So here goes:
|Apple Crisp ingredients: apples, sugar, cinnamon, salt, water, flour, and butter.|
|Pour 1 cup sugar into a medium-sized mixing bowl.|
|Add 3/4 cup flour.|
|Add 1/3 cup cold butter (a scant 6 TBSP).|
|Set bowl in the frig while you peel and slice the apples.|
(Too late, I realized this shot should have been taken with the bowl sitting in the frig!)
|Peel apples. You need 4 cups sliced apples. Most any kind will do just fine.|
|Robin set up this still life: the peeling is all in one piece.|
|Slice apples into an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish.|
|Sprinkle 1/4 cup water over apples.|
|Sprinkle 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. salt over apples.|
Sorry, didn't shoot adding the salt because I forgot to add it!
|Remove the flour mixture from the frig and mix with your hand|
until crumbly and fine, but don't melt the butter.
|Sprinkle mixture evenly over apples, covering them completely.|
Whew! Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, until lightly browned. I tried getting shots of the oven setting, but they came out really blurry, as did the ones of the dish inside the oven. I'll work on that, but not tonight! I realized I hadn't added the salt right after I put the dish in the oven, so I scratched around in the topping and sprinkled it in. While it baked I started writing this post and uploading photos. By the time the crisp came out of the oven, I was about whipped, but here are the final photos:
|Hot out of the oven.|
|They say food photographs best in white dishes...but my only|
white bowl looks yellow! It's the light again.
|Here are some closeups...but the light is still yellow. *Sigh.*|
|This one isn't so yellow, thank goodness.|
4 cups peeled and sliced apples
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup cold butter
Stir flour and sugar together in mixing bowl. Add butter and mix by hand until crumbly and fine. Set aside. Arrange apples in ungreased 2 qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with water, then sprinkle on cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle topping over apples evenly, covering completely. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, with ice cream if desired.