One of our favorite activities in the fall is going apple picking with the wee ones. The changing of the leaves, hayrides and the girls fresh eyes and excitement brings back childhood memories and solidifies why my husband and I decided to start our family.
After we get a bushel of apples and maybe a pumpkin or two, we come home... and after everyone has (hopefully) taken a bit of a nap - we make our first fall crisp. I love crisps because they are so easy and absolutely delicious. And I'll admit it freely and willingly - I'm pretty sure I do not possess the mad skills to pull off a homemade apple pie from scratch....
So here's our family's recipe that has become a familiar treat and is forming into a tasty little tradition!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 3 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples
- 1/2 sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter/spray an 8-inch square pan.
- In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour and butter. Mix until crumbly. Place half of crumb mixture in pan. Spread the apples evenly over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and top with remaining crumb mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.