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Apple Crisp: Humble, Homey & Delicious

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Apple Crisp: Humble, Homey & Delicious

Oh, mares eat oats and does eat oats. And little boys eat apples. At least they do in our house. There’s almost nothing Will likes better than an apple (fruit leathers do rate just a notch above apples but it’s still pretty close.)

Apples from Stoneridge Orchard by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

After a field trip to Stone Ridge Orchard with his nursery school class last week, he’s been talking a lot about picking “the biggestest apple.” So when Saturday morning dawned all gorgeous – sunny and blustery and classically autumn, we headed back to Stone Ridge to give him another shot at that “biggestest” apple. Although I did not get a picture of it, he did pick an enormous Ida Red that was approximately the same size as his little head – it kept him happily occupied for the entire car ride home. And we picked about 15 pounds of pommes.

Basket of apples bound for the press by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2010.

I used some of them to make apple crisp, one of our family’s favorite desserts. The combination of oats, butter, apples, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and lemon juice is hard to beat. And being naturally lazy, I also appreciate how easy it is to make. A little peeling, coring and chopping takes care of the filling.

Apples for apple crisp by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

Some mixing and clumping with your fingers does for the topping.

Apple crisp topping by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

Then you plop the topping on the filling and shove it in the oven. No need to tangle with the Cuisinart or the rolling pin.

Apple crisp about to go into the oven by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

Shortly afterwards, mouth-watering smells begin to waft from the oven, filling your home with the essential aroma of comfort. And 45 minutes later you’ve got a heavenly dessert ready to serve with some ice cream.

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Eve Fox

Eve is the creator of The Garden of Eating, a blog about food--cooking it, eating it, and growing it. She has a legendary love of aprons and can often be found salivating over the fruits and veggies at one of the many farmersí markets near her home in Woodstock, NY. Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook, or follow Eve on Twitter or Pinterest.


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6:27AM PDT on Oct 20, 2014

great recipe :)

6:55AM PDT on Oct 17, 2014

Yum, yum, yum

4:56AM PDT on Oct 14, 2014

Yummy - bookmarked!

8:43AM PDT on Oct 3, 2014


8:54AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Oh nummy! And sounds so easy (my kind of cooking). Believe it could easily be adapted for one (or two) servings. Love it.

2:49AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

Thanks, maybe I will try this one.

1:27PM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

The grand kids are just loving the Honey Apple Crisp. I just hope there is some left for Grandpa amd Grammy. LOL

4:04PM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

yum!!!! will definitely have to make this, maybe this week!

8:08PM PST on Nov 25, 2011

Eve, thanx 4 printing tips. I made the dish and it's very tasty. I'll alternate the oat version with my flour streusel recipe. Thanks!

3:38PM PST on Nov 15, 2011

A lovley simple dish thankyou.

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