It wouldn’t be fall without quintessential flavours like pumpkin spice and of course, everything apple! After going apple picking and coming home with pounds of these delicious fruits I decided to make use of them in any way I could- eating my fare share straight from the tree, creating a rustic crumble, oh and experimenting with apple cinnamon french toast ( which was quite mind blowing in case you were wondering). I think I’ve had my quota for the month!
Apples take on a whole new life when you cook them down with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar- they get soft, sweet and almost have a melt in your mouth texture, still with just enough bite. The crumble mixture on top adds just enough crunch to make for one… or more amazing bite.
- 3 Macintosh apples
- 2 royal gala apples
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 lemon ( juiced)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick of cold butter ( cut into 8 pieces)
- Peel, core and slice apples. In a large bowl, combine apples with sugar, lemon juice, flour and cinnamon. Grease baking dish and pour in apple mixture.
- In another large bowl, mix together flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Gently work in the cold butter until the mixture forms pea-size chunks.
- Place topping over apples and bake for 45 minutes- or until the top is brown and apples are bubbly.
Another fun apple creation: Apple Cinnamon French Toast!
Slice up an apples, saute it in a pan with butter and cinnamon, then fill the apple between two pieces of challah, dip in some egg wash and cook on both sides. Voila!