11.02.2011

granola-apple crisp

Apples are in their prime! I was never really a fan of them growing up. I was drawn to the juicier goodness of plums, nectarines, and peaches. I've grown fond of them now, probably because they taste so scrumptious in desserts. When I saw this recipe on Food Network, I couldn't pass up sharing it. The great thing is that it is pretty healthy too! 


Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups store-bought oat granola, (recommended: Bear Naked Maple Pecan)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, plus 1/4 cup
  • 5 crisp apples, such as Fuji or Gala (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2. Melt the butter in a medium nonreactive and oven safe skillet over medium heat. Add the granola, 1 tablespoon of the flour and 1 tablespoon of sugar and toss until the sugar is dissolved and the granola is well-coated. Transfer to a bowl; set aside. (Reserve the skillet).
  • 3. Pour the apples into the skillet; toss with the pumpkin pie spice, lemon juice, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are juicy and slightly softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of flour. Scatter the reserved granola mixture evenly over the top and transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake until the crisp is bubbling and the apples are tender, about 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.

Calories? 286 per serving. Serves six.
[image courtesy of Food Network]

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