Honeycrisp Apple Crumble

I love apples and honeycrisp apples are among my favorites. I found myself with 3 apples that hadn’t been eaten (and likely wouldn’t see many more days), so I decided to make a small apple crumble.

I happened to have everything on hand. I stuck with typical apple crisp/crumble/pie flavors: apples, sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Ignore the nutmeg, I ended up not using it.

I started by peeling and slicing my apples – turns out that 3 apples was the perfect size for the small (maybe 5×5) baking dish I had, it must have been meant to be!

After slicing the apples, I added them to a bowl where mixed up the filling ingredients.

I buttered my super cute, small baking dish – then added my apples to it. Again, a perfect fit!

Then I made the topping. This would have worked so much better with a pastry cutter, but I don’t have one – so I just combined it all with my hands. Room temperature butter helps!

Finally, I added the topping to the dish and baked it in a 400 degree oven, for 45 minutes (my oven takes a little longer, and runs a little cooler – so, feel free to adjust that based on your oven!).

I promise you, not much smells as good as apples baking – my house smelled just like fall, while this was in the oven. It turned out great – I do wish that I had some vanilla ice cream to have with it, but it is delicious on it’s own!

Apple Crumble

Filling
3 Honeycrisp apples
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp corn starch

Crumble Topping
3 tbsp oats
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tbsp butter

  • Peel and slice apples
  • Mix apples with cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar, juice of one lemon and corn starch.
  • Butter a small baking dish and pour filling into dish
  • Make crumble topping by combining the oats, brown sugar, flour and butter together
  • Sprinkle crumble on top of apples
  • Bake in 400 degree oven for 45 minutes

Banana Nut Bread

This has been a crazy busy week – so I haven’t had much time to cook. But, today, I took a vacation day and was home with my oldest kiddo! And she decided to make some banana nut bread (using her granny’s recipe)! I won’t re-write it, because nothing beats the handwritten recipe that her granny did!

Thankfully, we had some ‘getting just to their banana nut bread prime’ bananas for her to use. And, we had pretty much all the ingredients (except buttermilk – but she just subbed in cream and it worked out great!)

These bananas were perfect for making banana nut bread – look how easily they ‘smushed’ up!

In no time she had the batter ready to go!

But, she definitely had more batter than needed for a standard loaf pan, so she decided to make some ‘tiny loafs’ too, with some silicone mini loaf pans we have. They all turned out delicious!

And, the best picture – my girl, with her delicious banana nut bread!