 minutes. Hold at room temperature. Place the crisp into a 325°F oven for 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Top with scoop of ice cream.