Spices Apple Crisp
|Firmly packed brown sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Old fashioned rolled oats||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Butter/Margarine||6 Tablespoon (Firm)|
|Tart apples/Firm ripe pears||6 Cup (96 tbs), cored, peeled and thinly sliced|
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Whipped cream/Ice cream / cheddar cheese slice||1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped|
In a small bowl, stir together flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Cut butter into small pieces and, with a pastry blender or two forks, cut into flour mixture until crumbly; set aside.
In a 2 quart casserole, toss together apples and lemon juice.
Sprinkle flour mixture over apples.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 11 to 13 minutes (rotating dish 1/4 turn after 5 minutes) or until apples are fork tender.
Let stand, uncovered, for 5 minutes before serving.
Or cool and refrigerate; bring to room temperature before serving.
Top with whipped cream, ice cream, or cheese slices, if desired.