Apple Crisp with Oat Crumble Topping

IMG_1048Gluten Free and Parve

Ingredients

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Peel and core the apples, cut into slices, then cut the slices in half across, and put the pieces in a 9″ square baking pan. While cutting, sprinkle with the lemon juice and toss to mix in so apple doesn’t brown. Also you don’t have to peel the apples if you don’t mind the peels – it’s a lot less work to leave the peels on and it might even be healthier.
  3. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the apples and mix it in. Arrange the apple pieces as evenly as you want them to be.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until well blended.
  5. Add shortening and vanilla, then mix lightly with finger tips until crumbly but not oily. Your goal is a coarse, lumpy mixture, not a ball.
  6. Crumble the mixture over the top of the apples, keeping it as separated and lumpy as you can. Do not pack it down or flatten it out.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350°F for 35 minutes, then remove cover, increase oven to 400°F, and bake another 30 minutes to brown the topping. Serve warm, or however you like it.

With thanks to Joy of Cooking and Elana’s Pantry for inspiration. Thanksgiving 2012. Further improved Sukkot 2013.

Recipe revised 10/1/13.
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