My family loves almost all apple desserts, but Apple Crisp is an absolute favorite around here! It's easy to make and foolproof...it comes out crispy on the top and juicy and flavorful underneath! Like most of my dessert recipes, this one is from my husbands' side of the family -- I got this from a special aunt and a good friend. I have made only 2 minor adjustments to her original recipe over the years. Be sure to have some vanilla ice cream to put on top!
We prefer this recipe made with Granny Smith apples, but any firm, tart baking apple will work.
Ann's Apple Crisp
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
First prepare your apples:
4 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup water
1 T. lemon juice
Layer your apples in a 1 - 2 qt. dish and sprinkle them with the salt and sugar. Pour the water and juice over all.
Next, the Topping:
3/4 cup flour
1 T. oatmeal
1 c. sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
Mix together your dry ingredients and cut in the butter with pastry blender, 2 knives or your hands, which ever way you like! The mixture should be course and well mixed, with pieces about the size of peas.
Sprinkle the topping over the apples, and bake for 40 minutes, uncovered. Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.