Straight from my Grandmother’s Recipe Box
Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than the smell of something baking in the oven! As hubby was outside mowing fields I spent the day in the kitchen filling my house with a yummy warm cinnamon and apple smell. I had the windows open and could hear the chickens peeping, the pigs snorting and an occasional moo from the cows. The butterflies were dancing from zinnia to zinnia in my flower garden drinking up the last of the nectar before frost took them away until next year. It was a picture perfect fall day!
This old fashion apple crisp is one of my families all-time favorites! It’s simple, easy and fail proof!
Step by Step Instructions:
Aren’t green apples pretty? I always use tart apples in this recipe. The sour apples pair nicely with the sweetness of the brown sugar and cinnamon.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Wash, peel, and thinly slice 6 Granny Smith apples.
Add your sliced apples to a 8″x8″ or 11″x7″ oven proof dish.
Don’t forget to add your apple peels to your compost pile or on our farm they get fed to the pigs or as treats to the cows.
Measure out: 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 cup quick oats, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, and cut in little pieces 1/2 cup of butter.
Add all ingredients to your favorite bowl. (My favorite bowls are a set of Hobnail Mixing Bowls my hubby got me last year for Christmas.)
Using a pastry blender mix everything together until it is crumb like.
Pour mixture over your sliced apples.
Place your dish in the oven and set the timer for 30 minutes.
While my apple crisp was baking I had time to finish my coffee and look for something to make for dinner. The first cookbook I always grab is my all-time favorite Mennonite Community Cookbook. The recipes are all made with things I normally stock in my pantry and are good wholesome old-fashion recipes.
I even had time to hang a load of clothes using the best clothespins ever!
While I was outside I took the apple peels up to the pasture for a treat for the cows.
We skipped lunch and choose to have warm old-fashioned apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce. No better way to spend a cool fall farm day!
- 6 large Granny Smith apples
- 1 cup quick oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Peel and thinly slice apples and place in a 8"x8" or 11"x7" ovenproof dish.
- Add all ingredients to a separate bowl.
- Using a pastry blender combine until mixture is crumb like and pour over sliced apples.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.
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