Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 pounds or 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled

  2. 1 lemon, zested and juiced, plus

  3. 1 lemon, zested for garnish, optional

  4. 1 orange, zested and juiced

  5. 1 tablespoon molasses

  6. 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt , divided

  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  8. 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger

  9. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

  10. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  11. 1 cup light brown sugar

  12. 1 stick (8 tablespoons) lightly salted butter, cut into cubes, plus

  13. 1 tablespoon for baking dish Ice cream , for serving

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put the apples on a flat surface. Cut the cheeks from the apple , to remove the core . Cut into fairly thin, but not too thin, slices. Put them in a bowl and add the lemon zest and juice and the orange zest and juice. Toss to coat the apples, then add the molasses, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the cinnamon, ginger, and the nutmeg. Toss to blend . In another bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt. Add the butter to the bowl and break it up with your fingers integrating the flour with the butter. Spread it out on a plate or small baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to use. Butter the bottom and sides of a shallow rectangular baking dish (approximately 13 inches long and 9 inches wide) with the remaining tablespoon of butter. Add the apples and top with the butter-flour mixture. Put the dish in the center of the oven and bake until the apples are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife. The topping should be golden brown as well, about 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool a few minutes before serving. To serve, garnish with additional lemon zest and ice cream, if desired.


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