crisp. crumble. whatever you call it, it's better than apple pie. of course we have a feed bag of apples from all that pickin and this recipe knocked out about six or seven apples. people get weird about what type of apple to use for baking. i'm not sure that it really matters but isn't the purpose of the cinnamony sweet topping to balance out the tartness of the apples? so yeah, choose a tart apple.
the ice cream didn't make it to the photo, but good heavens, serve it up with plain ol' vanilla.
6-8 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of salt
1. preheat oven to 375F. grease a 9x13 or 9x9 baking dish, depending on how tall you want the topping.
2. mix oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl. dice the cold butter into cubes and mix in with your fingers until it forms moist clumps.
3. mix apples, juice of 1/2 lemon, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. use less sugar if you like it tart.
4. pour apples into greased baking dash and sprinkle topping over.
5. bake for 55 minutes or until apples are tender and crisp is golden brown.
recipe adapted from hither and thither.