Fall is one of my favorite times of the year! Every year, Zach and I go to an apple orchard with some close friends to pick apples and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. We also go to a pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins to finish our fall decorating for the season. This year, the weather was perfect, we all wore our favorite flannel shirts and enjoyed apple cider donuts, fudge, and other goodies from the orchard. After taking mountains of pictures, and finding our perfect apples and pumpkins, one of my favorite fall adventures was concluded.
We always end up with a large number of delicious apples, and making applesauce and apple crisp are two of the easiest ways to utilize them — both are such sweet treats for the fall season! I have included my apple crisp recipe below. I hope you enjoy this perfect fall treat as much as I do:
For the Crisp Topping:
- ¾ cup of old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- ¼ cup of white sugar
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
- 4 tablespoons of cold butter
For the Apple Filling:
- 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice.
- 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup flour
- ¾ cup of white sugar
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350° degrees and lightly spray an 8 x 8 baking dish.
Step Two: Make the crisp topping and stir until crumbly. Set aside.
Step Three: Place the sliced apples into a large bowl and drizzle with lemon juice. Toss until well-coated.
Step Four: In a small bowl, add the flour, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir until combined. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the apples and toss until the apples are coated. Step Five: Layer the apples into the baking dish. Place the crumbly topping on top!
Step Six: Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy with ice cream on top!
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