Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Near the end of my fathers life he spent quite a bit of time in the hospital. I don’t think he liked much of the food. His nutritionist told me the one thing he really enjoyed was Apple Crisp, but that the hospital only served it once or twice a week. After speaking to dad I found out he liked the crisp more then the apple. I went back to my kitchen and started tweaking and came up with this recipe, one that has a little more crisp.
I brought this yummy dessert to the hospital a number of times over the next few months. This recipe will always hold a special place in my heart.
5 cups cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
2 Tbs. sugar
3/4 cup regular rolled oats
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter
vanilla ice cream (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Place sliced apples in a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle 2 Tbs. sugar over apples; mix to combine.
3. For topping, in a medium-bowl combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs. Sprinkle topping over fruit.
4. Bake in a 375°F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden.
In my opinion, the only way to serve this Apple Crisp is warm with vanilla ice cream.