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Whole Wheat Apple Crisp (with a twist)

I love apple crisp. One of my favorite times to eat it is in the fall with fresh picked apples! Well, it is summer and the apples have been sitting in the grocery store for some time after making a long journey (especially to Colorado) but up here in the mountains I always think “fall food” sounds really good. Its something about the crisp and fresh mountain air!  Anyways here is a recipe for a really yummy apple crisp that has plenty of topping as is my favorite and a special addition of walnuts!

Filling:

  • 5 lbs of baking apples (granny smith are easy to find year round, but in the fall there is better fresh selection)
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 T whole wheat flour

Peel and chop up the apples into thinner slices all even thickness so they bake evenly, and toss them with the lemon juice, cinnamon,  sugar and flour in a bowl- set aside and preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease a 9 x 13 glass baking dish and then begin work on the topping. 

Topping:

  • 3/4 C whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 C unbleached white flour
  • 1 C old fashioned oats
  • 1 C brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 1/2 C toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 T) unsalted butter cubed and softened

Stir together the flours, oats, sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and salt and then blend or cut in with the butter until moist and crumbly.

Pour the apples evenly into the baking dish and crumble the topping over the apples for an even covering.

Bake at 375 F for about 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Cool for a few minutes but serve warm.

 Apple Crisp

 

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One thought on “Whole Wheat Apple Crisp (with a twist)

  1. Yum yum yum yum yum. I just got a bag full of (too green) Golden Delicious apples, and I’m chomping down on them hard core, oooh I love fall food too! This looks perfect!

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