I went apple picking with my granddaughter and her great-grandmother, Gigi, who was visiting us last week. It is the thing to do when the leaves start turning beautiful colors and the morning air gets a little cooler. We got carried away and came home with pounds and pounds of apples. Gigi, after assessing the mountain of apples on the table, asked if I had an apple crisp recipe. In fact, I do and it’s a good one.
How to make an easy apple crisp:
- 4 to 6 apples (peeled, cored and sliced
- 8 graham cracker squares (2 ½ inches each) finely chopped (I suggest putting them in a sealable gallon plastic bag and gently smashing them with a rolling pin)
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup flour
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- ½ cup butter (melted)
Fill baking (microwave safe) dish ¾ full of sliced apples. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, oats, flour and spices. Add melted butter and mix well. (*I mix all the ingredients in the same bag as the graham cracker crumbs. Then add the melted butter to the bag and mix. It saves washing another bowl.) Spoon mixture over the sliced apples.
Microwave: Cook on High for 12-15 minutes or until apples are tender. *If your microwave doesn’t rotate automatically, then turn the dish half way through.
Oven: preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or until apples are tender.
Cool slightly. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
Makes 6-8 servings