Last weekend my family went to the orchard and brought home a whooping 20 pounds of apples!!! I’m a self confessed chocoholic, but even I cannot resist a freshly picked apple. Since all 20 pounds won’t fit in the handy dandy fruit crisper in our refrigerator, I was FORCED to bake with them right away. Such a shame, isn’t it? 😉 If you really want to impress someone with your apple pie making skills, you absolutely must make these hand pies. Not gonna lie, it’s a bit time consuming to make the recipe from scratch, but totally worth the extra effort to make your own crust. IF baking a pie from scratch is not exactly your thing, don’t fear!!! You can get all the wonderful flavors of apple pie in a super simple apple crisp! It’s a cinch to prepare, no special baking equipment required, and it just happens to be delicious!!! Enjoy! 🙂
- 8 large apples, sliced (I used Jonagolds and Cortlands)
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (cold and sliced into tablespoons)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl toss together apples and pumpkin pie spice.
- Add apples and water to an 8 inch square baking dish.
- In the same bowl combine the flour, sugar and salt.
- Using your hands, crumble the butter into the flour mixture until combined. When you close your fist around a handful of dough it should stick together.
- Top the apples evenly with the crumbled dough.
- Bake for 35 - 45 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream.
Adapted slightly from Penny Lynd’s Apple Crisp