Thursday, October 28, 2010

Apple Crisp baked in a Dutch Oven

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My sister Sarah is in this thing called a venture crew, it’s kind of like boy scouts for both girls and boys. They do all kind of outdoorsy things like hike and camp, and they also have dutch oven cook offs. Awesome, right? My sister is participating in one for this first time this weekend, and she enlisted my help to find her a winning recipe. She’s feeling particularly competitive because she’s up against the boy scouts, one of them being our brother. Total sibling rivalry. Fun!

apples

Of course I said I’d help her, you know, girl power and all that. The only problem was, I had never actually worked with a dutch oven, outside, with coals doing all the heating. Thankfully, our dad has done it quite a bit and he helped me convert a regular recipe into a dutch oven one.

apple crisp in dutch oven

When I was thinking about what would be best to bake in a dutch oven, the first thing that popped into my head was apple crisp. It’s rustic, easy, and totally delicious. Sarah loves apple crisp, so she loved the idea.

apple crisp in dutch oven

This recipe is one I’ve used many times. It’s about as simple as they come. It’s perfect for a dutch oven cook off, or a fall afternoon. I’ve included directions in the recipe for both dutch ovens and regular ovens so you can make it even if you feel like staying inside. ;) I’ll let y’all know if she wins this weekend! Good luck, Sarah!

after

Apple Crisp
Adpated from Rustic Fruit Desserts

Topping:
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 stick butter, melted

Filling:
8 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced into to thin slices
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons apple pie spice

Preheat oven to 375. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.
Make the topping; mix the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl. Stir in the butter, then press topping together in your hands to form small clumps. Set aside.

Make the filling; toss the apples, sugar and apple pie spice together in a large bowl. Transfer the filling to the baking dish. Press the topping evenly over the fruit, then bake for 55-60 minutes, until top is golden brown and the corners are bubbling.

For dutch oven cooking, spread filling into the bottom of a 12 inch dutch oven, press topping evenly over the fruit. Place 12 hot coals below the oven and 10 on top. Cook for 45 minutes, turning every 7 minutes or so.


PS, thank you all so much for your kind comments on my last post. They were all so sweet! You guys are awesome.

49 comments:

  1. That look so yummy! My dad cooks with a dutch oven sometimes. We have one but haven't had the chance to use it yet. Thank you for the recipe!

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  2. Great blog Hannah! Love the photos - how the plate is full at the beginning... and empty at the end. :) Cute plate too!

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  3. My husband won a boy scouts competition like this with a dutch oven eggplant parmesan recipe. He made it for me once, introducing me to the world of cooking with a dutch oven over a fire. We will have to try your apple crisp soon. It looks wonderful.

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  4. Yum! I make apple crisp all the time, but I never have in my dutch oven. My boyfriend will be very grateful you shared this!

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  5. I love this post, it has such a great fall feel to it and fall is my favourite season. Gorgeous photos and colours! I hope your sister win! I wish her lots of luck.

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  6. Mmm! Looks scrumptious! I have not the slightest clue about dutch ovens, but I greatly respect your new skills with it! That's amazing! :)

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  7. GORGEOUS!! and I do have to say that I very much love that plate!!

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  8. That's so sweet of you two to work together. Apple crisp sounds so wonderful right now!

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  9. Yum! I love apple crisp. Its definitely one of my favorites.

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  10. What a fun idea!!! That would be great for breakfast while camping on a cooler type day...beautiful photos, looks like your loving your new camera! :) Eva

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  11. I've delved into the pumpkin with great enthusiasm..this makes me want to start with the apples!

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  12. What a cute idea! I love apple crisp today- here's to hoping Sarah wins :)

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  13. This apple crisp looks fantastic! Yum :)

    PS - Did you get the #2 plate at Target? I saw the plates and dishes with numbers on them and was soooo tempted. I didn't think I could pull off good photos with them (and I probably can't), but yours are PHENOMENAL... As always!

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  14. Wow, Hannah. It's beautiful. And I love the idea of apple crisp in a dutch oven! I can't imagine a better dish than this for the contest! Sarah's gonna win this thing (;

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  15. Swooon!! You can't go wrong with warm sugary apples covered with oats/honey and love. YUM!

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  16. LOVE it! Apple is something I have ample amounts at home right now and you just gave me another idea.

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  17. Oh double YUM! Tis the season for apples and oats and cinnamon oh my! Love your blog. :)

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  18. Hi hanna, I'm writing from Spain and I often read your blog because I love it as well as I love your photos, though I have a problem with american measures sometimes. When you say 1 butter stick, how many grams are there in a stick? and what kind of spices are those for an apple pie? I would love to cook your recipe soon, but I would need some instractions indeed. Thanks so much for sharing with us....I love visiting you every time you publish

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  19. Hi Hanna. Love apple crisp especially during this time of year when apples are at their best. I made an apple crisp just this last week (not in a dutch oven though..) using the recipe from my Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Baking cookbook. I substituted Bob's Red Mill 5 Grain cereal in place of the oatmeal, and it was really yummy! The crisp was nice and "crisp"! Love your site. Lynn Kammerer from Western NY.

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  20. Beautiful photos, as always!!

    www.prettyhungrygirl.wordpress.com

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  21. Yum! This looks really good! I think I could eat this for breakfast! It's right for the season.

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  22. that looks so fun to make! I would love to cook outside :) your pictures are gorgeous, thanks! (:

    -Amalia

    http://buttersweetmelody.wordpress.com/

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  23. Delicious! A Dutch oven is on my wish list for Christmas. This apple crisp will be one of the first things I make!

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  24. Wish I had this recipe when I was a Girl Scout leader! We did these camping trips all the time and I was always on the lookout for interesting things to make over a campfire.
    This looks super!

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  25. Your pictures are always so beautiful! This looks delicious :) And I'm so glad that your mom is okay - it brought tears to my eyes, and it's truly a miracle! Amazing!

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  26. Well, how did your sister do? I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom, but so happy to know she is recovering. God is faithful isn't He.

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  27. First off..I'm so sorry about your mom, but I'm glad that she is doing better. I will keep her and your family in my thoughts. Secondly, I just found your blog today, and I'm completely smitten. From your photographs, to your writing, to your recipes...I feel such joy reading through your work. Thank you for sharing. I hope that you are having a great Wednesday.

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  28. I love apple crisp! Your photos are incredible.

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  29. Hannah, you are my new favorite blog. Honey and Jam...that is just the sweetest name EVER:). You take absolutely beautiful pictures and your recipes are scrumptious! I am surprised you haven't been featured in a magazine yet! I was also homeschooled {and now homeschool my own kids}. I so look forward to your future posts!

    ~Julia

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  30. I just bought a dutch oven, but it's to make bread! http://www.dishingthedivine.com/2009/11/21/no-knead-bread/ I'm learning to love using it for other things too! :) This crisp sounds awesome. :) If my hubby will peel the apples, I'll make it. :)

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  31. Apples cooked to mush, like apple sause. It was really disappointing. I had a big dinner party and it was like serving applesause with a topping in a spaska restaurant. I cut the apples approximately 1/4", and baked it at 400 degrees, for thirty minutes, as others had suggested. I would recommend cutting the apples at 1/2" and baking it for 15 minutes at that temperature for search engine optimization service.

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