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!