We all have apples like this…
Apples that are old, abused, scratched, bruised, forgotten, ignored, wrinkly, brown, soft, filled-with-worm-holes. Old. Nobody gave them a second shot in life. They were just sent into some old-apple-graveyard to be forgotten forever. But we don’t have to ignore them. I mean, we as humans have the ability to save these apples form the most boring and abusive death they will ever experience. Ever. And that way would be by using them to the full potential.
I mean, just because something is old and wrinkly doesn’t mean it’s useless.
Like the sheet of paper this recipe was printed on. It was given to my mother years ago by my elementary school librarian, and it has specks of food all over it. But it’s still just as useful as ever. That is why I love this crispy dessert. You can adapt it to whatever you have in your house or in you brain. It’s versatile. And you get to be the hero of the story.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. It never hurts to give things a second chance…
Pomegranate Apple Crisp
Original Nerd With Taste Recipe
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup butter
7 cups of sliced apples
3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
2/3 cup sugar
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Butter a baking dish (about 3 to 4 centimeters deep.)
In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and all of the cloves and salt. Add the butter and use your fingers to rub the ingredients together until the mixture reaches an even consistency of crumbs.
In another large bowl, combine the apples, pomegranate seeds, sugar, rest of the cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of flour (to absorb the juices.) Stir to mix, then transfer into the prepared dish.
Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over the fruit and put in the oven for 55 minutes (or until the oat topping turns golden brown.)