Eat it. The fork told you to. And you know you want to.
I think I might have shocked a few of you with yesterday’s post. So today we’re heading back to basics with an easy dessert to prepare for the family. Every good Canadian probably has a recipe for apple crisp stored somewhere at the bottom of their recipe box, and its one my family always comes back to.
Mom’s recipe is classic- just 6 ingredients: apples, flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. All wholesome, melt-in-your-mouth ingredients.
Its simple enough for beginners, but beautiful enough to serve for a crowd. Its one-dish-delicious. Its one of those recipes that you can make over and over again, and it never gets old.
Make it early in the day, cook it, refrigerate, and heat up just before serving. Or just have it cold. I honestly couldn’t tell you which is better. Because I secretly ate it for breakfast the next morning.
With or without ice cream, its a soft and crunchy miracle.
Mom’s Apple Crisp
Serves: 6 hungry monkeys or 8 “just-a-taste“-ers
6 medium sized apples
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup + 1 TB butter, softened
1 tsp cinnamon
- Peel, core, and slice apples. Lay out the apples in a large casserole dish.
- Preheat oven to 375. In a medium mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and butter. Its easiest to use your hands to mix them. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the apples.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes uncovered, or until apples are soft. Serve warm or put in fridge to serve cold later. Or reheat in oven at 375, covered, for 2o minutes.
So go on, lick the bowl…