If I had to choose between pie and cake, I would usually pick pie. Unless there’s cheesecake involved, then the question isn’t even fair. However, making a pie takes time, patience, and a rolling pin. I only have one of those and it’s stored high enough above my sink that I can’t reach it unless I really need it.
Crisps and crumbles are an easy alternative. If anyone happens to know the difference between the two, I’d be happy to hear it. I accidentally bought a few bruised apples, so I thought making a crisp would be a good way to use them. This recipe makes about 9 large servings, but you can double it to fit a 9×13 pan.
- 5 large Fuji apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup melted vegan butter (such as Earth Balance)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- dash of allspice and cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a 9×9 pan, lay out apple slices and sprinkle with sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Pour water over everything.
2. Combine all ingredients for the topping and crumble evenly over top of the apple mixture.
3. Bake for about 45 minutes. Try this with a quadrupel, like my favorite, La Trappe.