Easy Apple Crisp

In just a week we have eaten all of our apples from our trip to the orchard. They are THAT good.

I'm usually making apple pie this time of year; it's one of Chris' favorite desserts and one of the only things he requests I make. He'll be getting at least one pie too, but I thought I'd try something a little different and make an apple crisp this year as well. My mom has an amazing recipe from her early baking days and I hope you love it as much as we do.  It's really easy to make, and such a tasty fall treat.

You'll need:

3-4 medium apples

3/4 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. flour

3/4 c. quick cooking oats

1/2 c. of butter

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease an 8" round or square pan with a small piece of butter.

2. Peel and slice apples into thin slices. You can place them in water to keep from browning, if desired.

3. Mix the oats, sugar, flour, and cinnamon together. Using a pastry blender (or even a fork!) mix in the butter. The mixture should be crumbly.

4. Place apples in the pan and top the apples with the crumble.

5. Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy! It's great alone or topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

For added deliciousness, have your mom make it! Ha :) It's funny how that's true isn't it? Nothing tastes quite like how mom makes it.