Nothing says fall more than a freshly baked apple crisp, topped with creamy ice cream. Add in a hint of maple syrup and you may just have the ultimate Canadian autumn dessert.
Make this apple crisp on a day when you want to surprise your family or guests with the hint of unexpected maple flavour.
- 6 cups apples, any variety
- 1/3 cup flour
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (can substitute for maple sugar)
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup pure Sweet Ontario maple syrup
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a casserole dish with butter.
- Place apples, 3 tbsp flour, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Toss to coat and place in greased casserole dish.
- Mix the remaining 1/3 cup flour, butter and sugar together in a medium bowl until the mixture becomes crumbly. Add nuts (if using), oats and salt. Spread on top of apples in the casserole dish.
- Bake 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 325ºF and bake until cooked through and bubbly (roughly one hour).