From orchard to table: Bite into warm apple crisp. A taste of fall is just a recipe away.
Grab those bruised apples or your proudest orchard picks and turn them into a delectable fall treat. This old-fashioned apple crisp contains less butter and sugar, making it a lighter version of your grandmother’s traditional recipe.
- 4 cups apples, peeled and diced
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup white or brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, cold (cut into chunks)
- ¼ cup dried fruit (optional)
- ¼ cup chopped nuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Spray the bottom of an 8-inch round or square pan with cooking spray.
- Spread diced apples on the bottom of the pan.
- In a large bowl, add sugar and cut in butter using a pastry cutter or fork. Stir in the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add dried fruit or nuts, if desired.
- Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over apples.
- Bake, uncovered, for about 25 minutes or until topping is golden and fruit is bubbly. Serve warm.
Lindsay MacNab, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian, health nut and deep dish pizza addict from the wonderful windy city of Chicago. A 2015-2016 dietetic intern at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Lindsay was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Diet & Exercise from Iowa State University.