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Apple Crisp


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Apple Crisp

restless | Feb 3, 2009 11:16 AM

Hi! I'm looking for a great apple crisp recipe. I recently tried one from an America's Test Kitchen cookbook that was OK, but not quite what I was looking for. The recipe used 1/2 Granny Smith and 1/2 McIntosh apples as well as lemon juice and lemon zest in the filling. It turned out too tart for my liking. I don't mind a sweet-tart dessert, but this was too much for me. I have done a search for other recipes. The amount of sugar varies widely, as do the ingredients in the topping. The America's Test Kitchen recipe used nuts in the topping, which I really liked. I did wish the topping was more substantial, perhaps with oatmeal or some flour to make it more crunchy. The last element in the recipe that I thought might be improved is the thickness of the "sauce" in the filling that resutls from baking the apples. There was no flour in the recipe, which surprised me. In summary, I'm looking for a more sweet, less tart recipe with a substantial topping and a thicker saucey element. I do quite like to bake, but I'm not experienced with fruit desserts, so I'm not sure how to adjust the recipe to suit my needs. Thanks for your advice!

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