Old fashioned apple crisp is a delicious, classic dessert that isn’t just for fall. On a cool winter day the aroma of cinnamon and apples baking in the oven is the perfect cozy and comforting treat to look forward to. Plus it’s easier to make than pie! Serve warm and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
7 - 8 apples, peeled and cut into chunks or thick slices (Gala, Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious work well)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
½ - ¾ cup packed brown sugar (more for tart apples)
1 cup old fashioned oats (not quick oats)
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375° F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, 1tsp cinnamon, salt and cold butter.
Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut the butter into the oat mixture until coarse. Then use your hands to blend and squeeze until large chunks form.
Place oat mixture in freezer while you prepare the apples.
Peel apples and cut into pieces, periodically sprinkling with lemon juice to prevent browning.
Toss with granulated sugar and remaining ¾ tsp cinnamon.
Butter a 9 x 13 glass or ceramic dish and pour in the apples.
Top with the oat crumble topping.
Bake 45 - 55 minutes or until apples are bubbling and topping is golden brown.
Allow to cool slightly and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.