Apple Crisp (yields 10-12 servings):
9-10 apples (~3lbs) peeled, cored, and sliced thickly (1/5" or so).
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
Preheat to 350 degrees
Put the apple slices immediately into a bowl with a mix of lemon
juice (1 lemon) and water to keep them from browning until ready.
Combine the cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/4 cup sugar and mix well before
adding the apples and mixing to coat evenly. Spread the mixture out in
whatever baking vessel you see fit (works well in a 9 x 13).
In a separate bowl mix the remaining sugar (2 1/2 cups), flour, baking soda and
salt. Add the eggs and mix (hands work best for this) until
everything is nice and crumbly. Cover the apples evenly with the crisp
mixture. Melt the stick of butter and pour as evenly as you can over
Generally bakes in about 40 minutes, but it's best to judge by the top
starting to brown. Once it turns a nice light brown, you can put it
straight under the broiler until everything is an appealing dark
golden brown (I can not stress vigilance enough here!). Make sure it
can cool for a half hour or so before
serving. Vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream are both highly recommended.