September is here and with it, the start of the harvest season of apples! And let’s be honest, nothing tastes better than freshly picked apples from the orchard. Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, and yellows and with over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States it’s hard to not find an apple you like.
A medium apple is only 80-90 calories.
Not only are apples healthy and keep the doctor at bay, there are a lot of things you can do with apples: freeze them, eat them raw, can them, make them into juice or cider or bake them.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Recipe: Individualized Apple Crisp (makes 4 servings)
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup light brown sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
6 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into cubs
4 golden delicious apples
¼ cup light brown sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cardamom
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 4 (8 ounce) ramekins with butter. Set aside.
2. For streusel: Place oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and stirtogether.
3. Cut in butter until a coarse mealy texture forms. Place the bowl in the freezer for 20 minutes.
4. For filling: Combine all filling ingredients into a large mixing bowl and toss together until thoroughly mixed. Divide filling mixture into prepared ramekins and set aside.
5. Remove streusel from freezer and fluff with a fork until crumbly in texture. Divide streusel between the ramekins. (you want the crisps to be filled all the way to the top of each ramekin)
6. Place crisps onto a baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow crisps to cool for 7 to 10 minutes before serving each with a scoop of ice cream on top.