Making a simple apple crisp, either for consumption, or sending home with each youth, or sell at a bake-sale as you see fit!
Good tie-ins with cooking badges, and food handling, hygiene, etc
Recipie and instructions, below.
If made in large shallow pans, makes a lot.
We like to use 7" round aluminum take out containers, as used in many Chinese food places. (with the cardboard lid, and fold down edges, about 2" deep)
These keep well in the fridge for a day or two before baking, or can be frozen for a long time and brought out when you wish to enjoy. (just had one that was a year old from the freezer, and it was great!)
No oatmeal recipie, so it's great for picky kids, and lovely with Vanilla Ice Cream.
We make up a sticky label (pre-printed) with logo and cooking instructions, to go on the top of each container.
Bulk prep, makes 35-40, best to lay out tins across the table and spread out evenly.
Uses about one bushel box of apples. (type good for baking, Empire, Macitosh, etc)
Topping: (for all)
20 cups flour
10 cups light brown sugar (about 2kg)
10 cups dark brown sugar (about 2kg)
2 ½ tsp salt
10 tsp ground cinnamon (don’t overdo)
10 tsp ground nutmeg (don’t overdo)
Mix dry ingredients thoroughly, and then cut in:
6 cups of butter, at room temp, cut up quickly into squares. (3 lbs)
(well washed youth hands, are great at mixing up dry ingredients and butter, searching for lumps of butter to break apart)
Filling: (in batches, 4 or 5 times over, or as needed)
5 cups of apples, peeled, cored, sliced, cut
4 tblsp sugar
3 tblsp flour
As 5 cups of apples become ready, mix up that batch immediately, to reduce apples going brown.
Fill trays with apple filling, leave room for topping.
Pack on topping, no more than 1cm thick on average, or about 1 heaping cup of topping each.
Pack down with lid, fold over edge.
Can be done hands-on with the youth, absolutely.
If you have a lot of youth, do it as part of a rotation.
Youngest can still do most, as apples can be cut with butter knife. Older youth can do all on their own, or as prep for a fundraiser.
Directions for Baking: (this is on our label we print)
If Frozen: Remove Lid and bake at 350° F, for 1 hour
If Fresh: Remove Lid and bake at 350° F, for approx 1/2 hour or until apples are tender
Ingredients: Macintosh or Empire Apples, white sugar, flour
Topping: flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, salt