Apple Crisp with Honey (and vanilla ice cream)


I don't know if you ever find yourself doing this but I've been noting for a while now just how much I over think some things.  Not everything... just some things.  Food and activity are at the top of my overthink list.
- What is 'overthinking' you ask?
Overthinking is the act of thinking too much.  More than a subject or situation requires and subsequently gets you more stuck on the thinking than on the doing.  (I did not get that from a dictionary or anywhere online - I just thought it up myself)
 - But isn't 'thinking' always a good thing?
Well... usually.  I can recall many occasions throughout history where thinking was actually quite dangerous.  For most of us though, thinking keeps us alive and alert.
- So why is 'overthinking' something you are concerned about?
Well, you see, when I over think then I spend too much time in my own head.  I ask myself too many questions.  I give myself too much leeway and consideration when I really should just get over it and move on (usually just get moving).  Later I feel like crap.  I have learned not to ever ask myself if I 'want' to do something. (especially exercise related or eating of 'healthy' food) It inevitably results in at least an hour of wasted time pondering all of my possibilities... then I usually just go and do it anyway.
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As you can tell, it's pretty easy for me to start overthinking pretty much anytime.  That is precisely what happened for me yesterday.
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It was a quiet day.  Finally a quiet day.  The kids were quietly playing or finishing homework.  D was out at a rehearsal.  I actually got myself out the door without too much fuss and ran a decent 9 k.  And then there was this bowl of apples.  They were just there on the counter quietly taunting me.  And I started to think.  I thought about the apples a lot.  Why don't I eat more apples.  Some of them are going really soft.  I should pick one up right now and eat it.  But I don't want an apple.  That's why they're sitting there slowly going bad... nobody really wants to eat them.  That sucks because apples are kinda awesome.  But I still don't want one right now.  It's really not good that I don't want to eat apples.  I think my lack of desire for fruit says something about me.  If I did eat the apple... And so on.
It went on like that for about an hour.  I was completely caught in my thoughts - trapped, immobilized.
It wasn't until kid #2 came along and said that I should make some apple crisp because she wanted to try it (for real... I've never made it for her) and because we had some homemade vanilla ice cream in the freezer.


I won't tell you how long it took me to sift through some recipes and decide what to do but I finally got there.



Apple Crisp with Honey adapted from 'A Small Snippet'
makes 1 8x10 dessert

8 apples (I used a mixture of Gala and Granny Smith)
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp lemon juice

1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/3 cup whole wheat or red fife flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or almonds)
1 - 2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
1/4 cup unsalted butter
6 tbsp honey

Combine the oatmeal, both flours, wheat germ, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves together and pulse in a blender or food processor just until the oats and nuts have broken down a bit.  Set aside.
Butter a large baking dish (almost a 9x13 size).
Peel and slice the apples (I left some peel on mine to get the nutrient benefits).  Place the apples in the buttered baking dish.  Toss the apples with the brown sugar and lemon juice.
Melt the butter and then add in the honey.  Stir until the honey is mixed well.  Add the butter mixture to the oatmeal mixture and mix until everything is wet and crumbly.
Pour the oatmeal mixture over the apples.
Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until the apples are soft and bubbly.
Cool for about 10 minutes before serving... with homemade vanilla ice cream.

3 comments:

Melissa said...

I love apple crisp! I always double the 'crisp' part of the recipe...cuz, yeah...that's my favorite part ;)

Wanda Thorne said...

I know right! This actually made an adequate amount of topping for me but I might start by doing half again if you want more. This worked for me but I did find the vanilla ice cream a necessity. ;-)

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