We are gearing up for my favorite time of the year – the holidays. Thanksgiving is up first followed by Christmas, my niece’s birthday, and then New Year’s Eve. While her birthday isn’t an official holiday, we treat it like one. I can’t wait to cook up some of her favorite dishes for her eighteenth birthday. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I know we are all searching for the perfect recipes to cook and bake, so I’m sharing a delicious dessert, a Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp.
Celebrating Thanksgiving is more fun when you test out new and family favorite recipes leading up to the big day. Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so why not go all out? I’ve been treating my family to a preview of what they can expect come Thanksgiving Day. And they’ve been enjoying every bite, especially my oldest niece.
I love apples! Red, yellow and green are all favorites of mine. My niece loves warm apple crisp, so last weekend I decided to make her one. A couple of years ago she crowned me the “bestest apple crisp maker”. It’s a title that I am proud to claim! Trust me this was a huge deal coming from a former fussy and picky eater.
Since she was taking her apple crisp to go, I decided to make it in one of my new Handi-Foil pans. Handi-Foil was kind enough to send me an assortment of pans for my Thanksgiving cooking and baking needs. The set included 1 Eco-Foil King Roaster, 4 Eco-Foil Stuffing Pans, 2 Eco-Foil 13 x 9 Cake Pans with Lids, 2 Foilabrations Cook-N-Carry 13 x 9 Cake Pans with Lids, 2 Eco-Foil Roaster/Baker Pans with Lids and 5 Storage Containers with Board Lids.
The 13 x 9 cake pan with lid was just what I needed for this occasion. It’s convenient because I can bake in it, serve my dish from it and then store leftovers in the very same pan. Easy Peasy! By using this pan I avoided having to worry about getting my dish back when she’s finished. And even more important I saved her from having to wash a dish. All of the pans that I received are aluminum, so when you’re done with them, you can recycle them! They are all made from 100% recycled materials — even the plastic lids.
Traveling with the pan was a breeze. The lid was secure, so we didn’t have to worry about anything falling out on her way home. If you’re attending a party or an event this holiday season, consider using a Handi-Foil pan. They are the perfect solution when you don’t want to bring a mess home.
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Whipping up this Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp is super simple, so you guys have got to try this recipe.
- 5 - 6 Granny Smith or McIntosh apples
- ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (optional)
- ½ cup quick cooking oats
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 and butter a baking dish or Handi-Foil 13 x 9 pan.
- Peel, core, and cut the apples into wedges.
- Transfer the apples to a large bowl and add 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2
- teaspoons cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg.
- Pour the apples in a baking dish or Handi-Foil 13 x 9 pan and let the apples sit for about 10 minutes.
- For the topping, combine ¾ cup flour, ¾ cup granulated sugar, ¾ cup brown sugar and ½ cup quick cooking oats.
- Mix until well combined.
- Add 10 tablespoons softened butter to the topping mixture. Use a fork or pastry blender to combine until mixture is crumbly.
- Melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
- Pour 2 tablespoons of melted butter over the apples.
- Spoon the topping evenly over the apples.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until brown and the apples are bubbly.
- Remove from oven and serve warm.
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