Making apple pie from scratch can be pretty time consuming, although it is my all time favorite American dessert. When apples are in season in the Fall, I always enjoy making pies. Peeling and coring the apples, making the pie crust, baking it for about an hour, gets this gal a tad impatient. I get restless and eager, waiting to sample the goodness and wholesomeness as soon as the oven bell dings. Apple crumble or apple and pear crisp are also cold weather fruit desserts that I enjoy immensely. Now, Sridevi@coconutcraze came up with a great substitute that she created with similar ingredients, only they are cookies and you wouldn’t feel so bad eating about 2 of them. The best part? It takes about half the time to put together. It was downright yummy, it had all the makings of an apple pie, but in a bite-sized portion! Take a look around Sridevi’s blog site and enjoy some of her delicious recipes.
- 1 big apple chopped into small pieces
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- a generous grating of nutmeg
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- A pinch of salt
- In a pan lightly dry roast oats. (I find that this improves its taste.)
- Grease a large baking tray and set aside.
- Cook chopped apple, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg powder in a heavy bottom pan until apple turns soft.
- Remove the pan and add brown sugar and stir to dissolve it.
- Mix oats, all purpose flour and salt in a bowl and add warm apple mixture.
- Stir until everything holds together.
- Take one of the measuring cups (1/4 0r 1/3 ) and grease it.
- Put a small ball of the mixture and pat it inside the cup to form a disk . Then turn it upside down, tap and drop cookie dough on prepared baking tray.
- Bake at 350° F for 20-25 minutes until sides and bottom starts to brown.
- Remove cookies with a spatula and cool them on a wire rack.
- Store it in an air tight container or eat them warm.
This recipe yields 8 large cookies (1/3 cup size). It is crunchy, soft and crumbly all in one. Thank you Sridevi for posting this recipe on your blog. This week I’ve indulged in yet another blogger’s recipe that I’m happy to report. However, the pictures weren’t that grand. Thanks to Julie@Hostess@Heart and Sridevi, I’ve been in baking heaven :). Julie inspired me to set some goals when blogging, and I do believe I might have conquered the yeast beast. I’m anxious to expand. Here’s a picture of the English Muffin Bread that I baked and that Julie recommended. Click on her link to reach her recipe.