Monday, October 03, 2011

one big apple

For the past few years, there has been a huge trend towards eating local and using the freshest ingredients possible, so during our NYC visit, we browsed through the food market in Chelsea to discover all the wonderful breads, deli meat and cheeses.  There were even great cupcakes.

Funnily enough, I noticed that, despite the nickname, "the big apple", there really isn't an abundant of that fruit in this town.  There are many stories to the origins of why New York City is called "the big apple".  One of them is this:

"In the late 1920s and early 1930s, New York City's jazz musicians began referring to New York City as the "Big Apple." An old saying in show business was "There are many apples on the tree, but only one Big Apple." New York City being the premier place to perform was referred to as the Big Apple."
{source: gonyc}

There really is only "one big apple". The sights.  The sounds. The action. The overstimulation of taste buds!   And as a tribute to that, here's a quick and easy apple crisp that guessed it, only one big apple.

One "Big Apple" Crisp

This is quick dessert when you're craving for something sweet.  Great topped with maple syrup or vanilla ice cream.

   1 apple, cut into chunks
   2 tablespoons brown sugar
   2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
   1 tablespoon flour
   1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
   1 tablespoon butter, softened


1.   Place the apple in small ramekin or baking dish.
2.    In separate bowl, combine all remaining ingredients (it will have a doughy or crumble like texture), then sprinkle over fruit.
3.    Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes OR microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes or until the apple is tender.

Instantly satisfying.

{This post is linked to 33 Shades of Green}

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea, how perfect for those quick apple crisp cravings! I will definitely be making this soon :) thank you!


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