Dessert of the Month - January 2010 - Delicious Apple Crisp!

Maple Apple Crisp

Cook Time: 35 Minutes Ready In: 55 Minutes
Yields: 8 servings

5 apples - unpeeled, cored, sliced
3/4 cup maple syrup, see recipe below

1/2 cup Freshly Ground Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
1 TBSP molasses
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup melted butter, softened

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Place apples in an 8x8 inch baking dish. Toss apples with syrup. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, oats, sugar, and salt. Add butter and stir. Sprinkle mixture evenly over apples.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, until topping is golden brown. Serve warm with milk, ice cream, whip cream etc. OR serve at room temperature.

Use real Maple Syrup OR use this cheaper homemade version of Maple Syrup

1 c sugar or honey
½ c. water
1 tsp Maple Extract Flavoring

Cook water and sugar mixture until it comes to a boil and becomes clear. Do not let it boil.
Take it off the stove and add Maple Extract Flavoring.

Money Saving Tip: Make this syrup in any quantities. I make larger quantities of this since I use it as a topping for pancakes, crepes, waffles, apple crisp, granola, hot whole grain cereals, etc.

Make larger quantities by adding 2 parts sugar/honey to 1 part water.