(WORT) — Sara’s Table is a weekly show where I invite you to share what’s on my table. I’m not a trained chef. I just like to cook, eat and drink well with good friends. Come join me.
— Sara McKinnon
3/4 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small cubes
¾ cup crushed pecans or walnuts
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
3 pounds apples, such as Empire, Gala, or Braeburn, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon of allspice
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl mix together flour, brown sugar, salt, and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Cut butter into flour, using a pastry blender or two knives, until mixture is the texture of coarse meal. Add oats and nuts, and use your hands to toss and squeeze mixture until clumps form.
2. In another large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and granulated sugar. Transfer to a shallow 2-quart baking dish, and sprinkle with topping mixture. Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until golden and bubbling, 55 to 65 minutes.
3. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. Recommend serving with vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche.
Music Credit: Evgeny Grinko, “Sunset”