Mammy's Apple Crisp
I have two family recipes for apple crisp. This one came from my grandmother, the other from my mother. The difference is in the crumb topping, most notably the brown versus white sugar. They are both easy and delicious Pennsylvania Dutch desserts and I still cannot decide which one is my favorite. So, this is my grandmother's recipe and my mother's version is in the similar and related recipes links.
- 3 cups sliced tart baking apples, such as Granny Smith
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup butter, preferably unsalted, room temperature
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375° F. Arrange apple slices in an 8-inch square baking dish. Combine flour, sugar and butter. Mix with hands until small lumps form. Add nuts and sprinkle over apples. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and top is lightly browned. Place on a cooling rack and let cool slightly before serving warm or room temperature. If desired, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to each serving. Refrigerate leftovers.