Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, began at sundown yesterday. It is one of my favorite holidays–a time to reflect on the year that was, on the highs and lows, on my good deeds and the ones that didn’t go so well. I like to take this time to learn from my experiences of the previous year, but let the past be the past and not dwell on the mistakes I made. I also like to think about my hopes for the new year and how I can be better (oh, believe me, there are many ways).
One of the traditions of the holiday is to eat apples and honey, to symbolize our hopes for a sweet new year. In that spirit, tonight I made Apple Crumble. It’s sweet and it’s yummy and it’s comfort food–and if my year is anything like it, I will be a very happy girl.
Recipe after the jump.
Sweet New Year Apple Crumble
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 4 lbs Granny Smith apples, peeled, halved, cored, each half cut into 8 pieces
- 3 Tbs lemon juice
- 1 Tbs cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
Mix together oats, 1 cup sugar and flour in bowl. Add butter, mix with hands until topping forms into moist clumps. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray 13x9x2 glass baking dish with nonstick spray. Mix apples, lemon juice, 1/2 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves together in bowl. Transfer to baking dish and sprinkle topping over.
Bake until apples are tender and topping is brown and crisp, about 45 minutes. Let cool slightly. Spoon into bowls and serve with ice cream.
Makes 10 to 12 servings.