When our oldest granddaughter, Kaitlyne, was young she used to spend a lot of time at our house. She lived in California (still does) and used to come for weeks at a time. We loved it! One of her favorite things to do was help cook things. We made this apple crisp together and when she got older and couldn't come as much (school gets in the way of so much fun!) she asked me to send her the recipe. She also liked to make "fake" thin mint cookies that are even better than the Girl Scouts sell, but that is another post.
As soon as it is September, apple crisp is a MUST around our house. A couple of weeks ago, I made this one.
Isn't this just the cutest apple dish? It was on sale when we lived in Alabama at the Cracker Barrel near our house and I just had to have it. I love their country store for unique things.
This is a recipe that you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. All you may need to buy are the applies. I use Granny Smith. They are my "go to" apple for pies and crisps. I love that they are so tart.
This is really all you need. I do spray the dish with cooking spray before putting things in it to make for easier serving.
Cut the butter into the brown sugar with a pastry blender. Sometimes I put the oats in at this time, too, but this time I added them after.
Just toss them in with the butter and brown sugar if you
The apples need to be peeled and sliced. Toss the spices and chopped nuts with the apples right in the baking dish.
Then add the crumbles made with the butter, brown sugar and oats on top.
Then bake for 30 to 40 minutes.in a 375 degree oven. It will smell wonderfully cinnamony and like Fall! It will look like this -- well, if you have the same apple dish I have.
Of course you can eat it like this OR you can add some vanilla ice cream on top. It's delicious either way!
Here is all you need. (One of these days I'll figure out how to make a printer friendly version of the recipes.)
1 cup sliced apples
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg (I like to use whole nutmeg and a grater for a fresher taste)
1/2 cup COLD butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cut oats
Place the applies in a greased 10" square pan (unless you have a cute apple one), add nuts and spices.
Using a pastry blend, cut the utter into the brown sugar and oats. Sprinkle over the top and bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
This recipe came from The American Country Inn and Bed and Breakfast Cookbook. This cookbook is one of my favorites.
Now, I need to go dish up the pot roast that has been cooking in the slow cooker all afternoon. It really is beginning to smell good!
Until next time,