Our apple trees are heavy with beautiful red fruit right now. Looking out the windows I am reminded of their goodness and I sit thinking of ways I can use a freshly picked apple or two. So, today I had Hubby bring me in 7 apples and I made Apple Crisp. Imagine walking outside, picking your own apples and then cooking them up right away!
Here is the recipe:
7-8 large baking apples (Macintosh or Cortland)
½ cup butter cut into tiny pieces
½ cup oats
½ cup flour
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. ground cloves
Peel and cut apples into large size slices. Place in a greased deep casserole dish. In a separate bowl mix butter, flour and oats into a crumble like mixture. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and mix well.
Mixture should be crumb like. Spread evenly over the top of the apples allowing some of the mixture to settle into the apples.
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45-60 minutes or until you see bubbles coming up from the apples. (for the last 15 minutes I covered the dish which helped to cook the apples.) The butter will melt and the crumb mixture should be nice and brown on the top. Cool slightly, serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream….