Ah, fall… I love you.
My favorite Season of the year… also the peak harvest time of my favorite fruit to eat – apples!
I have been enjoying some really, really good apples this year.
My “connection” who lives in the foothills of North Georgia has been supplying me with a regular dose of freshly picked apples almost every week since September.
I am in heaven. I have been eating two or three apples a day. They satisfy the sweet tooth, the need for something crunchy, and they fill me up when I’m feeling snackish. Perfect.
Not to mention they are super delicious.
And when I have a few more than I know what to do with (which rarely happens) then I make this – my favorite fall dessert – Apple Crisp.
The kids even love it. Super easy, super quick to put together. Kind of like that cobbler recipe I shared earlier this year, except a little more “fall-ish” in flavor and texture. But I bet you could use this same basic recipe with some stone fruits – peaches, plums, nectarines – and have a yummy dessert, too.
So, here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try. I based mine off of this recipe but it was (I thought) way too big for a weeknight dessert so I cut it down some and ad-libbed my ingredients a bit.
Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 50 Min
Total Time: 1 Hr
5 cups apples peeled, cored & sliced
(the thicker you slice them the more apple “bite” you will have in your crisp – less mush)
1⁄2 cup sugar (I used granulated honey, but regular sugar is fine, too)
2 tsp flour (all-purpose)
1 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 cup quick-cooking oats
1⁄2 cup all purpose flour
1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
1⁄4 tsp baking powder
1⁄4 tsp baking soda
1⁄4 cup butter cut into pieces
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place your sliced apples in a greased casserole dish (I used 9×5 dish).
- In a small bowl, mix 2 tsp flour, sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over apples.
- In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, cutting the butter into the mixture until it is incorporated and mixture resembles a coarse blend.
- Crumble evenly over apples.
- Bake at 350 for 45 –50 minutes or until top is brown and crispy.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and a caramel drizzle (I used caramel ice cream topping) and you will be the hit of the family!