Baking with Curly {Apple Crunch}

Apple CrunchWe’ve had several snow days for the girls already this year.  On one particular snow day, I went into work for an hour and stopped at Walmart on my way home to get a few things.  My MIL Thelma stayed with the kids while I was gone.  When I got home, Curly met me at the door and said, “Can we bake something today?”

After we all got settled with a cup of hot cocoa with peppermint marshmallows, she & I worked on her recipe. She had grabbed a cookbook from my counter and picked the recipe herself!  Other than making french bread pizza or helping make salad, she hasn’t made a whole lot of other things, so this was pretty exciting!

Here’s the recipe:

{Apple Crunch}
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Debbie J Taylor
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Serves: 8
An easy to prepare, simple baked apple dessert
  • 6 golden delicious apples, cored, peeled, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, not softened
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 8″ square pan with cooking spray.
  2. Layer apple slices in bottom of pan. Sprinkle sugar over apples and top with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In medium sized bowl, blend flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter using a fork or pastry blender. Blend until a small-sized “crumb” appears. Cover apples with flour mixture.
  4. Bake 1 hour. Allow to cool slightly.
  5. Best served warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
The original recipe called for 1 cup of packed brown sugar. We reduced to 2/3 cup and it was plenty sweet. Also, The original recipe suggested cinnamon OR nutmeg, and we used both. It’s an easy enough recipe that you can play with the flavors to your liking.

She has made this twice, and other than the peeling/chopping apples she can do most of it herself.  We reduced the sugar even more the 2nd time we made this, and it was still fairly sweet.  I think for the most part, you can play with this recipe and your taste preferences and customize it for your own palates.

Overall, this is one of the easiest recipes to make, and I would even let my kids eat it for breakfast with the reduced sugar…

One thought on “Baking with Curly {Apple Crunch}

  1. Marsha Baker says:

    Looks like you’ve got a little Baker on your hands! ;-} The crunch looks wonderful and I love that you can reduce the sugar and it’s still plenty sweet. OUR kind of recipe. Thanks Claira for your drive to be in the kitchen. You are a girlie after your Nana’s heart for sure. Keep cooking and baking!!

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