Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quick Apple Crisp


This truly is a quick recipe for when you want an apple dessert but don't have a lot of time. Only five ingredients. You can slice the apples while the butter is melting and the oven is preheating.
I wish I'd noted when I first made this, as I usually do with a recipe. It isn't even on a card. Just a post-it note. Very faded and worn, so I must have written it down quite a while ago.

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Slice 5 cups of apples into greased 7 x 11 pan. You may peel or not. (around here, all the leftover parts of the apples go into a bowl for the farm animals. I hand feed Daisy the donkey, and scatter the rest for the sheep and goat.)

Melt 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
In a bowl, mix:
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
Stir in melted butter, and sprinkle mixture over apples.
Bake around 30 minutes, until top is browned and apples are soft.

Crunchy, strong apple taste, delicious.



Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


22 comments:

  1. Mmm... yummy!!! I'd add just a pinch of cinammon :-)
    What are rolled oats?

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    1. Umm... ok... still don't know, but I guess I'll find out if I look it up on wikipedia.

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    2. The kind of oats in say, Quaker oatmeal. Not the oats in Scottish or Irish oatmeal.
      Here is a site that compares them:

      http://cleananddelicious.com/2007/12/24/steel_cut_vs_rolled_oats/

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    3. That was most helpful, Nan, thank you! Now I understand. I think I've only ever had rolled oats to use in muesli and so on.

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    4. Muesli, of course! I should have given it as an example. I wonder if we might even eat the same brand? Familia Swiss Müesli original recipe??

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  2. This sounds great! I'm definitely going to try it!

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    1. SO good to hear from you. I lost track of your blog a while back. Just added it to my sidebar list. I've missed reading your words.

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  3. All the apples I could buy down here are so tasteless. Do you have apple trees? What variety do you use when you cook? Tennessee is not big apple growing country. This state is covered with cedars that pass cedar apple rust to the apple trees. The rust which weakens the trees and kills them.

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    1. Just now the apples are all relatively local, but in the winter they come from the Pacific Northwest, and I've always found them delicious - Gala and Pink Lady particularly. I am surprised the ones in your stores aren't good. I use any kind I have in the house for cooking. This time it was a mix of McIntosh and Empire.
      I have a friend in Texas who has a terrible time with cedar pollen.

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  4. WOW...that does look "quick and easy". I had apple crisp yesterday at work and it was yummy. May have to make some.

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    1. Just don't bring it to work so you won't have to share. :<)))

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  5. I love seeing the recipe written out in your handwriting. Perfect post!

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    1. Thanks. I thought it might be fun to do. :<)

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  6. This apple crisp sounds delicious. What kind of apples do you use? I love the photo of the sheep BTW. I have so many books here at the house that I resisted the urge to check any books when I was at the library last week working on a project. It was hard to pass by all those shelves without even stopping to look, however!

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    1. I think this time it was McIntosh and Empire. Even though sometimes recipes will say which are best baking apples, I think they are all good!
      You were a strong woman! I love going into the stacks and just wandering.

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  7. Looking forward to trying your Apple Crisp recipe. I came across it while trying to research my family from Megantic County.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave a note. I'm sure you'll enjoy the crisp!

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  8. Yummmm. And these days, this is my kind of recipe! (Actually it IS the recipe I use, except I use brown sugar and some cinammon and nutmeg.)

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    1. I'm sure those are terrific additions!!

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    2. I'm visiting my daughter and granddaughters in Maryland and tonight made your apple crisp for us. It was delicious! Thanks!

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