It has been a busy, long work week, so I decided to make something comforting — warm apple crisp. This is my mother’s recipe, and it’s simple, but so delicious and satisfying. It’s not exactly healthy, but sometimes when you’re having a tiring week, you need some food loving. This is the perfect dish just for that occasion; it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, and it’s easy to whip up on a moment’s notice. Also, if you have apples that are starting to go soft, this is a perfect way to use them up. You can eat this cold, but I love to eat it warm, right out of the oven. A dollop of yogurt, whip cream, or vanilla ice cream makes it even better. Enjoy!
What are some of your favorite comfort foods?
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
- 6 cups peeled and sliced apples, like McIntosh
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple sugar (optional)
- 3 tbsp water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix oats, flour, and sugar in a large bowl.
- With a pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into oat mix until crumbly.
- In another bowl, peel and roughly slice the apples.
- Add sugar, cinnamon, maple sugar, and water and mix.
- Coat a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray.
- Distribute apples on the bottom of the pan.
- Sprinkle crumb topping generously over.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve warm with yogurt or vanilla ice cream