One of my favorite fall memories is eating warm, easy apple crisp at the house of a dear family who let our boys go trick-or-treating on their quiet street. Our house is in the country, and trick-or-treating just doesn’t happen in our rural neighborhood. We had a neighbor girl across the street who would come over and exchange treat bags with our boys. Then both of our families would load up our vehicles and head into an actual neighborhood for the rest of the evening.
I’ve always been extremely grateful to our family friends for opening up their home to our family on Halloween, and for sharing their street with us. Their street was not too busy, so we never had to deal with crowds. Most of the families knew each other, and they were always generous with the treats. We should have gone around handing out treats to them to thank them for allowing us to borrow their neighborhood for the evening!
Afterwards, we gathered at our friends’s home to indulge in easy apple crisp. The warm deliciousness paired with ice cream is a memory I will treasure. Now their boys are grown, and so are ours. I still make the easy apple crisp recipe, which my friend generously shared with me. Maybe it will become a favorite fall memory of yours as well.
Ingredients for Easy Apple Crisp
4 cups apples
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine (I always use butter)
2/3 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Directions for Easy Apple Crisp
Peel, core and slice apples. In an 8-inch square baking dish, mix the apples with the flour and sugar.
In a medium-sized microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt the butter or margarine in the microwave. Time will vary, depending on your microwave, but I usually set mine for 45 seconds.
After the butter is melted, add the brown sugar, flour, oatmeal and cinnamon to the bowl and mix.
When the topping mixture is combined, distribute evenly over the top of the apples in the baking dish.
Bake in a 300 degree oven for 1 hour. This recipe makes 4 servings, and may be doubled for a cake-size (9 by 13 inch) baking dish. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Delicious!
One of the best things about making this easy apple crisp is the way it fills the house with a tantalizing aroma for an entire hour while it is baking. The unmistakable scent of fall fills the air. I like to assemble the ingredients as I make dinner, then bake it while we eat. Anticipation sets in and takes hold as everyone eagerly awaits this appetizing dessert.
What Are Some of Your Fall Favorites?
Do you have any favorite desserts or other recipes? What comes to mind when you think of delicious dessert dishes? I’m always intrigued to read the stories behind the recipes as well. What makes them so special? I’d love to read your recipe stories. If you’re a fan of easy recipes, you might also enjoy reading about another favorite dessert of mine, Easy Cake in a Mug.
Is Easy Apple Crisp Beckoning You?
I’m going to make it for dessert sometime soon. The sweet deliciousness is calling my name. Has this recipe made you want to rush to your nearest apple orchard? If you decide to try it, I’d love to know what you like to serve it with. Did you take it to a gathering and receive rave reviews?
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