The holidays are over and everyone’s exhausted. But, just because you’re tired doesn’t mean you don’t have time to treat yourself. This week I’m sharing my quick and easy recipe for Hard Apple Cider Crisp. A hodge-podge of ingredients coming together to make one sweet and sticky dessert, this crisp is made even better when infused with Orondo, Wash.,’s Orondo Cider Works’ Hard Cider. Lots of apples and locally sourced cider make this a truly Northwest inspired dessert.
For the filling:
4 apples (I used Fujis) peeled, cored and cut into wedges about ¼-½ inch in width.
⅓ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup hard apple cider like Orondo Cider Works’ Hard Cider
For the topping:
1 cup flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup oatmeal
1 stick of cold butter cut into ½ inch cubes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine apples, sugar, spices and cider. Combine well and spread across an 8×8 inch baking pan.
In another bowl, combine flour, sugars, salt and oatmeal. Using a pastry cutter (or a fork), cut in butter to dry ingredients. Once well incorporated, spread topping across apple mixture.
Bake until top is slightly golden and filling is bubbling, about 45 minutes. Let the crisp cool slightly before serving, and feel free to pair with a generous scoop of French vanilla ice cream.