Our house has an apple tree. This is the first time in quite a few years that we’ve had a fruit tree on the property, and let me tell you. Do you KNOW how hard it is to keep little boys OUT of an apple tree? Well? So far I’ve found it impossible. In an effort to make sure I got at least SOME of the apples for something other than a two-bite snack for certain munchkins, I went out and picked every apple I could reach. It wasn’t many, maybe 15 or so. The tree is small, but the fruit was good! A few of the apples were covered in brown spots on the inside under the peel, so the chickens got to snack on those, but the rest went into this amazing apple crisp.
Apple crisp is one of the most simple and classic desserts you can make, but the flavors are so incredible. There is just nothing like perfectly spiced apples topped with a crunchy and chewy brown sugar oatmeal topping. I can eat this topping raw. I would like a dessert consisting of JUST this topping.
Even if you don’t have an apple tree in your yard, you can still make a fantastic dessert that everyone will love, with minimal thought or effort. Seriously, the hardest part about this is peeling and chopping the apples, and you can have anyone do that.
Just mix those chopped apples up with some soft butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Put it in a baking dish that has been either greased liberally with butter, or sprayed with non-stick spray.
Then top it with a mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar, flour, and oats. Try not to eat too much of the topping mixture before it makes it onto the crisp.
Now bake. 350, for about 40-50 minutes.
Serve it warm with a huge dollop of freshly whipped and sweetened cream, or a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- 5 cups chopped and peeled apples
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup butter
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Stir apples together with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour. Put into a baking dish that's been sprayed with non-stick spray, or coated liberally with butter.
- Combine all topping ingredients until evenly distributed. Pour over apples, and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until apples are tender and topping is lightly browned.
- Serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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