Monday, February 2, 2015

Almond-Apple Crisp~ Secret Recipe Club

Sweet spiced apples are baked under a crisp almond crust, in this delicious apple crisp.

Almond-Apple Crisp~ Secret Recipe Club

It's time for this month's Secret Recipe Club reveal! I love being part of a group of bloggers, who cook from each other's blogs and then blog about it. It's so exciting to see who had my blog every month and to see what recipe they chose to make. Even more exciting is that this year, I volunteered to change groups. So now I will be posting at the beginning of the month and getting to know a whole new bunch of wonderful bloggers! This month I was assigned to Trisha's blog- My Hobbie Lobbie. Trisha lives in Sydney Australia and blogs about everything from cakes and cupcakes, to floral arrangements. I had a wonderful time browsing through Trisha's blog. I saw so many recipes I wanted to try, like these Candied Spiced Nuts, Hokey Pokey (homemade honeycomb) and Chicken Empanadas. Since I had a bunch of Granny Smith apples that desperately needed to be used up, I decided to go with this Almond-Almond Crisp.

My choice was perfect! Queenie ended up bringing home an assignment from school, which asked students to bring a recipe to school. As I set out my ingredients, she asked if she could help make the apple crisp, then write the recipe for school. I thought it was a fabulous idea. We quickly got to work and I took the opportunity to teach her about fractions, while measuring ingredients. As we sprinkled the apples with the topping, Queenie could not contain her excitement. She asked me several times how long it would take, to cook the crisp. Once it was out of the oven, we let it cool, while I took my photos. Since it was lunch time, we ended up having apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for lunch and it was magnificent. The almonds added a delicious nutty crunch to the topping.

Almond-Apple Crisp~ Secret Recipe Club

Almond-Apple Crisp
adapted from My Hobbie Lobbie

6-8 Granny Smith apples
2 red delicious apples
1 Tbs cornstarch
3 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 C sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of salt

3/4 C flour
1/2 C quick cooking oats
3/4 C light brown sugar
1/2 C sliced almonds
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C cold butter, cut into cubes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Peel, core and chop the apples and place them in a large bowl. Add the cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla, sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, cloves and salt. Stir well to combine. Place seasoned apples into a 2 qt baking dish.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon; stir well to combine. Using a pastry cutter, or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the almonds and sprinkle evenly over the apples.

Bake for 50- 55 minutes; until the topping is nice and golden. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Danielle Miller said...

This is my kind of treat - it looks amazing. Im new to group A also!

Erin said...

Oh my heck! This looks wonderful. I love the look of the crunchy topping!

Anna Hagen said...

I love Apple Crisp, but I've never tried almonds in the topping. That sounds really good.

I love that you and your daughter made this together. That makes it so special.

Jess said...

Oh this looks so good - I love an apple crisp for a year-round dessert, and the topping on your looks amazing!

Chit Chat Chomp said...

Apple crumble would have to be my all time favourite dessert - love the look of this version!

Trisha said...

Welcome to Group A Cindy ... I'm glad you had fun with this recipe, it is one of my favorite apple treats :)

Nicky Omohundro said...

This looks great. Crisps are so easy to make that I prefer them over cakes and pies. I'llhave to try this one.

Patty Anderson said...

Your apple crisp looks heavenly!

Corinne Schmitt said...

This looks really delicious, and especially appealing as I look out at the snow falling where I am. I bet it would really warm me up! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe at the "That's How We Roll Thursday" link party. I hope you continue to come back and link up your amazing recipes.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Sounds good right about now! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop! Hope you can visit me http://www.over50feeling40.com. Have a great weekend!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
Your Apple Crisp looks heavenly! Hope you had a great Valentine weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Cynthia Landrie said...

I love crisps and this one sounds so yummy. My daughter loves anything with apple, so I am sure it would be a favorite for her. Thanks for sharing this at the This Is How We Roll Thursday Link Party! Can't wait to see what you bring to the next party!