Holy smokes! I feel like I’ve been waiting FOREVER for summer to come to an end! Don’t get me wrong, I love patio season but fall and winter are where it’s at! I love wearing boots, layering on sweaters and jackets and of course did I mention the joy of hibernating? 🙂
Since it’s apple season, I made sure I stocked up on our apples. I’ll find any excuse to make anything that has apple in it. I had an allergy test done a couple of months ago and I found it incredibly interesting how the doctor told me that I was allergic to apples. Like seriously? Me? The person who’s allergic to like a thousand things and counting? I literally laughed at him and said whatever, I’m still eating it anyway. I mean how can I say no to apple pies? Apple tarts? Sliced apples with soy butter? Yes, I know you probably think that’s disgusting but I’m allergic to peanut butter..Like actually allergic allergic..Like anaphylactic shock allergic.
No matter how full I am after a meal, I can’t say no to dessert. Better yet, I can’t say no to apple crisp! I’ve always had a vision of living on a farm and baking apple crisp. After baking it, I’d let it cool on the window sill while my husband rounded up all the cattle.
I used to bake many variations of apple crisp back when I was in middle school. That was how I came up with this wonderful recipe. Try out this delicious apple crisp and let me know what you think of it! I’m sure it won’t disappoint! 🙂
- 4-5 medium apples (peeled, cored and cut into ½ inch pieces)
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1-2 tbsp of ground cinnamon
- ½ cup and 2 tbp of granulated sugar
- ¼ cup and 2 tbsp of light brown sugar
- ¾ cup of all purpose flour
- dash of salt
- 1 cup of old fashioned rolled oats (do not use the quick cooking)
- ½ cup (1 stick) of salted butter (cut into small cubes)
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Move the oven rack to the middle position in the oven.
- In a large bowl, combine the apples with the lemon juice, cinnamon, ½ cup of granulated sugar and 2 tbsp of brown sugar. Set aside.
- In another large bowl, combine the flour, ¼ cup of brown sugar, 2 tbsp of granulated sugar and salt. Cut the butter into the flour until the butter is the size of small peas. Add the oats and mix together to form large clumps
- In a large baking dish, add in the apple mixture and add in the topping mixture on top. Bake the crisp in the oven for approximately 50-60 minutes. Crisp will be ready once it’s a deep golden brown.
- Let the crisp cool for about 8-10 minutes until topping with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy digging in!! 🙂