Since I'm stuck inside, I decided I should use the time to clean out the fridge. I found an abundance of apples taking up a lot of space in the veggie drawer. What to do with all these apples? Pie, applesauce, apple cake, or wait, I know, Apple Crisp!
If you are like me, you detest peeling apples. In my younger years, I remember peeling apples and trying to peel the entire apple in one long strip of peel. I came so close so many times, but usually managed to cut the peel too narrow and it would break. Even today when I use a paring knife for peeling, I still find myself trying to win at this game!
About a year or so ago, I found this Apple Peeling Machine at the local Tuesday Morning's for a discounted $4.99. I'm here to tell you, it was the best $5 I have spent on a kitchen gadget in a long time and I have a lot of kitchen gadgets! It makes peeling apples easy fun! I will never peel apples with a paring knife again.
My recipe card for Apple Crisp has yellowed over the years, the printing has faded and it is smudged from frequent use. It is a basic recipe, nothing fancy. I decided to jazz mine up a bit using some dried cranberries and walnuts that I had in my pantry. I have included the quantities I used and noted the ingredients as optional.
Heat up the kitchen and create some comforting warmth and make your whole house smell amazing!
8 cups of sliced baking apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2/3 cup of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional)
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
3/4 cup oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 (or similar size) baking dish with non-stick coating.
- Mix all items listed in the ingredients list until well coated and fill the baking pan.
- Combine the topping ingredients and mix until crumbly.
- Spread evenly over the top of the apple mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
|Golden from the Oven|