Prairie Apple Crunch

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Prairie Apple Crunch is like nothing you’ve ever had before. Well, that’s not entirely true. It’s similar to an apple crisp but so much better.

Prairie apple crunch is warm from the oven after dinner.

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It seems as so these last couple of weeks I’ve been baking my way through some of my Mom’s recipes. This prairie apple crunch is the most recent and my last recipe for #appleweek. I’ve never made it before but after doing so, I have to wonder if my Mom meant to write praline apple crunch.

Prairie apple crunch is warm from the oven after dinner.

Whatever she meant the title to be, I personally like prairie apple crunch, it’s a delicious dessert. While dinner was in the oven I sliced the apples, made the sugar and flour mixtures and assembled it. While we enjoyed dinner, the apple crunch baked. When dinner was over, dessert was done.

A little cream over the prairie apple crunch.

Once it cooled just a bit, I served it up to the family. Because you want to serve it warm. Actually, it’s fine at room temperature but it’s all the more comforting when it’s warm.

When I cored and sliced the apple, I took the sliced and cut them into 3 – 4 slices and tossed them in the baking dish. I sprinkled the slices with the cinnamon-sugar mixture then topped them with the praline topping.

It would be delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream but my Mom preferred a drizzle of half and half.  All I have to say is Mom was right. We all enjoyed it with the cream.

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Prairie Apple Crunch

A light dessert option for fall, or any time.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • Half and half for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease a 9" square baking dish with butter, add apples and set aside.
  • In a small bowl mix granulated sugar, apple pie spice and salt. Sprinkle over apples.
  • In separate bowl combine the brown sugar, flour, pecans and butter. Sprinkle over apple mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with cream.

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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This reminds me a lot of one the apple crisp recipes that my family makes as well! Thanks for sharing this recipe, it’s absolutely delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    We make a similar crisp this time every year, but I’ve never had it with cream! I love this idea, as ice cream really isn’t my thing.

  3. 5 stars
    This reminds me a lot of one the apple crisp recipes that my family makes as well! Thanks for sharing this recipe, it’s absolutely delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    Mom is always right! The cream would definitely take this to a whole new level. Looks so delicious and comforting!

  5. Ellen, sounds good to me. I don’t like overly sweet desserts, so I think I’d like your mom’s addition of half and half rather than ice cream. Thank you for hosting #Celebrate365. ~ Jean

  6. I love the name of this one even if it’s possibly a mistake. What a legacy your Mom left with her recipes! Serving it with 1/2 &1/2 is perfect. Ice cream would melt beautifully on it too!

5 from 6 votes

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