You can’t go wrong with apple crisp! It’s almost like apple pie, but so much easier! You also can’t go wrong with a recipe from mom, and that is exactly what this recipe is.
8 cups cooking apples, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice (if apples lack tartness)
2/3 cup flour
1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/5 cups quick or regular oats
2/3 cup melted butter
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds, optional (I didn’t have any today)
1. Place apples in a greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Sprinkle with lemon juice. (Today I used gala apples and I did use the lemon juice.)
2. Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and oats. Add melted butter. Mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. (I use my hands to disperse the crumbled topping.) Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top, if using.
3. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for between 30 and 50 minutes or until apples are tender. (Apples have different baking lengths. I suggest checking with a fork at 30 minutes, and then every 10 minutes after.)
This is great served with ice cream, and it’s also good by itself. I prefer mine after it’s cool. I store this on the counter but uncovered so the topping doesn’t get soggy.