Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Apple Crisp with Custard Sauce

I use the apple crisp recipe from my falling-apart Betty Crocker cookbook, received as a wedding shower gift years ago. It's good, we like it, and I've seen no reason to alter it. 

Apple Crisp

4 cups sliced pared apples
2/3 - 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed (I use the lesser amount)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oats
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (freshly grated is best)
1/3 cup butter, softened

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place apple slices in 8 inch square pan (or use individual dishes). Mix remaining ingredients with fingers, until mixture is crumbly, with the butter evenly distributed. Sprinkle over the apples. 
Bake 30 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Serve warm with custard sauce.

Crème Anglaise aka Custard Sauce

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream (whipping cream) (or use 1 cup of light cream in place of the milk and heavy cream)
dash salt
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract

Heat the milk and cream in a small saucepan until just hot. (Steam should rise from the milk, but it shouldn't boil.) Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar with the salt. Add a small amount of the hot milk to the eggs, then whisk the yolk mixture back into the saucepan with the rest of the milk. Cook, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens slightly - about 175 degrees. The mixture should not boil. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Strain mixture into a glass or metal bowl. Press a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper onto the top of the sauce to prevent a skin forming. Chill. (Will keep up to 3 days.)


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I LOVE falling-apart recipe books that have obviously been used and loved. I have some of my mother's and they are some of my most treasured possessions!

This recipe looks absolutely delicious!


Vee said...

I should comment here as well. We, John and I, both loved this custard sauce. Like you, I don't believe that I can ever go back to ice cream again as a topping for apple crisp.

Schotzy said...

HI Lorrie.. Your food looks so yummy.. I have to try that apple crisp and creme anglais !!! Thanks for visiting my blog this morning! God bless!

Bernideen said...

Looks like you have a great blog - wonderful recipes and ideas!

Decor To Adore said...

You are quite the cook! Can't wait to try this very soon.

Gammyshouse said...

HI Lorrie, this recipe from Decor To Adore's Recipe Link Party looked so good, I had to "pin" it. Thanks for posting.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Lorrie! I have that same falling apart Betty Crocker cookbook that I received as a shower gift waaaaay back in 1970! The apple crisp recipe is a wonderful one, I agree.

Helen Philipps said...

Just catching up here Lorrie....how funny that you have used the Betty Crocker recipe for so long.....I googled apple crisp and that recipe appealed to me so I made it for the first time recently! The creme anglaise to go with it is delicious...and more special if it’s for a meal with friends. I am always inspired by your cooking xxx