Friday, November 14, 2014


Welcome to Foodie Friday!

We have one birthday in our family in November and that would be my hubby. Between being born in the Fall and living his childhood in Western New York where apples are so plentiful, who wouldn't want a good apple anything for their birthday!!

When we were first married he always wanted a Spice birthday cake, but about 11 years ago, he changed his mind. No more cake, he wanted Apple Crisp with French Vanilla ice cream. I thought okay, I can do that. What could be easier.

I found a recipe in Cooking Light magazine that has become a mainstay since then. Every year no matter where we celebrate my husband's birthday, he has his Maple-Walnut Apple Crisp with French Vanilla Ice Cream.

The thing he loves about this recipe is it's loaded with lots of sweet apples, a touch of cinnamon and a crunchy crisp topping.

The recipe is quick and easy----it takes longer to peel the apples than to assemble the crisp. 

1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup regular oats
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
14 cup chilled butter or stick margarine, cut into small pieces
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
7 cups sliced peeled Rome apples (about 3 lbs.)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 375F
2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, oats, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly. Stir in walnuts.
3. Combine apple and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, toss well. Spoon apple mixture into a 8-inch square baking dish or 1 1/2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Bake at 375F for 45 min or until golden brown.

If you are looking for a delish crisp......give my hubby's favorite a try. I know you'll love it too!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!