Ok, can we just take a second to enjoy the gloriousness of that apple crisp picture….you’re welcome…I’m sorry, I’m feeling a little bit proud of my picture improvements since I started blogging.
And now back to our regularly scheduled program 😉
I love all things apple, which is convenient since I live in Michigan and we have a lot of apple orchards. In the fall you’ll find apples for super cheap. This year I’m looking into doing an apple share, you get all of the apples from a particular tree in the farm. This usually ends up being a couple bushels. I see a lot of apple butter, apple pie, and of course apple crisp in my future.
Apple crisp has been one of my favorite desserts since forever. I honestly can’t remember where I got this recipe from originally, I think it might be one of my grandpa’s, but it’s been so long that I can’t remember. It’s such a simple and delicious recipe that I love to whip it up while dinner is cooking and let it cook while we eat.
Even Dustin loves this apple crisp, and that’s a man who doesn’t really like sweets. But outside of his weird views on foods (seriously how doesn’t like dessert?!) I haven’t met anyone who’s tried my apple crisp that hasn’t loved it. We had our roommate and his girlfriend over for dinner a couple weeks ago and we devoured a big batch while battling it out for world domination at Risk!
It’s really important to start with good apples, I like gala, but whatever your favorite baking apple is will work. Depending on how
lazy ambitious I am feeling I will peel the apples or not, it works great either way. And always err on the side of more topping vs less. Like most recipes I use this one can be increased or decreased by maintaining the same proportions.
Serve warm with a dollop of ice cream, whip cream, or a drizzle of caramel and then enjoy! What is your favorite apple dessert?
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp sugar
- Apples (I used 7-8 small/medium apples but use enough to fit the pan you use)
- Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt.
- Cut in butter.
- Dice apples and place in baking dish.
- Sprinkle with sugar.
- Cover with crumb mixture.
- Bake 40-45 minutes until apples are tender.
- You can either peel the apples or leave them unpeeled.