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Apple Crisp

Quick and simple apple crisp with a sweetened oatmeal topping.

Morsels of Life - Apple Crisp - Quick and simple apple crisp with a sweetened oatmeal topping.

It's time for Secret Recipe Club again! Each month, we're assigned another blogger to select a recipe from. This month, I got Secrets from the Cookie Princess. Initially, I was a bit nervous since we don't usually make or eat cookies. However, looking through the recipe selection, I saw things like chicken corn chili, lemon bars, and one of the few cookies we do eat, Oreos. Ultimately, I chose to make the apple crisp. Overall, we liked the flavors of the crisp. I used a Pink Lady and a Granny Smith apple since we like those flavors. If I make this Apple Crisp again, I'd definitely chop the apples much smaller and make a lot more topping. (Changes reflected in the materials chart but not images.) Chopping the apples into smaller pieces allows for more appley goodness in every bite. I used a bit more than half the topping called for when I made a third of the actual filling, and both James and I wanted significantly more crust. Even using a third of the apples called for in the original recipe, we had enough apples for two 8 x 5 inch baking containers. I think it would all fit into one with smaller apple pieces. However, since I had enough for two, I decided to try both the methods mentioned and see if we could compare Colleen's experiences with baking and microwaving, and I have to say, we definitely liked the crispy baked edges better. :)

How do you like to serve your apple crisp? We like hot and fresh out of the oven, sometimes with some ice cream.


Morsels of Life - Apple Crisp - Quick and simple apple crisp with a sweetened oatmeal topping.

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Quick and simple apple crisp with a sweetened oatmeal topping.

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Yield: 4 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
511 grams 18 ounces 2 apples, chopped I used a Pink Lady and a Granny Smith. I sliced each apple into 20 slices, but I would recommend actually chopping them up.
60 grams 1/2 cup flour
42 grams 1.5 ounces 1/4 cup brown sugar
40 grams 1.5 ounces 1/2 cup oatmeal
1/8 cup butter, at ambient temperature
3 grams 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Apple Crisp Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Apple Crisp Step 2 - Sprinkle cinnamon over apples and shake to cover all surfaces. I'd recommend chopping the apples instead of using slices as shown. 2. Sprinkle cinnamon over apples and shake to cover all surfaces. I'd recommend chopping the apples instead of using slices as shown.
Morsels of Life - Apple Crisp Step 3 - Mash together flour, brown sugar, oatmeal, and butter. I just used a fork. 3. Mash together flour, brown sugar, oatmeal, and butter. I just used a fork.
Morsels of Life - Apple Crisp Step 4 - Layer apples and then topping in a baking container. Bake at 350F for approximately 20 minutes or microwave approximately 10 minutes. 4. Layer apples and then topping in a baking container. Bake at 350F for approximately 20 minutes or microwave approximately 10 minutes.

Morsels of Life - Apple Crisp - Quick and simple apple crisp with a sweetened oatmeal topping.

30 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious, I love a good crisp!

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  2. Im all about that topping - it looks like something I could eat by the spoonful.

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  3. Apple Crisp is definitely best warm, with lots of fresh whipped cream or ice cream on top. And I agree - lots and lots of the crisp part! :)

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  4. Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts! I love it with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream with a drizzle of caramel sauce! Great SRC choice!

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  5. So glad you like this! The great microwave vs oven debate in my house is always a struggle. My husband just isnt' patient enough to wait for those crunchy bits of crust!

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  6. This looks delicious and healthy. Would make a great after school snack on a cold day!

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  7. maria @ close to homeFebruary 10, 2014

    Crisps are such great ways to use fresh fruit and they taste good in various combinations. Great SRC choice wish I had this for dessert tonight

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  8. I love apple crisp and yours looks delicious! Great choice!

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  9. Apple Crisp is one of those recipes that never gets old.

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  10. This one certainly qualifies, especially with a nice, baked, crispy topping! :)

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  11. I agree! There definitely wasn't enough topping this time around, but it's good enough to make by itself. :)

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  12. Yummy! We definitely like it warm here. Whipped cream sounds nice too, and can't forget lots of crisp. :)

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  13. ooh - the caramel drizzle sounds delightful!

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  14. I LOVE your step-by-step photos. And what a great recipe! I will have to see how many apples I have in my fruit bowl tonight. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

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  15. I guess you'll just have to leave him to his microwaved version and you get the tasty crispy version! :P I wonder if it would get more crispy in the microwave if you microwaved just the crispy part and then sprinkled it on top. Or maybe just baking the crispy part might make it faster?

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  16. Definitely! I'm thinking I'll give it another try with these snow days we have coming up! Great way to sneak fruit into kid's mouths too. :)

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  17. It's not too late to make it yourself! :) I like using different kinds of apples since it adds some additional flavors. :)

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  18. It tasted delicious too! :)

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  19. Definitely not! :) So many flavor variations and tastiness. :)

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  20. A perfect dessert, love all things apple.

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  21. This dessert's definitely full of appley goodness. :)

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  22. I'm thinking about making this recipe again too! :) Glad you like the step by step - sometimes I wonder if they're actually helpful. :)

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  23. A favorite classic, apple crisp blends tender, appley goodness with the irresistible crunch of a baked topping. SO good!

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  24. Definitely! Especially like the crispy topping. :)

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  25. What an easy thing to make. This is one of my favourite ways to use apples in the fall.

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  26. Certainly a tasty way too! :)

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  27. maria @ close tohomeFebruary 22, 2014

    What a yummy recipe, love this especially in the fall but apples are available all year long. Thanks for linking up to Friday frenzy this week Can't wait to see what you bring along again next week.

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  28. I love apple crisp, so much easier than making a pie for me. I get my yummy apple treat but don't have to worry about pie dough.
    I would love if you could stop by and share on my weekly recipe linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen. I am always looking for new recipes to Pin and to try with my children.

    Have a great day!

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  29. They certainly are! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  30. I definitely agree! Tasty treat without the troubles of a bottom crust. :)

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