Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Apple Crisp

The time before last when I went grocery shopping I bought oats and Granny Smith apples. You should know what that means. 

Apple Crisp! YUM

This dessert is so easy and relatively healthy due to both the apples and the oats.

It is super simple and fast as well. It bakes in about half an hour. Which is great because when I finally got around to making this one I had a small, small window such that I had to leave the house to take a final about 40 minutes after I put it in the oven.

I forget what else we were doing that day. I think I was playing chauffeuror Mom Taxi which I don’t do religiously anymore. My evening final was on one of the daughters school days where in which she attends for a few hours in the afternoon.

Piled on top of that I had a morning class. It just made for busy days our schedules this quarter. That mixed with the cold spells here and there made the warm spiced comfort food delight that much more delish'.

Grab a large baking dish 9x12 or so will do. I like mine thin but you can get more of a deep dish effect by using a smaller pan. 
4 Cups of sliced apples (Approximately 4)
3/4 Cup packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup flour
1/2 Cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/3 Cup butter softened
3/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg 
I take one third to one half of the sugar and sprinkle it with the spices over the apples in the dish. 
Then sift the dry ingredients and cut in the butter until you have a uniform consitnencey. Sprinkle the resulting mixture fully over the apples.
Bake 350 for 25-40 minutes. Apples should be softened and the crust should cook and begin to brown and crisp just slightly. That is how you can tell it is done.

Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. I eat mine plain but people like it al a mode aka with a scoop of vanilla ice cream which could also be fun.
Living in a split level I have resorted to using the oven to heat the downstairs when the temperature really dipped. So it was nice to have the thing on and the smell of food actually coming out of it.
Most of what I eat these days can be cooked on the stove or reheated in the toaster oven. I no longer microwave but the daughter likes the ease that affords.

She has tried her hand at making pasta which came out better than average considering she had no experience and was just kind of going on a whim that day. She has however not ventured too far into baking. Cookies and cupcakes so far has been her limit.
I should see if she wants to make fudge.


  1. Nice and easy recipe, my favorite kind. Good luck on the contest.

    1. The worst part is peeling and then slicing and then rinsing the apples. After that it's a breeze. hahahaha Thanks for your help!

  2. I wish you luck in the contest. This is one of my favorite desserts. Thanks for sharing! :-)