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Apple crisp Recipe

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This recipe for Apple crisp, by , is from Family and Friend's Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Rene' Cheney
Added: Friday, March 28, 2008


Topping Mixture :

6 Tbsps. all-purpose flour
cup light brown sugar, packed
cup granulated sugar
tsp. ground cinnamon
tsp. ground nutmeg
tsp. salt
5 Tbsps. unsalted butter, cut into -inch pieces and chilled
cups pecans or whole almonds, chopped coarse (or chopped fine if mixing topping by hand, about cup)
2 -3 lbs. fruit of choice (6 cups cut) If using apples recommend equal quantities of Granny Smith and McIntosh for best results
cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsps. fresh lemon

For the topping:
Place flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in food processor workbowl fitted with steel blade. Add chilled butter and pulse until mixture moves from dry, sand-like appearance with large lumps of butter to a coarse cornmeal texture, about three 4-second bursts.
Add nuts and pulse until mixture resembles crumbly sand (about five 1-second bursts). Do not overprocess or mixture will take on a smooth, cookie-dough-like texture.
(To mix by hand, allow butter pieces to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Add butter; toss to coat.
Pinch butter chunks and dry mixture between fingertips until mixture looks like crumbly wet sand. Add nuts and toss to distribute evenly. Do not overmix.)
Refrigerate mixture while preparing fruit, at least 15 minutes.
Toss cut fruit, sugar, lemon juice and zest in medium bowl.
Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees.
Scrape fruit mixture with rubber spatula into 8-inch square (2-quart) baking pan or 9-inch round deep-dish pie plate.
Distribute chilled topping evenly over fruit; bake for 40 minutes.
Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees; bake until fruit is bubbling and topping is deep golden brown, about 5 minutes longer. Serve warm or at room temperature.




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