Well, as you know from the previous blog we went a little apple crazy and I had to use up those beautiful fresh picked gems!!
I did the Candy Apples and we ate those until we were sick and then I made these, A warm baked Apple Crumb dessert with Homemade Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream! I can actually hear myself gaining weight! But seriously when you eat these you will not care Its like an apple pie ,just lazy with out the pretty crust, instead you put on a crumb topping and it is delicious!
The Weck Jars are my favorite things right now and they have made my desserts look exactly as I imagined them. (Its weird I am really not a dessert person and this blog has really brought out my SWEET side) I think desserts must look prettier then regular meals because there are so many on my Blog?! The Weck Jars are available on the Weck website and are much less then ordering them on other sites so if you are getting them go right to the source. I think it’s around $12 to $15 for 6 of them, maybe less…
This is another easy one so get your peeler and your pen, you will really be a Kitchen Queen when you serve this one. Anything served a little different really makes people impressed.
WHAT YOU NEED:
4 Cups chopped peeled apples, I use a variety so there is great flavor and textures
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1 1/2 Cups flour (any type will work)
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar (this is a must for the flavor regular sugar won’t have the richness)
1/2 stick butter melted (go get the good butter! Homemade from Vermont)
WHAT YOU DO:
PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 350 DEGREES
~Peel the apples and cut them into bite sized pieces and slices (They will cook down a little)
~Set them aside and sprinkle with a few tablespoons of lemon juice to keep them from turing brown
~In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients except the apples.
~Mix it well until it becomes a gravel type consistency, you want it to stick together if you squeeze it in your hand.
(If you do not have the Weck jars you can use any type of baking dish just follow the same steps)
~Spoon in a few Tablespoons of the crumb mixture into the bottom of the Jar and press it down to create a “crust” it should be about an inch thick.
~Scoop in 1 cup of chopped apples (more or less as need to get to about 3/4 of an inch from the top
~Top with 2 or 3 more Tablespoons of the crumb mixture this time just spoon it on and do not press it down.
~Place the jars in a baking dish and place in the oven for 45 minutes until baked crumbly and brown.