What did I do wrong?

I was in the mood to cook a feast last night and I ended up making chicken pot pie (recipe grabbed from a Campbells cook book that I’ll actually post up soon) and apple crisp for dessert.

I have no idea what I did wrong when I was following Kristin’s recipe. Her’s looks so … crispy.

Where as mine ended up being very wet. I’m not giving up just yet as it’s one of the better apple crisps I have tasted in ages. I just wish it would’ve been crispier. I thought it was because we have an older style oven in the apartment, so I cooked it 10 minutes longer than the recipe called for. It still looked wet — I ended up cooking the darn thing twice as long (a whole hour). Which resulted in soggy apples. But whatever, it’s good in my mouth.

Kristin’s Crispy Apple Crisp:

Nancy’s Soggy Apple Soggster:

Notice the nice burn crusty marks and soggy oats.

Anyone know why it wasn’t as crispy though? Help appreciated!

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  1. Here’s my recipe, Nancy!

    7-8 medium sized apples (of your choice), cut into chunks
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup flour
    1 cup margarine or butter (I soften mine in the microwave a bit to make it easier to stir)
    3/4-1 cup of oats

    Cut up apples into chunks. (I put mine in a bowl of salted water so they don’t go brown as I’m preparing everything) In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, margarine and oats. Line the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan with apple chunks. Spread brown sugar/flour/margarine/oat mixture over top of apples. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, or until apples are tender when poked with a fork. Voila!

  2. Oh no, I’m sorry it didn’t turn out! What kind of apples did you use?

    Nancy says: Oh, it still tasted amazing Kristin! I’m determined to make it crispy… but I followed your recipe to a tee. I used 3 “normal” sized Granny Smith. My dish I think was 9×13. Was it because my dish was possibly bigger than yours?

  3. Now I want to make both of those things for dinner tonight!! I am actually making The Pioneer Woman’s meatloaf but I might make the apple crisp too. I’ve never actually baked anything that doesn’t come straight from a box..

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