Apple Crisp – How Easy is That?
When you are looking for something simple to make for a dessert, it doesn’t get any easier than Apple Crisp. When fall gets here and the temperature begins to drop you can warm up your kitchen and make the whole house smell wonderful with an apples crisp. It is easy and by not peeling the apples it saves you lots of time. You can use this same recipe to make a peach or pear crisp as well. Add a scoop of local or Michigan vanilla ice cream to dress this dessert up.
This is a family favorite at our house and I can make it up in less than an hour when we get invited over to a friend’s for dinner.
Start with 8-10 Michigan apples. I like a tart apple like a granny smith but have used many different kinds of apples like northern spys and macintosh – and you can even mix the varieties in this dessert too for awesome flavor. This dessert is great if your apples are starting to turn a little soft too.
Wash 8-10 apples and dry. Quarter the apples and cut out the core. Slice apples into thin slices. Toss with 2 tablespoons flour and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour into an 8X8 baking dish that has been sprayed or oiled.
For the Crumb topping: Mix ¾ cup of oatmeal, ¼ cup of flour, ½ cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ tsp salt and cut in with a pastry blender or fork – 4 tablespoons butter and mix until it looks like coarse crumbs. I like to add walnuts or pecans. I added pecans after I had worked in the butter.
Pour on top of apples and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!