Friday, June 17

Oat topped spiced apple crisp

Looking for a great potluck, picnic, or barbeque dessert? Try this sensational favorite, nothing says American homecooking like an apple crisp!

This will serve 8 to 10 servings
Full Time 1 1/2 - 2 hours (include cooling time)
You will need:

8 small to medium apples
2 cup brown sugar
2 cup rolled oats, don't use quick oats
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tbsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tbsp ground cloves

Let us begin:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

To prepare the apples core, slice, and dice into pieces roughly 1/2" thick.

Place in a large bowl and mix in the white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves (just like preparing an apple pie filling)

In a second large bowl, mix brown sugar, oats, flour and butter. Mix until it crumbles, use your fingers to make this easier

I like to use a casserole pan to bake this in, it gives it a nice compact serving dish for your table but, you can use a baking dish if you would like. Which ever you choose be sure to lightly grease it

Begin by placing half of the crumble mixture on the bottom of the bakeware, do not pack down, just coat the bottom

Pour apples on top of crumble

Top with second half of crumble, it will look like too much crumble, but once you start topping it, you will notice it goes quickly. Make sure to poke it down into any large spaces between the apples

Bake on oven for 45 minutes to 1 hr, or until golden. This does take longer than most crisps due to the layering in such a high dish. If you using a baking dish, check it around 35 to 45 minutes.

Allow to sit out on counter to cool, you will see the edges bubbling up a little, wait till these stop before serving. Approx 30 minutes