Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bare Bones Meals - Apple Crisp

I grew up in Michigan... the best apple country in the world. An orchard was just across the fenceline from my parents' farm, and wild seedlings grew on our land. During harvest time, apple crisp and pie was a regular on the supper table, and we drank cider by the gallon.

Oh, for those wonderful days..

Now apples are a couple of bucks a pound -- if you're lucky. But every now and then, they're marked down or on clearance, or you'll stumble across a tree, loaded with fruit. Then you can make a crispy, crunchety apple crisp for yourself.


5-8 apples (bruised or marred are fine)
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown or white sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
dash salt

Peel, core and slice the apples into a pie pan or 9" square pan. Mix the rest -- it will only take a minute or two -- and arrange on top.
     Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min., or until the topping is beginning to brown. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream for a special treat. Serves 4.

Or make another version of Apple Crisp - you'll find it here at

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