Super Easy Apple Crisp

Adding Apple Crisp to your homemade desert rotation will make you a hero at home
Adding Apple Crisp to your homemade dessert rotation will make you a hero at home with only a little effort

Mostly I like to cook main dishes for dinner or brunch. I thoroughly enjoy the planning, prep, cooking and plating. But occasionally, I’ll come across a dessert recipe that looks dead easy AND delicious! So, I have to try them and when they work… it’s terrific so, I have to share them. Super Easy Apple Crisp is just such a recipe.

The original recipe was Hob Nob Toffee Apple Crumble at Delish. But, the fundamental ingredient was Hob Nob biscuits which are very popular in the UK and easy to find there. Now, I live in Toronto, and as such I found them on my third try. I whipped the recipe up as directed and it was awesome! But, I know not everybody within sound of my voice lives somewhere where it’s even that easy to find them. So, I started experimenting and came up with a solution that might work just about anywhere: use Oatmeal Raisin Cookies instead.

Other than sourcing the right biscuit to serve as the super easy ‘crumble’ in this recipe, give some consideration to the apples you choose and maybe the toffees as well. If you have a family recipe for grandma’s fabulous apple pie… you probably have a local favourite. Typically, choose a relatively firm apple, maybe even something a little tart, like a Granny Smith which is a frequent suggestion for apple pie. The caramels/toffees will serve to add sweetness and the water and temperature will soften them up quite a bit.

Once you’ve made your choices: biscuits, apples and caramels/toffees… its as easy as peeling, slicing, chopping, crushing and stirring… everything in a rough and tumble chunk works best. Try it, you’ll like it!

Apples, caramels and cookies combines with a little butter and cinnamon create an amazing desert
INGREDIENTS
Approx 1 1/2 lbs lge apples (5 or 6), peeled, cored and cut into rough 1 or 2 inch chunks
4 ounces toffee or caramel candy like Kraft Caramels
1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter, at room temperature
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
12 ounces (1 full package) ‘Hobnobs’ or oatmeal raisin cookies
(or 200 g oatmeal raisin, 100 g Maria digestive biscuits?)
This dish gives me a chance to use the 'Apple Machine'
This dish gives me a chance to use the ‘Apple Machine’ I inherited from my mother in law
I use it  when I'm working with several apples at once.
I use it when I’m working with several apples at once.
It quickly peels apples and can core and slice them too!
I had to use my hand corer
I wanted big chunks not slim slices so I set it for peel only. I had to use my hand corer
I got four big apples ready in minutes
I got four big juicy apples ready in minutes and cut them into rough chunks
I use a 9 x 7 inch French White casserole
Preheat the oven to 190°C, 375°F
Put the apple chunks in an ovenproof dish (I use a 9 x 7 inch French White casserole) with a 1/4 cup water.
Dot the apples with the toffees
Dot the apple chunks with the caramels,…
cover with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes until the apples are soft
…cover with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes until the apples are soft
While the apples cook, stir together the softened butter and cinnamon
While the apples cook, stir together the softened butter and cinnamon
I use Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for this recipe which are easy to find in my neck of the woods
The original recipe called for Hob Nobs, a popular hybrid Digestive/Oatmeal biscuit found in the UK. I found them pretty easily here in Toronto but…
so I tried a few variations and fell onto Oatmeal Raisin Cookies…
…the results as my friends in Britain say ‘were lush!’
Put the biscuits in a bag and roughly crush them so they’re in large chunks.
Put the biscuits in a bag and roughly crush them so they’re also in large chunks
Use something like a rolling pin
Mix the biscuits thoroughly with the prepared butter
Add the biscuit chunks to the butter and mix (I used my hands) until well combined 
Carefully stir and lightly mash the cooked apples making sure to stir the apples and toffee together
Carefully stir and lightly mash the cooked apples making sure to stir the apples and melted caramels together. Try not to completely break all the apple chunks as they’re lovely too
Scatter the biscuit mixture evenly over the top of the hot apples and bake uncovered for a further 10 minutes
Scatter the biscuit mixture evenly over the top of the hot apples and bake uncovered for a further 10 minutes…
Bake until golden
…until golden
Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or clotted cream
I like to serve mine with ice cream but, whipped cream, or even heavy cream like a Devon Cream would be equally great

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