This simple, crunchy, old-fashioned apple recipe is a comforting conclusion to a chilly autumn evening.
- 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold, cut into pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8-inch cake pan. Place layer of apple slices in the pan and sprinkle with some of the lemon juice. Repeat the layers until all the apples are in the pan. Lightly press down on the apples to even them. Process the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a food processor fitted with a steel blade just to combine. Add the butter and process, using repeated pulses, until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Press the crumb mixture evenly over the apples, making sure the edges are well sealed. Bake until the top is golden and the apples are tender, about 1 hour. Serve warm with ice cream.
Makes about 6 servings.