But we also did some apple print painting (can you tell I used to be a teacher?!?)
And we even made some caramel apple slices**
So, with apples everywhere, I got the hankering for a fall classic dessert. It had been a few years since I had made an apple crisp, but remembered my recipe being a pretty good one. And after looking at the ingredients and such, I determined that it really was pretty healthy, at least for a dessert (and before you drown it in ice cream/caramel sauce as I, of course, did). So I picked up a few more apples at the grocery store, and when Colton's teachers reported that he had a good day (we've been having a "nice hands" problem recently!), I decided to go for it.
I'll be honest with you...slicing all those freaking apples sucked...I hate the peeling/coring/slicing process...and I have two wounded fingers to prove it ("haste makes waste" as my father would say). BUT, once that part was over, the rest of the assembly process was a breeze, and as I remembered, the end result was delicious...especially after drowning in the aforementioned vanilla ice cream/caramel sauce.
- 3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Fill 8x8 baking dish with sliced apples. Sprinkle apples with cinnamon-sugar mixture and pour water over top.
3. Combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and melted butter in small bowl. Sprinkle over the apples.
4. Bake 45 minutes.