by Tammy Taylor
Last fall I was blessed with several large boxes of apples from my aunt’s apple tree. I wanted to make sure they didn’t go to waste so I canned apples in syrup, applesauce, apple butter and apple cider, dehydrated apples and made and canned apple pie filling. FOR WEEKS! Now I get to enjoy the fruits of my labor (oh my, see what I did there??)
My favorite thing to make with these preserved apples is apple crumble dessert using the apple slices in light syrup. It’s delicious and comes together quickly for a delicious dessert when company surprises you with a visit. Bada-boom, bada-bing and dessert is being served! Looks and tastes like you toiled away in the kitchen for hours. (shhhh…)
First I pull out my ingredients: 1 pint of home-canned apples in syrup, 3 rounded tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1/3 heaping cup quick-cooking oats (I usually blend about 1/2 quick cooking and 1/2 old fashioned oats), 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I often substitute cinnamon) a pinch of salt, 3 tablespoons of softened butter and 1/2 cup chopped nuts – I prefer pecans since we have some amazing pecan trees right here on our ranch.
Now for the hard and complicated directions (because you know I love complicated recipes here at the Homestead) 😉
In a medium bowl mix the dry ingredients, cut in softened butter and put bowl aside. Drain the canned apples, reserving the syrup and pour drained apples in an approximately 6×6 casserole dish. Sprinkle 1/2 of the oat mixture over the apples and fold to coat. Pour the reserved syrup over the apples and top with the remaining oat mixture. I like to dot the top of the crumble with small pats of butter but that’s just my preference & not really part of the recipe. Then I pop the casserole dish into a 350-degree oven for 30 – 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
No really, that’s it! Hey, if a recipe isn’t delicious, easy, quick AND adaptable it doesn’t hang around long in my kitchen. This one’s a keeper!
Perfection! And making this home-made dessert is good for the budget since it’s using home-canned apples and standard pantry ingredients. If you’ve canned apples in syrup and you’re wondering what you can make that’s delicious and quick – give it a try.
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Apple Crumble Dessert from Pint Jars Using Home-Canned Apples
You've canned those fresh apples, now here's a delicious recipe to use them in! This apple crumble comes together quickly using a pint of your home-canned apples in syrup. ~TMH~
- 1 Pint Home-Canned Apples in Syrup
- 3 rounded Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
- 1/3 Heaping Cup Rolled Oats
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 3/8 t (pinch) Salt
- 3 Tablespoons Butter softened
- 1/2 Cup Coarsely Chopped Nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine 3 rounded tablespoons flour, 1/3 heaping cup oats, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (or cinnamon), and pinch of salt. Mix to blend thoroughly. Cut in 3 Tablespoons softened butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in nuts.
Drain apples, reserving juice. Place drained apples into approximately 6" x 6" baking dish. Mix about 1/2 of the topping into apples and pour the juice over the apples. Crumble balance of the topping over the apples to cover completely.
Bake @ 350 for 30 to 35 minutes until top is lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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