Apple Crisp, Little House by the Dunes

If you are, to be all PC about it, crust-challenged then crisp can be your best friend. It’s got all the great things about pie without a crust that can turn soggy or chewy – plus you spend the extra calories on ice cream!

Apple Crisp Recipe (six servings)

4-6 apples, depending on size

One recipe 1-2-3-4 Streusel

1/3 c. sugar

2 t. cinnamon

2 T. unbleached all-purpose flour (if the apples are juicy)

Preheat the oven to 375 and grease an 8″ square pan. Peel and slice the apples. If you slice them thin you will get a more dense apple layer on the bottom, slice them thicker and they will stay more intact. Toss them with the sugar, cinnamon and flour then layer then into your baking pan.

Top with a generous layer of streusel.

If you notice the apples are quite dry as it bakes you can add a little (2 T.) apple  juice, water or cider. Bake for 40 minutes. Note: This is a great dessert for when you are having guests over because it makes the house smell amazing.

Let stand for 5 minutes (or more if you’ve baked it ahead). Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream. Leftovers will keep for a day or so, unless you have a teenage boy in the house~