An Apple (Crisp) a Day Keeps the PSAT Jitters Away



The apple crisp is a classic, hearty dessert that has remained in households for decades. This rustic dish has maintained its identity throughout its long history. When the first American settlers arrived, making meals was difficult because of their lack of ingredients. Therefore, they had to make do with their situation and improvise. By using what was available, these settlers were able to make variations of desserts such as cobblers. These desserts were once even served as main courses until they were eventually delegated to being served as primarily desserts. This warm and festive dessert will help you relax before the PSAT on Oct. 14. It typically involves apples that have been chopped up and covered with a crust mixture. Rather than baking the apples inside a crust, they are sprinkled with the crust, making the apple crisp a dessert that is easier to prepare than pie. The following recipe is inspired by Food Network apple pie recipes, but this one is more simplified. This easy to make yet delicious recipe will motivate you to dominate the PSAT/NMSQT on Oct. 14.


Ingredients: 4 cups of sliced apples 1 teaspoon of cinnamon ½ cup of water 1 cup of white sugar, not brown ½ cup of butter ¾ cup of all-purpose flour


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set up ingredients to use.

2. Chop your apples into slices, making sure that they are clean and washed.

3. Continue to slice the apples into smaller sizes. Place the sliced apples onto buttered baking tray.

4. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the apples and pour the water in.

5. In a separate bowl, mix together your sugar and your butter

6. Mix in your flour next. Coat apples evenly on all sides. Place in the oven for about 35 minutes.