First I want to tell you all that I am having a hard time writing this post because I can’t stop looking out the window. It started snowing outside! I better get used to it, otherwise I’ll have a very unproductive season.
Just last weekend, Karl came to visit me. Since he lived in New England for seven years, I decided apple picking had to be on our agenda for the weekend. We had the best time sampling the different varieties, searching for flawless fruit, and stuffing our faces with apple cider donuts. We returned home with a peck of apples and satisfied stomachs. I had been enjoying an apple a day, and up until recently, there were still so many left. I knew a baked good was in order…
Some argue that the formula for happiness is reality over expectations(H=R/E). I am going to contest that. I think that the best formula for happiness is crispy topping over soft baked apples (see below for an image of the formula). I am talking about good ol’ fashion apple crisp. There’s no denying that the soft apples and the crispy topping are soulmates. This recipe couldn’t get any easier. I think the hardest step is waiting for it to finish baking in the oven.
I plan on having this for breakfast all week long. Perhaps, in the evenings too, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! If you are looking for a delicious and simple fall dessert for your Thanksgiving menu, you should definitely make this apple crisp. I’ll use any excuse to make this again.
- 5 pounds tart apples, peeled and diced
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup dark brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup ( 2 sticks) chilled butter, diced
- vanilla ice cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees and grease a 9x13" baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine the apples, granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Pour into the baking dish, then set aside.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, salt, oatmeal, and butter. With an electric mixer, mix on medium-low speed for 5 minutes, until the butter forms pea size lumps. Spread the topping mixture over the apples.
- Bake for 1 hour, then serve warm with ice cream.