Liberty Apple Crisp

-Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

-To make the topping, coarsely grate 6 TBS butter into a bowl.

-Add 1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup rolled oats or chopped nuts, 1/4 tsp salt, some freshly grated nutmeg and 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon rind.

-Work the above ingredients in with the butter until you have a coarse crumbly mixture. Set aside.

-Core and slice about 5 or 6 Liberty apples. (Enough to fill a large pie pan.)

-Toss with a little freshly grated nutmeg or ground cardamom and some maple syrup or honey.

-Add to greased pie pan and cover with topping.

-Bake for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes in a 375-degree oven.
You can make this crisp with Asian pears too.