We have had an abundance of apples from our apple tree this year. I am not a fan of bottled apple pie filling, so we eat a lot of fresh apples. With the rest of them I like to make pie and apple crisp. There is something so comforting about homemade apple desserts when the weather is turning cooler, don’t you think?
This is my very favorite recipe for apple crisp. It has crumbs on the bottom and the top, so it is extra yummy. Everybody knows the best part about apple crisp is the topping, so you know this is gonna be good! I made this back before I was hit with the swine flu. Now I’m hungry just thinking about it. Oh my.
- 2 cups oats (I like old fashioned, but quick will work as well)
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup soft butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 14 apples, peeled and sliced (11 cups)
- 1/4 cup sugar plus 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Combine oats, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a mixing bowl. Mix with a pastry cutter till crumbly. Add chopped nuts if desired. Press about a third of the mixture in the bottom of a 9x13" pan. Spread apples over crust and sprinkle with the 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar mixture. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture evenly over the top. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or till apples are tender. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
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