I keep Lucy’s granola on my fridge, in pride of place next to pictures of my grandbaby, held there by my WRITE OR DIE! magnet. Since both my husband and I are hooked on that granola (not too sweet, fantastic ingredients, healthy…) I replenish our supply every few weeks.
On a snowy day (there was no other kind this winter near Boston) I was making a vat of chicken soup and craving a savory/sweet dessert to go with. Hmmm…. apple pie? I had the apples but wasn’t up for making crust.
Then I thought: Not pie. Crumble! My eye caught on the granola recipe and I realized it was the perfect topping. So easy. Especially if you’ve got Lucy’s granola on-hand which we always do.
Hallie Ephron’s Apple Crumble with Lucy Burdette's Granola
4 Granny Smiths (or other crisp tart apple) peeled and cut into thick slices
2 or 3 handfuls of Lucy’s Granola (I like it with almonds or pecans and raisins)
1/3 stick of melted butter
1/3 cup sugar (more if you like it sweeter)
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
1. Butter a 7x11x2 glass baking dish
2. Mix the melted butter into the granola and set aside
3. Mix the sliced apples with cinnamon and sugar and transfer to dish. Spread the buttery granola over it.
4. Bake until the topping is is brown and crisp and filling is bubbling - 45-55 minutes
5. Serve warm (with vanilla ice cream if you like)
New York Times best selling author Hallie Ephron writes suspense novels she hopes keep readers up nights. A three-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Hallie’s newest is just out: Night Night, Sleep Tight. Set in Beverly Hills in the 1960s and 1980s, it is inspired by Hallie’s experiences growing up there in a Hollywood family.
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