Recipe: Cynthia’s Apple Crisp

I made this yummy dessert for my family on Christmas and it turned out fabulous. The recipe comes from a cookbook that was given to me last Christmas by a good friend of mine. It’s called “American Fashion Cookbook”. What a perfect combination – Fashion and Food! It’s a compilation of more than 100 recipes from favorite designers around the world. Let me know what you think!

Cynthia’s Apple Crisp – By: Cynthia Steffe

8 large Granny Smith apples, peeled cored and sliced

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour

1 c. sugar

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 c. unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces

1/2 c. coconut

1/2 c. panko bread crumbs

1/2 c. old-fashioned oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×12-inch baking dish. Place a layer of apple slices in the pan and sprinkle with some of the lemon juice. Repeat the layers until all the apples are in the pan. Lightly press down on the apples to even them out. Mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add the butter and process, using repeated pulses, until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer to a bowl and toss together with coconut, panko bread crumbs and oats. Press the crumb mixture evenly over the apples, making sure the edges are well sealed. Bake at 350 degrees until the top is golden brown and the apples are tender, approximately one hour. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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