Apple Crisp

The perfect apple crisp is simple. Sugar, flour, cinnamon, apples and butter.

5 ingredients, 1 delicious dessert.

So with a simple recipe, I’ll go with a simple post – pictures and directions – no need to jumble it with my ramblings. Just bake and enjoy.

Apple Crisp
Ingredients:

  •  3 cups sliced apple
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/8 cup water
How-To:
You’ll need 3-4 apples depending on their size. Cut them into thin slices. I leave the skin on because I think it adds texture as well as some color but if you aren’t a skin fan go ahead and peel them.
Lay them in a 8×8 pan. You can make it pretty but it’s going to get covered with crumbly goodness in a little so there’s no need. As long as there are even layers then you’re all good. How  many layers? Well enough so you would have big bite of apples and enough so that you can’t see the bottom of the pan.
In a bowl cream the butter and the sugar. You want it to still be crumbly so if you’re using an electric mixer don’t over mix.
Add the flour. Keep mixing. Feel free to sneak some bites of the pieces that fly out of the bowl…they’re very yummy.
Drizzle the water over the apples in the pan (this will create some steaming action in the oven) and then sprinkle with cinnamon.
Top it all off with your crumble mixture. Cover all the apples…because who wants to eat just a baked apple? Bake for 30-40 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Take it out when it’s golden and perfect.
Ta-da! The perfect apple crisp.
Friendly tip: If you have leftovers  (if you do then you have excellent self-control) don’t cover them with foil. It will become a soggy mess. Keep it on the counter and if you need to, just  lay a paper towel over the top. It won’t go bad. You can then eat it for breakfast the next day. That would be a great way to start the day.

Just Breathe

The stress of school (and the beginning of job hunting) are starting to take their toll. But I made sure that I enjoy a few treats this weekend – including some incredible croissant french toast, a little live music and some quality time with my friends. Yet despite my attempts to enjoy myself, the constant feeling of unfinished work loomed over my head. It’s times like these that I need to remind myself that everything will work out in the end and there’s no use stressing as long as I am trying my best. So here’s to reminding myself – and you if you’re having similar feelings…just breathe.