Anyone that knows me knows I HATE the heat. I hate summer. The only time I actually like summer is if I'm in a pool or the ocean, or near water fishing or crabbing. I absolutely hate to be hot. I don't turn my heat up past 68 in the winter, and sleep with a window open at all times. Maybe its because I was born in the middle of a huge snowstorm in 1979. I don't know, but I am the ice queen. LOL
So naturally, I love fall dishes that warm the body and soul. I like when my house is freezing cold, I have warm fuzzy socks on, old sweats, a hoodie and have a bowl of something warm and delicious like this apple crisp. It's taken me quite a while to get the perfect apple crisp down and I think you guys will agree. I serve mine with mascarpone cream and it is HEAVENLY!!! So, let me send you to heaven too........via apple crisp.
Apple Crisp with Mascarpone Cream
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
5 lbs granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/4 cup of orange juice
2 sticks COLD butter
2 cups flour
1 cup oats (quick)
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
8 oz mascarpone cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13x2 baking dish. Set aside.
Peel, core and slice apples. I like to slice mine no smaller than 1/2 inch thick slices.
Place sliced apples in a bowl and toss with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Dump apples into greased dish and pour 1/4 cup of orange juice on top of apples.
In a separate bowl, combine 2 sticks cold butter, 2 cups flour, 1 cup oats and both sugars. Using your hands, squeeze and mix to combine all ingredients until it becomes a nice crumbly mixture.
Dump crumbly mixture directly on top of the apples, and without pressing down, spread evenly all over the apples.
Bake uncovered for 55-60 minutes, until bubbly and crisp on the top. Remove from oven and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl add mascarpone, powdered sugar, cream and vanilla. Using a whisk attachment or a hand whisk, whip up the cream until a creamy consistency.
Top warm apple crisp with mascarpone cream and enjoy!!!
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