Now that I had 15 apples in my fridge after apple picking, I had to find something to do with them!
Last year I made apple pancakes that Jeremy really liked so he requested more of those but still had 12 apples left!
At first I wanted to make an apple pie but finally decided a nice Apple Crisp was the way to go!
I looked on allrecipes.com for some recipes and found a good one but ended up altering it a bit.
This was the original recipe:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups butter
2 quarts peeled, cored and sliced apples
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Cut butter into mixture until crumbly.
Take half of the mixture and pat it into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Cover crumb mixture with apple slices, then sprinkle apple slices with remaining crumb mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until apples are tender.
Instead of 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, I did 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar and decreased the butter to only 1 cup because sheesh that's alot of butter!!
I decided to make these on Thursday night and brought them in to work on Friday. I didn't start peeling the apples til about 8:00pm and good grief it took longer than I had planned! Peeling, coring and slicing apples takes a while! The rest of the mixture was pretty quick to get together.
I baked it all for about 45 minutes and mmmm mmmmmm my apartment smelled all autumny and delish!!
Here are some lovely in progress shots...
A bunch of apples!
Isn't this one just picture perfect?!
Here they are all peeled and about to be cored and sliced up!!
I didn't get a picture of them sliced or the mixture but this is how lovely it looked when it came outta the oven!
I brought it into work and everybody loved it. I was slightly bummed that because it wasn't warm, we don't have an oven and I certainly can't put this metal pan in the microwave, the bottom crust was sticking to the pan. Oh Well! Everyone just scraped it up and enjoyed.
I'm really starting to enjoy baking and bringing it in for my co-workers. I don't want to keep things at home because I'll eat it all and get as big as a house and Jeremy doesn't really like sweets.
We have a Halloween party coming up at work so I want to bake something new...maybe a Pumpkin Roll??