Thursday, February 28, 2008

Family Night Apple Crumble

Growing up, the Family Night Treat was kindof a big deal. We'd have treasure hunts with Brach's Pick a Mix candy hidden in the couch cushions. Dad would pick up a variety pack (powdered, crumb, chocolate covered) of doughnuts from Safeway. We'd have banana splits in those light blue boat-shaped plastic bowls. On very special occasions, we'd get a 6-pack of those huge chocolate cake doughnuts from Dan's.

We like our crumbles heavy on the crumble, so we halved the filling part and made a full recipe of topping. The kids had squirty cream on theirs. I was feeling nostalgic and had mine in a bowl with some milk poured over it since that's the way we always ate ours growing up.

Apple Crumble
2-3 lbs apples (a mix of tart and sweet)
1/4 c. apple juice or cider
2 T. melted butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2-1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. ground ginger
3 T. flour
1/4 t. salt

1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. oats (or more if you like)
1/8 t. salt
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
3/4 t. baking powder
8 T. (1 stick) butter, cut up in small pieces

Peel, core, and slice the apples. Place in a bowl with the remainer of teh filling ingredients and stir to combine. Spoon into a lightly greast 9"x9" cake pan or similar pan.
For topping, combine all ingredients and cut in the butter, mixing until crumble. Sprinkle over the filling. Bake for about 1 hour, but watch the top and loosely cover with foil if it gets too brown.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Okay, that settles it...You are my kind of gal "heavy on the crumble and half the filling".