For our dinner at Dunes beach (previous post) I had prepared an apple crisp to bring as a dessert. It was really easy and quick to put together and I had all the ingedients at home. While the crisp was baking in the oven (it made the house smell so good!), I packed the van with some other dinner items and jackets, always jackets when you’re going to the coast. I brought the baked crisp with us in the campervan covered in foil, on top of a towel (secured in the microwave, of course).
At Dunes Beach as we were partaking in our dessert appetizers, Easter chocolates, the park ranger came and notified us that the park was closing and he was locking the gates. It was all hands on deck getting our food packed up and the van ready to travel. So, the poor apple crisp never got its day in the sun… or sunset more like. Until a few hours later when I was cleaning up and putting food away at home, I took a little bite. Big mistake! The little bite turned into shoveling. I finally gave up and put some in a bowl, heated it up in the microwave and topped it with some whipped cream. I’m usually good about not eating late at night, but this crisp was good, really good. Warm soft apples, crisp buttery topping with a hint of cinnamon, and cold whipped cream all together in one bite… Oh man! You’ve got to try this!
- 4 medium apples, diced in about 1/4″ pieces
- squeeze of lemon
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats, like Quaker Oats old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick), cut in 1/2″ pieces
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Spread apples in greased pan (I used a 2 quart casserole dish, but an 8″x8″ pan works also), lightly squeeze lemon on top of apples and mix gently until apples are coated.
- Combine ingredients for topping together in one bowl and mix with pastry cutter (and then hands if necessary) to break up any large pieces of butter.
- Place topping mixture on top of the diced apples.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
Enjoy warm, topped with ice cream or whipped cream.