Apple Crisp by The Parsley Thief

app18-710Every day when the kids come home from school, they see the enormous basket of apples sitting on the counter, and ask, “When are we going to make apple crisp?”. I say, “Soon. “Well, yesterday we finally made it! I was hoping to make my Mom’s recipe. But, she was at work & I knew she wouldn’t have it on her. Once the ball was rolling on this project, there was no stopping it. So, I went to my trusty Ina cookbooks & found one there.

Apple Crisp by The Parsley Thief
Adapted from Barefoot Contessa
Serves 10
8 large tart apples, peeled & cored
1 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup oatmeal
2 sticks cold unsalted butter, diced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Slice the apples into bite-sized chunks. Place in a large mixing bowl & combine with the lemon zest, lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, flour, cinnamon & nutmeg. Toss to combine & pour into a baking dish big enough to fit all the apples.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the flour, sugar, light brown sugar, salt, oatmeal & butter. Beat on low for 1-2 minutes, until the butter is broken up into small bits. Crumble the mixture evenly over the apples.
Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment, and bake for 1 hour, or until the topping is brown & the apples are bubbling.


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Gluten Free Pear Apple Crisp recipe

Gluten Free Pear Apple CrispWith many of us concerned about the amount of gluten in our diet, Jeanette Chen is sharing this easy-to-make, Pear Apple Crisp recipe. An added bonus is the pears, which are in season locally right now. Pears are considered a ‘Power Food.’ Did you know that a medium pear has nearly 6 grams of fiber? That’s 22% of your daily requirement for fiber. We would have never guessed that from the juicy flesh. Pears are also good sources of vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Here at Stewart’s there are so many varieties of pears to choose from – crunchy Bosc pears, juicy Bartlett (local CT) and Comice pears, small Forelle and Seckel pears, to name a few!
Gluten-Free Pear Apple Crisp
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Yield: 6-8 Ingredients
Crisp Filling 
3 pears, peeled and sliced (Jeanette used Bartlett)
3 apples, peeled and sliced (Jeanette used Macoun)
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Crisp Topping 
1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, toss together Crisp Filling ingredients. Spoon into a pie dish or 8″ squash dish. In a medium bowl, toss together Crisp Topping ingredients. Spoon on top of Crisp Filling. Bake for 1 hour until fruit is cooked through and topping is lightly browned.
Jeanette Chen, a resident of New Canaan for 20 years, is the busy mom of 4 boys and author of a popular health and wellness food blog, Jeanette’s Healthy Living.  She was recently nominated for Best Health Blog by Healthline and is always looking for ways to make healthier meals for her family and friends.
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