Friday, February 25, 2011

apple crumble.

This is a dish that tastes best on cold winter nights. I was first introduced to it by Samantha (who made peach crisp) using her mom's recipe and we made it plenty of times during our senior year.  As with everything I cook and like to eat, this is a simple dish, involving a few ingredients but very high in taste.

Gather ingredients: Apples. All-purpose flour. Packed brown sugar. Salt. Lime juice. Pecans or walnuts for garnish. And one stick of butter (not pictured below). One can add ground cinnamon and nutmeg for a little more spice but I didn't have any in my kitchen.

3/4 cup of brown sugar in a bowl. I've usually prepared this dish with regular white sugar but the brown sugar definitely adds a little something more to it.

3/4 cup of flour. And 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Dice one stick of cold butter.

Mix it well with your hands or a fork till it achieves the desired texture/consistency.

Chop and dice apples and marinate in the juice of half a lime. I used the local ones we purchased at the Sunflower Market last weekend. About four of them, chopped and diced. I left the peel on.

Said squeezed half-a-lime.

 Layer the apples with the sugar-flour topping.

Garnish with pecans.

Bake in 375F for about forty minutes till the apple is tender, the topping is golden brown and crusty and the juices are bubbling. Serve with whipped cream or French vanilla ice-cream.

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