My husband loves just about anything made with apples – apple pie, apple crisp. apple tart, apple fries (I’ve never made them but we ordered them once – oh boy were they good). One of the biggest losses in our family was the death of my maternal grandmother. She lived to be 99 and left us five years ago. One of her trademark dishes was her apple pie. My husband loved my grandmother and he dearly loved her pie. Although I have her recipe, I haven’t made it since her death. I really need to – I’m not sure what is stopping me. Until then, my husband is going to have to settle for apple crisp.
- 4 cups sliced apples, peel and cored (about 4 medium, tart ones are best)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pre-heat oven to 375.
Arrange the apples in 8 x 8 x2 baking dish. Mix together the remaining ingredients until they form course crumbs, making sure not to mix the butter in too well. Sprinkle over the apples.
Bake until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender, about 30 minutes.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream.
You can use half or all pears or firm but sweet peaches. The apples also taste great with the addition of 1/2 cup dried cranberries. If you would prefer nuts in the topping drop ¼ cup of the oats and add ¼ cup of chopped pecans instead.