It’s our first apple recipe of the year! Our apple season has started, and our tart summer varieties are delicious! They are great for eating, and amazing for cooking! Whether you like to make applesauce or bake pies, these summer varieties are for you! This week, we are sharing our famous apple crisp recipe. It is so easy to make, and is the perfect dessert for a summer evening. It can also easily be a gluten free and dairy free dessert – you just need to swap out the flour for a gluten free flour of your choice, and replace the butter with coconut oil. We hope you enjoy! P.S. Want to know the secret to having the best apple dessert? Use more than one apple variety! You will have so much more apple flavour when you mix it up!
8-10 medium sized apples (use a mix of at least 2 apple varieties)
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
White sugar and cinnamon (optional)
Preheat the oven to 325-350 F. Start by making your topping. In a bowl, combine the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar and butter. Mix until everything is incorporated and the topping crumbles nicely between your fingers. Next, peel and slice the apples thinly. Place the apples in an 8″ x 8″ baking dish. If you like, you can sprinkle the apples with a bit of sugar and cinnamon, but this step is optional. Now you can add the topping evenly across the top of the apples. Bake in the oven for 45 – 60 mins. Keep an eye on it so the top doesn’t get too dark. You will know it is done when you can see the apples bubbling! I prefer to cook mine at a lower temperature (325 F) for a longer time, just so the apples can have time to soften up. Let cool and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!