I made an old standby for today, Apple Crisp for Retro Recipe Saturday. I was gone most of last week, so I was trying to find an easy recipe for today. This is a friend's family recipe that was passed down from her mom to her and then to the next generation which is where I fit. I think this recipe is at least 70 years old, if not older. They were from Leadville, Colorado and raised sheep, so this is one of those recipes that a city girl like me, fell in love with. It is a basic, homey recipe that is great for the fall. Especially with the plethora of fresh apples available right now.
So now, today's recipe Apple Crisp for Retro Recipe Saturday. Have fun cooking.
For Apple Part:
10 medium granny smith apples cored, peeled, and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 TB cornstarch
3/4 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cup oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour ( next time I might try to substitute almond meal )
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nugmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a nonstick spray in a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Put your peeled, cored, and sliced apples into a large bowl. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch and mix well, so that apples are well coated.
Spread in the bottom of your casserole dish. Set aside.
In another bowl add your softened butter, oats, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well.
Put on top of your apple mixture. I do it with my hands, and drop it on as evenly as possible. I normally put it up to about a 1/2 inch from the edge of the pan. I am not precise. It is a pretty rustic dessert.
Bake for 45 minutes
This can be served hot or cold, and it can be served immediately or later when you are ready.
Serves 12 to 16
I hope that you like this recipe. It seemed fitting for fall. I would love to hear any comments that you have.