Thursday, October 22, 2009
Between our two apple trees and the CSA share, we are still swimming in apples. This is a pretty quick and (relatively) healthy dessert. Leftovers can also stand in as a quick breakfast in a pinch!
4 large or 6 small apples (any variety-I like to use a combination)
1/4 cup Calvados (you could also use apple juice or even water)
1/2 cup brown sugar-divided
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 chopped nuts (I used walnuts this time, I also like it with almonds)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
Preheat the oven to 350
Core and dice the apples. No need to peel. Cook the apples over medium low heat with the Calvados, 1/4 cup brown sugar and pinch red pepper flakes until the apples are soft and most of the liquid has evaporated.
Transfer the apple mixture into a baking dish or individual ramekins.
Mix together the oats, nuts, 1/4 cup brown sugar, flour and melted butter or margarine. Spread this mixture over the apples and bake until hot and brown, about 15-20 minutes.