I’m grabbing my favorite kitchen tool for apples to make our family favorite apple crisp, which is freezer-friendly. I usually make two and freeze one. Even though prepping the apples takes about five minutes with this handy tool which peels, slices and cores the apples with a crank, I like to save time. I’ll peel about twelve to sixteen apples at a time depending upon the size and make two 9×13 pans of this delicious crisp.
I like to peel all the apples at once and place them whole in the pan.
Then I slice them in half and prepare the topping.
Here’s where you toss them with lemon juice if you’re freezing. I cube a stick of butter and use my clean hand to make the topping crumbly (use a pastry blender or fork if you prefer), but I find my hand does it just as quick.
The crumby topping goes right on top of the fresh apple slices and it’s ready to bake. I can whip this out in about 15-minutes. It bakes for 45 minutes, but it’s worth it. It’s a healthy treat for breakfast, dessert or snack.
Try it with real vanilla ice-cream, yogurt, whipped cream, or a splash of half-and-half or milk or eat it plain right off the spoon.
Do you have an apple peeler corer? What apple desserts do you enjoy this time of year?