Dorie gives us two alternative ways to prepare the streusel. The first is a simple mix of flour, sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon plus cold butter and vanilla. To make the more traditional streusel you add rolled oats to basically the same ingredients, but the portions vary.
Since I still had some rolled oats leftover after making our Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies I decided to go with that version and was so pleased that I did. The streusel was not as sweet and complimented the apple crisp.
After filling the pie plate with apples I whisked together the cream with the brown sugar, spices and eggs to blend and added vanilla. I then poured the mix over the apples and covered it with the streusel. There was quite a bit of streusel so I decided to use it all and cover dish completely and I was not sorry at all, it was delicious.
After scooping out the crisp into a serving dish I added vanilla ice cream on top and it was so good together.
Such a delicious dessert, and at this time of the year when we have an abundance of apples everywhere, it’s the perfect time to prepare this recipe.