This recipe is one of my mom’s favorites – it’s actually how she learned to bake. She frequently says that this is the perfect recipe for people who don’t know how to bake because it’s so easy. A few weeks ago when I came home to meet her for lunch, she whipped this up and I remembered how much I loved it. I never knew it was only a few ingredients and took no time at all – a perfect recipe for a quick dessert.
This recipe for Apple Crisp, or Apple Pudding as my mom calls it, has a crispy layer of crust on the outside and is filled with creamy, cinnamon-flavored apples in the center. It is perfect with a scoop of ice cream on top when it’s hot out of the oven. After Thanksgiving, if you have a stray apple around after making stuffing, an apple pie, or one of the million other recipes that calls for green apples, try this – you likely have all of the other ingredients right in your pantry. It’s one of those great recipes to keep on hand when you have an extra apple, because you can make this sweet dessert in a matter of minutes.
Apple Crisp/Apple Pudding
3/4 cup white sugar
1 green apple, sliced
3 Tbsp flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup nuts, chopped (or as much as you’d like)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat the egg well and gradually add the sugar and beat for 3-4 minutes or until it is “lemony-thick” as my mom says (you can also do this in your stand mixer). Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the top has formed a crunchy layer. Serve hot out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream; we used butter pecan.