Monday, October 7, 2013

The Best Apple Crisp

It's autumn!  I love this time of year.  The beautiful changing leaves, the crisp cool air, the cider mills and apple picking.  Fall never seems to last long enough.  One of my favorite treats to make in the fall--okay, really anytime of the year--is apple crisp because 1. it's delicious, 2. it's simple to make, 3. it's fairly healthy, 4. I think it's okay to eat the leftovers for breakfast because it has apples and oatmeal in it.

My daughter shares my love of apple crisp.  Last year when she was in first grade the students wrote a poem about what they love about their mom's for a mother's day gift.  I thought it was so sweet that the second thing she listed was, "I love when my mom bakes apple crisp."

Personally I think a big bowl of apple crisp covered in a scoop of vanilla ice cream is just about one of the most heavenly things a person can possibly eat.  Yum!

The Best Apple Crisp

5-6 medium Granny Smith or Pink Lady apples
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 - 3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour of choice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup grass-fed butter, slightly softened.

1. Peel and slice apples.  Arrange in a 9x9 dish.  

2. In a mixing bowl combine oatmeal, sugar, flour, and cinnamon.  Cut in butter.  Mix in kitchen aid or other mixer until well combined but still crumbly.

3. Sprinkle oatmeal mixture over apples.  Use your hands to pat mixture down over apples.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.  Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.



  1. Mmm... I love apple crisp too! I think I'll make some this weekend!

  2. This looks so good!
    I have a giveaway going on and today is the last day to enter, would love for you to check it out!

  3. Visiting from Suppers, Youngans , & Thangs, looking for recipes for apples. My step-dad gave me two boxes today. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I loooove apple crisp and can't wait to try your recipe! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:

  5. Simple and great ingredients. This is awesome. Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  6. I made this yesterday and it was great!! Thanks for all the recipes. What brand of ice cream do you like?

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    2. Alicia-
      I've always liked Breyers vanilla bean ice cream but unfortunately I recently discovered that the milk they use in their ice cream contains rbst. It was a very sad day! I'm really working hard to avoid all GMOs (the rbst hormone is genetically modified) which sometimes seems impossible. I hate to sound like a food snob but I've been buying organic ice cream lately to avoid GMOs--and with the higher price of ice cream we eat a lot less (sniff).


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