Easy Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Crumb Topping
A buttery crisp oatmeal topping is what makes a truly great apple crisp. Flavourful apples are important, of course, but I think the texture of the topping is what it's all about.
As with most families, Thanksgiving is a time to gather for a feast. For many years now we have celebrated Thanksgiving up at our cottage, potluck style, with everyone contributing part of the meal.
Easy Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Crumb ToppingServes 4-6
- 6-8 apples, peeled and sliced
- ¼-1/2 cup sugar (depending how tart your apples are)
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. butter for dabbing
- 1 cup wholegrain flour (I use stoneground whole spelt)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- For the filling: Place the apples in a medium casserole dish. Toss with the sugar, squeeze a little lemon juice over, sprinkle with cinnamon and dab with the butter.
- For the topping: Combine the flour, rolled oats and brown sugar. Add butter and mix into a crumble with your fingers or a fork. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the apples.
- Bake at 375 F for 35-45 minutes, until apples are soft.
- Serve hot or warm.
Choose local, organic apples for your apple crisp. Year after year apples top the list of the "dirty dozen" - the produce with the highest pesticide residue.
Choose stoneground wholegrain flour when possible. It adds so much flavour to your baked goods and won't feel heavy in a dish like this.