So you've just arrived home from the apple orchard and are wondering how you will ever eat all those apples. This is a wonderful recipe you can use that is fairly simple to make and requires ingredients that you are likely to have around the house. You most likely won't have to go out and buy anything special!
Things You Will NeedFor apples: 7-8 apples (depending on size) 2/3 cup white sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/4 cup flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
For topping: 1/3 cup softened butter, 2/3 cup oats, 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Equipment: apple peeler, paring knife, cutting board, one large mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, glass pie pan or casserole dish, oven, timer
Step 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel the apples with a vegetable peeler or a paring knife. Discard the peelings. Chop the apples into pieces that are no more than 1/4 inch thick. Discard the cores. You should have about 6- 7 cups of chopped apples. If less than 6 cups are produced, then peel and chop additional apples until you reach about 6-7 cups of chopped apples.
Step 2In a large mixing bowl, combine the apples with 1/4 cup flour, 2/3 cup white sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg until the apples are are evenly coated. Spread the apples in a glass pie pan or glass casserole dish.
Step 3To make the topping, combine 1/3 cup softened butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 2/3 cup oats, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg in the same bowl you mixed the apples in. Use your hands to thoroughly mix the topping. Evenly sprinkle the topping over the apples.
Step 4Place the apple crisp in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the apples are bubbly and the topping is browned. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minute before serving. Do not forget to turn off the oven.
This is a fairly easy recipe to make and the whole family can get involved. Make sure care is used when peeling and chopping the apples, especially if a paring knife is used. Delegate this task to an adult. Only use a paring knife to peel the apples if you are experienced with it. Otherwise use the vegetable peeler to peel the apples.
Tips & WarningsOnly bake the apple crisp in a glass pan, otherwise the acid in the apples may react with the metal in a metal pan and create a bad taste or discoloration.
Be careful when using the knife to chop and/or peel the apples.
Be careful when removing the hot pie pan from the oven.