04 February 2010

Nilla Apple Crisp

Crisps are one of my favorite desserts!  Warm and gooey, they're great alone or topped with ice cream or whipped cream!  Here's a simple crisp variation that you'll keep returning to!

Nilla Apple Crisp
Adapted from Kraft Foods

4 large cooking apples (2 lb.), peeled, thinly sliced
1/2 cup packed brown sugar, divided
2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
1/3 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold margarine
25 NILLA Wafers, crushed (about 1 cup crumbs) (I've also used graham crackers)

HEAT oven to 350°F.

TOSS apples with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Spoon into 8- or 9-inch square baking dish.

COMBINE oats, remaining brown sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in wafer crumbs; sprinkle over apples.

BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until apples are tender