The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love it all… the red, white and blue flags blowing in the wind, the crowds of people coming together to proudly celebrate our nation, the fireworks, the friends and, of course, the food. No doubt this is the stuff great parties are made of and every good party deserves some great food. The 4th is all about those simple American staples we often forget during the year—my husband’s favorite being a good ‘ol slice of apple pie. There’s just one issue, it’s simply too dang hot to turn on the oven and bake a pie in July. So I turn to my rice cooker for an all-American dessert with all the flavor and none of the fuss.
2 sticks butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
4 apples, cored and cut into chunks
Preheat your rice cooker using Sauté-Then-Simmer. Brown apples for 10 minutes or until caramelized, stirring occasionally. Remove and set aside.
Add remaining ingredients to the inner pot and mix until incorporated (the mixture will be crumbly).
Press the crumble to the bottom of the pot and cook on Sauté-Then-Simmer for 10 minutes.
Pour the apples on top of the crumble and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Scoop out onto plates and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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