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!

old fashion apple crisp

This old fashion apple crisp is one of my families all-time favorites!  It’s simple, easy and fail proof!

Step by Step Instructions:

old fashion apple crisp

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.

old fashion apple crisp

Wash, peel, and thinly slice 6 Granny Smith apples.

old fashion apple crisp

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.

old fashion apple crisp

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.

old fashion apple crisp

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.)

old fashion apple crisp

Using a pastry blender mix everything together until it is crumb like.

old fashion apple crisp

Pour mixture over your sliced apples.

ovem temp

Place your dish in the oven and set the timer for 30 minutes.

what's for supper

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 finally Found Heavy Duty Clothespins

I even had time to hang a load of clothes using the best clothespins ever!

Kevin’s Quality Handmade Clothespins

bobbi angus heifer

While I was outside I took the apple peels up to the pasture for a treat for the cows.

old fashion apple crisp
I got back in the house just in time to take the apple crisp from the oven.  My house smelled heavenly!

old fashion apple crisp

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!

 

Old Fashion Apple Crisp
Serves 8
Straight from my Grandmother's Recipe Box
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 large Granny Smith apples
  2. 1 cup quick oats
  3. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 1/2 cup flour
  5. 1/2 cup butter
  6. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Peel and thinly slice apples and place in a 8"x8" or 11"x7" ovenproof dish.
  2. Add all ingredients to a separate bowl.
  3. Using a pastry blender combine until mixture is crumb like and pour over sliced apples.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.
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