"It's Perfect!" The Critic Exclaimed

I made dessert. Yeah, yeah, yeah... big deal, you're thinking. It's a big deal when the critics say it's perfect.

ECM's Perfect Baked Apple Dessert: (serves 2)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and cut into big chunks
juice of 1/2 a lemon, it doesn't have to be squeezed dry just give it a squirt
1 1/2 teaspoons flour
1/3 cup of brown sugar
salt, cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg to taste
2 tablespoons of butter

Mix everything, except the butter, together in a bowl. When thoroughly mixed, divide and place into two ramekins. *My ramekins are 2 1/2 inches deep by 4 inches wide. Place a tablespoon of butter on the top of each apple filling.

For the topping:

1/3 cup of flour
1/3 cup of brown sugar
in-between 1/4 to 1/3 cup of room temp butter

Place all flour, sugar and butter into a bowl. Blend with a fork until the butter is in little pea size bits. Divide and place topping on the apple filling, pushing the topping down onto the filling. Bake for 30 minutes on the center rack at 350 degrees.

Serve with a cold glass of milk, of course. Some vanilla ice cream would be good as well. I served the dessert with some barely sweetened, barely whipped cream.

It was all gone. Except some of the melted brown sugar you see in the picture, it wasn't really caramel per se, but it was damn close. When I discussing what could be done to make it better. Katie sous chef numero uno said,"DO. NOT. TOUCH. IT. IT'S PERFECT!"



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Venus said...

The recipe isn't complete, it says 1/2 lemon juice. Half of what? A tablespoon? A cup? A teaspoon? Because it makes a huge difference, as I'm sure you know.

Venus said...

The recipe is incomplete. It says 1/2 lemon juice. Half of what? A cup? A tablespoon? A teaspoon? It makes a huge difference, as I'm sure you know! Thanks for posting!

krysta said...

venus, the post has been fixed it was supposed to read juice of 1/2 a lemon. hope that clears up any confusion.