Buttery brown sugar and oat topping over sweet baked apples is a heavenly dessert year round. Topped with vanilla ice cream this is a classic dessert that's great for any occassion.
Keyword: apple crisp
4thinly sliced apples, about 6 cups worth
1/4cuplight brown sugar
1/2cupall-purpose flour (or oat flour for a gluten free recipe)
1/2cupold fashioned rolled oats
2/3cuplight brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a small baking dish with butter, 8, 9, or 10 inch pans will all work great. Place the sliced apples in the baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Toss with your hands.
Combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt for the topping in a medium-size bowl. Add the softened butter and blend with a fork, spoon, or your fingers until crumbly.
Sprinkle the topping over the apples and bake for 30-32 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!
Baking tip: If when you add the butter to the dry topping ingredients it is not soft enough to easily mix into crumbs, you can place the whole bowl (dry ingredients and butter both) in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, just long enough to soften the butter and make it easy to blend into crumbs for the topping.