This delicious baked apple crunch dessert is a simple recipe made with fresh apples and a delicious topping. The topping forms a cake-like layer with a browned, crisp top. The dessert does have some crunch with the topping, but it is more of a cobbler than a crisp or crumble.
The apple crunch one in the picture was made following this recipe exactly.
Serve this apple dessert warm with a scoop of ice cream or drizzle some cream over the top. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top, if you like.
- 4 to 6 medium cooking or baking apples, or about 4 cups chopped (Granny Smith, Braeburn, or Cortland are all good choices)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter, cut in small pieces
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4). Butter a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
Peel and core the apples. Chop them into 1/2-inch dice.
In a bowl mix the chopped apples with 1 cup of sugar and the cinnamon; transfer to the prepared baking dish. Dot with the small pieces of butter.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg. In another bowl combine the flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, and baking powder; blend thoroughly.
Add the flour mixture to the beaten egg along with the melted butter. Stir until well blended.
Using a teaspoon, spoon the topping batter evenly over the apple filling.
Bake the apple crunch in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the topping is browned.
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