One of our favorite Fall activities is apple picking. Followed by baking all sorts of apple related treats.
The hands down favorite is apple crisp. This recipe is is one of those no-brainer recipes. It is infinitely adjustable. Serve it hot. Serve it cold. Serve it with ice cream or whipped cream. Serve it completely alone. You can add more topping if you like the crispy top or add more apples if you prefer a greater apple to crisp ratio.
My two youngest each have different preferences. My daughter only likes the apples and my 3yr old son only the topping. They each eat their own serving and then swap plates. It is way too funny, like they are some old married couple.
This recipe feeds a crowd, adjust the measurements as you see fit. You can’t mess it up. Or, make it for a party. Or better yet, make it and then call and invite my family over.
(You can also make this gluten free by using gluten free flours and oats)
To make this recipe you will need:
16 or so apples, enough to cover the bottom of your baking pan
1 cup apple juice, or sprite
1 1/2 c brown sugar
2 cup white sugar
2 cup flour
2 cup oats
4 tsp cinnamon
2 sticks melted butter
First step is to peel and slice your apples. Do you have one of these handy apple slicer corer thingies? You totally should get one. It makes the job so much easier.
See how nice the apples come out? I still have to go through with my knife and cut them in half and make sure all of the seeds and core bits are gone, but so much easier. Also, because the apples are all sliced to the same thickness they cook evenly.
Pour your apple juice or sprite over the apples and toss them around. This helps them not turn brown and gives them a little bit of moisture. If you don’t have either of these things on hand you can use water instead.
Mix all of your dry ingredients together.
Melt your butter on the stove top. Pour it into the dry ingredients and stir well.
Stir until a nice crumbly mixture forms.
Pour the topping mixture over the top of your apples and spread it around evenly. remember, not an exact science here. You just want to make sure that every bite is going to have crispy topping.
Bake uncovered in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.