Pressed for time, or just pastry averse? If you can’t pull off a Fresh Apple Pie, an easy apple crisp is the next best thing. Just peel, core, and slice the apples; toss them with a bit of sugar and cinnamon; and dump them into a baking dish. Then mix the oats, brown sugar, and butter for the streusel in the same bowl you used for mixing the apples (that saves you a dish to wash). Sprinkle the streusel over the apples, and in about an hour you’ll have an easy dessert of bubbling apples blanketed with a crunchy, sweet topping. Feel free to adjust the sugar in this recipe to the sweetness of the apples, using 2 tablespoons for exceptionally sweet ones and 3 if the apples are on the tart side.
Perfectly suited for Fall's cooler weather is the pairing of this apple crisp with a late-harvest red like the 2006 Everett Ridge Zinfandel. This California Zin is harvested from grapes left on the vine longer to produce higher sugars to stand up to the sweetness of the dessert. We also love how the acidity balances the sweetness in the dessert, and the sweetness in the dessert softens the tannins of this wine.Shop on Glassful ›