The end of apple season is drawing near; better use the good ones up quickly! When I thought of this dessert, I had initially meant to fill it with raspberry or strawberry jam, but I couldn’t let all of the apples on my counter go to waste. This treat is similar to an apple pie, but with an apple crisp topping to make it even sweeter. I didn’t want a recipe that required me to keep the oven on for an hour, waiting for the apples to bake. Instead I tried boiling them, which turned out great!
Apple Pie Crisp
For the Crust:
2 C Flour
2/3 C Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 Sticks Butter
4 Tbsp Milk
For the Filling:
2 Apples, cubed
1 Tsp Vanilla
1/2 C Brown Sugar
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Chai Spice to your taste
For the Topping:
1 1/2 C Flour
4 Tbsp Butter
1/2 C Oats
1/4 C Brown Sugar
Make the crust:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Stir the flour and powdered sugar together. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender or fork. Add the milk a tablespoon at a time until a soft dough forms.
Press the dough into a greased pan of your choice. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden.
Make the Filling:
Boil a medium pot of water, and add the cubed apples. Let boil for 3-4 minutes, then drain the water. Stir in vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon. Add nutmeg and chai spice if you wish.
Scoop the filling into the crust.
Prepare the Topping:
Stir together flour, brown sugar, and oats. Cut the 4 tbsp of butter into the mixture using a pastry blender or fork. Crumble the topping over the apples, and press down lightly.
Bake for another 25-30 minutes.
Let cool completely, then top with whipped cream or ice cream if you’d like!