There really are very few Irish Desserts. That’s because traditionally, Irish people eat what they grow and what is hearty. May of their desserts call for fruit, sometimes fresh and often dried. Many traditional Irish desserts call for apples or oatmeal. I decided to give you this recipe which calls for both apples and oatmeal, and while it’s not necessarily “Irish”, it is perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day meal.
This dessert is part pie, part apple crisp, but totally delicious!! It’s “pizza” in that it is shallow,and free-formed. Kids and adults will love it. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or drizzled with caramel sauce. Serves 8-10.
CRUST: Combine: 1-1/2 cups AP Flour 1 tsp. Salt 3/4 cup Crisco 1 Tabl. Sugar
Add in small amounts to the above until the dough comes together:
1/4 cup Ice Water
Bring the dough together, press it into a disk and wrap in a piece of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (refrigerate for up to 3 days)
APPLE FILLING: – Mix together in bowl: 3 Apples, peeled,cored and sliced (I use Honey Crisp) 2 Tabl. Brown Sugar 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon Dash Nutmeg, optional Dash Salt
Crumb Topping: Combine in Bowl: 1 cup Oatmeal, Quick 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1 tsp. Cinnamon Dash Salt
With fingers, work into the oatmeal mix:
1/4 cup Butter, softened
TO ASSEMBLE “PIZZA”:
1. Roll crust out to 12″ circle 2. Roll edges of the crust up to form edge
3. Spread the apples on top of the crust, to edge.
4. Top the apples with crumbs.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 40 minutes. Serve warm!