Usually hard apples like granny smith as are preferred by bakers as they hold their shape after baking . In this recipe we can easily use any apples in your pantry . Another thing I love about this recipe is that it you can easily substitute whole wheat flour in place of white flour .
Here is how to go about it …
Note : If you are using using whole wheat flour add the water any way as it as whole wheat tends to absorb more water and helps it from drying out .
Spread the apples on an non reactive pan into an even layer . Here I have used a 9″ glass pie dish . Pour the crumb mix evenly on top of the apples .
Cut the remaining butter into small chunks and scatter on top .
Cover loosely with an aluminium foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes . Remove the cover and bake for another 10 to 20 minutes until you see the sides bubbling and tops lightly brown .
As always the baking times are approximate . It could vary depending on your oven settings as well as the size of the pan used . Always check 5 to 10 minutes ahead of time if you are unsure .
Gala apples – 6
Lemon – 1
Oats – ½ c
Flour – ½ c (Whole wheat / All purpose )
Baking powder – ½ tsp (optional)
Butter – 6 tbsp (divided)
Brown Sugar – ½ c
Salt – a pinch
Water – 1 to 2 tbsp
Cinnamon – 1 tsp
Nutmeg – a pinch (optional)
Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F (160 degree C ).
Peel and core the apples . Slice them into ½ “ thick slices .
Squeeze the lemon over the apples . Mix in ½ tsp cinnamon , nutmeg and 2 tbsp sugar with the apples . Set aside .
In another bowl mix the remaining dry ingredients . Cut in 3 tbsp of cold butter into this mix until the mixture looks like crumbs . Add 1 to 2 tbsp of water if necessary .
Transfer the apples into an 8” X8” pan . Spread to form an even layer .
Pour the crumb mix over it evenly . Chop the remaining 3 tablespoon butter into small chunks and dot the top .
Loosely cover with foil and transfer to the preheated oven . Bake for 20 minutes , remove the foil and bake for another 10 to 20 minutes until the top is slightly brown and the apples are bubbly .