Wednesday, January 16, 2013

(Not Really) Recipe | Cinnamon Apple Marshmallow Crisp

Keep in mind, this is the 'Not Really' Recipe series not an 'original' recipe series because I found this online a long time ago on some website I'm not even going to bother to look up, anyway, here's what you'll need:

  1. Apples; the baking kind like Granny Smiths, at least 4 large
  2. Brown sugar; half a cup, firmly packed
  3. old fashion oats; 1 cup
  4. salted butter; 2 sticks, chilled
  5. all purpose flour; 1.5 cups
  6. marshmallows; half a 10 oz bag of regular sized
  7. cinnamon; only using a few shakes
  1.  9 x 14 baking pan
  2. a spatula or flat mixing tool of some sort
  3. mixing bowl
Prep and cooking time: About 2 hours total. So worth it though.

Step 1: Cut up the butter into chunks like this, then put the rest of your ingredients (brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon) in the mixing bowl. Dump your butter chunks in and start mixing with your hands or whatever will help you get the crust to look like this:

Note: You have to make sure all the ingredients, especially the butter chunks, are really well-blended, it helps for the next step.

Step 2: butter your pan--because more butter is gooooood--then very carefully spread the crust along the bottom of the pan and up the sides. There should be enough to spread out about a millimeter thick layer without any gaps; it doesn't have to go that far up the sides either.

Step 3: Skin and cut the apples; they should be sliced thinner than this too so they can be spread evenly over the crust.

Step 4: Lay the apples down, sprinkle cinnamon on them and a bit of brown sugar along with the marshmallows. Any extra crust can be flattened out and placed over the marshmallows.

Step 5: Bake for about an hour at 350 degrees or until it looks like this (45 to 50 minutes is okay, but it depends on your oven).

image actually tastes better the second day when everything molds together in the fridge; just reheat in the microwave.

You can serve with vanilla flavored Greek yogurt, it's healthier than whipped cream and you know you have to compensate for all that butter.

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