as I pin countless images of beaches, ice cream cones, and the occasional summer bonfire, the reality is that I am wrapped like a burrito in sweaters and blankets, sitting on a bed piled high with yet more blankets, pretending that the glaring white I can actually feel through the window is a white sand beach and not more snow. yep. it’s gotten to that point.
so, after popping a batch of
home-made jiffy corn muffins in the oven, in an attempt to fill our apartment with a little more heat, I am blogging the recent memory of home made (I swear) apple crisp for two.
yesterday, we were snowed in (eep!) and husband got the day off of work.
so we bundled ourselves in blankets, became one with the couch and watched the Lord of the Rings (some obnoxiously deep thoughts on that in a later blog post).
but before all of that happened, I reached deep, got in touch with my inner domestic goddess, and made some incredible (if I do say so myself) home made apple crisp… from scratch.
yeah. I’m just that good, you guys. 😉
see what I mean?!
this is quite possibly the easiest dessert ever.
I totally messed up and put the wrong amount of flour in, then had to awkwardly and badly and not-quite-accurately compensate with the rest of the ingredients.
and it still came out beautifully.
you cannot go wrong with this.
the ingredients are things you most likely always have on hand (with the exception of one optional spice), and the amount is perfect for two to share.
I used a mini 5×7 baker to make mine, but I’m sure you could use two even smaller, personal-size bakers, too, if you so desired 🙂
you’ll need ::
2 very large apples
1/4 cup flour
4 TBSP brown sugar
2-3 TSP white sugar (depending on how sweet you like things)
2-3 TSP cinnamon (depending on how spicy you like things 😉 ) with a little more for sprinkling
1 TSP ground cloves
1/2 TSP ground cardamom **optional: if you like chai, you’ll love this!**
1 TSP pure vanilla extract
2 TBSP milk
butter (sliced)- about half a stick
peel those apples! …badly, while wearing cute clothes.
I didn’t take a picture of this, but ADD MORE BUTTER! that’s what makes the topping so yummy, bubbly, and finally crispy and soft all at once. I actually took the crisp out of the oven half way through cooking time and added a little more butter where the topping hadn’t been touched by the other melting butter yet. 😉 no shame!
then, put that yummy deliciousness into your oven and BAKE for 20-25 minutes.
like I said, feel free to take it out halfway through and add more butter if your inner domestic goddess tells you to do so 😉
then… SO BEAUTIFUL…
and then enjoy the so full, tummy-happy aftermath…
there you have it!
apple crisp for two- perfect for these never-ending snow days!!