This is an excellent old-school take on Apple Crisp using a hot syrup poured over the apples for additional richness and flavor. You can really taste the old-fashioned goodness. For the photo shown, I’ve used Granny Smith apples with a few yellow transparent apples from our family hobby farm.
Provided by: SmallRecipe.com
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
|CRUMBLE CRUST AND TOPPING|
|2 cups flour|
|3/4 cup oatmeal|
|1 cup brown sugar|
|3/4 cup melted butter or margarine|
|1/2 tsp. salt|
|SYRUP (EVEN IF I MAKE A 1/2 RECIPE, I STILL USE THE SAME AMOUNT OF SYRUP. IT’S FINE EITHER WAY.)|
|1 cup sugar|
|3 tablespoons corn starch|
|1 cup water|
|1/2 tsp. salt|
|1/2 tsp. vanilla|
|12-14 baking apples (i like granny smith) use either a 9×13 cake pan or divide between (2) 3 qt. disposable aluminum casserole pans.|
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease pan/pans.
- Mix flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, salt and butter until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for topping and press remaining crumbs into bottom of greased pan.
- Fill pans with peeled and sliced apples.
- Boil sugar, corn starch, water and salt until syrupy. (May take a few minutes.) Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour evenly over apples. Optional- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Top with remaining crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes (depending on thickness) until apples are tender, sauce is bubbly and crust is golden. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.
What is a yellow transparent Apple?
According to the Orange Pippin website, the Yellow Transparent apple is a “Well-known early summer apple, good for drying, freezing, sauce, juice and wine. Transparent pale yellow skin. Crisp, light-textured, juicy flesh. Very sweet flavor. [Keep in mind that it’s] not a good storer.”
What to do with transparent apples?
Every year I keep my eye open at Neufeld Farms for the green tart Transparent Apples that make such delicious pies and apple sauce. It is the earliest apple of the summer and they are usually favoured for baking. This is my mom in law’s recipe.
Are yellow apples good for cooking?
The first bird pecked yellow transparent apples in early summer tell you it’s time to start picking. Yellow Transparent apples break down easily in cooking and make an especially good creamy white applesauce. They’re also good for freezing, drying, juice, and wine.
Are there any early varieties of apples that are transparent?
There are some super early varieties out there. One such is the Transparent apple also called Yellow Transparent (sometimes even white transparent), although they are really more green than yellow. This variety was first discovered in Lativia and made it’s way over to North America circa 1870.