Or at least almost.
We’ve got about 5 days to wait before it’s official.
In the mean time, I feel it’s about time we get started with some fall baking.. Or at least practice up for it! We’ve got a gathering going on here at the end of the month, so I’m in the food and décor mood right now.. I’m thinking some mums, pumpkins, and maybe even some corn would look good on the porch greeting people!
But after that, we’ve got to turn our attention towards the menu. Some apple cider might be in order I’m thinking… I’m sure we’ll figure it out!
But you didn’t come here to hear me ramble about décor and menus.. You came for the nitty gritty details on the crisp!
Am I right?
I thought so!
Remember that storm we had last week I shared about? (You can read about it here.) It decided to go ahead and do a little apple picking for us while it was redecorating/rearranging the furniture (in other words, the buildings and trees!)
We got most of the apples picked up off the ground and they’d been laying in the house for several days and pretty soon apple crisp was being mentioned by several people.
I’ve found a lot of fruit crisp recipes just don’t seem to have enough topping to cover them nicely, and too often they make a teeny, tiny pan of crisp. That just won’t work when most of the family loves crisp! So this recipe has a nice large amount of topping and makes a 9 x 13 inch pan full! The old-fashioned part of this recipe comes from how simple it is and basic. It doesn’t have an over done amount of additives, just the apples, topping and butter. Very quick to throw together and a hit every time!
6 1/2 cups apples, sliced or diced
4 1/2 T. sugar
1 cup quick oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
To get started, dice up your apples and place in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. They may start to turn a little brown.. But that’s okay! No worries, it doesn’t hurt them a bit.
Now grab your sugar and sprinkle it over the tops of them. You can give them a stir if you want or just leave ’em be. Whatever floats your boat!
In a bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Cut in the butter and stir together well.
Sprinkle on top of the apples and spread out evenly. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes or until top is golden and fruit is cooked through.
Please note: While the topping does taste delicious… It really isn’t a good idea to clean the bowl out – I speak from experience! Unless you plan on doing Slim in 6 later today, I would recommend not cleaning it out.
Unless you really, really want to. Even then, probably not the best of ideas. For your health, I assure you.
But on the other hand, it does taste really, really good!!
So it’s totally up to you! I leave the decision in your hands. Good luck!
Serve warm or cooled.. Maybe even with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!
- 6 1/2 cups apples, sliced or diced
- 4 1/2 T. sugar
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 t. nutmeg
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Dice up your apples and place in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
- Now grab your sugar and sprinkle it over the tops of them. You can give them a stir if you want or just leave ’em be. Whatever floats your boat!
- In a bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon. Then cut in the butter.
- Sprinkle on top of the apples and spread out evenly. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes or until top is golden and fruit is cooked through.