In case you missed it, we have moved to a new acreage! We have 5 acres that includes a pond, 2 peach trees, and 3 apple trees! Yes, 3! And the best part is they are fully mature apple trees. We have one Delicious tree, One Jonathan, and one Gala tree. The Delicious apples didn’t look so hot by the time we moved in so we haven’t been using those. But I made sure to pick a box each of the Gala and the Jonathan apples. I don’t know why I picked this many. I honestly don’t have time to do anything with them. I thought about canning some for an apple pie filler and giving them as Christmas gifts.
Last week I decided I was going to make a dessert for dinner. I had plenty of apples and I had a friend who the week prior made a peach crisp so I decided to make an apple crisp. I have never made one before so I was trying to figure that part out. Looked over a bunch of recipes, checked out my ingredients and then just made one. It was easier then I thought it would be. Now then one I am making didn’t use very many apples. I am thinking next time- I am going to use a lot more of them. I like a thick apple crisp but I wanted to share with you my beginner’s recipe. I am sure over time I will work on perfecting this as I do with all my recipes but this is a good start if you have never made one before. I recommended using one bowl for this. By doing that you will be adding some of the cinnamon apple flavor to the crumbly top mixture! Not to mention it makes for an easier clean up.
What you need:
- 5-6 medium apples (or 10 sm)
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill brand)
- 1/3 cup flour (To make GF use a GF brand such as Betty Crocker Rice flour Blend)
- 4 tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 350
First you will want to peel, core and slice apples. As you are prepping them put them in a bowl with cold water and lemon juice. This will keep them from browning. Once you are done drain the apples. Add sugar and cinnamon, toss to coat well. Pour into a greased 8X8 pan.
In the same bowl that you used on your apple mix Brown Sugar, Oats and Flour until well blended. Cut in the 4 tbsp of butter either by hand or with a fork (I find by hand is easier). Place evenly on top of the apples in the pan.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the top is crisp and the apples are tender. Let cool for 30 minutes.
This made just enough for our family of 4 as there was non left over that night. I can not wait to make this again!
Now what else can I make with the apples?