Ah, fall. A break from the humidity of summer, without the freezing temperatures of winter. Back to routines and actually looking forward to baking and cooking because it won’t cause the house to become insanely hot. We’ve been to our favourite apple orchard twice already (the picture above was taken there when we met up with my very good friend Elizabeth of Elizabeth Fulton Photography) and I’m using every excuse to make my friend Joleen’s apple crisp! Nothing says fall and comfort to me quite like the smell of apples, cinnamon and sugar.
JOLEEN’S APPLE CRISP
- 4 cups apples, peeled and cut into small pieces (to be honest, I don’t measure – I just keep adding apples until the baking dish is about 3/4 full)
- 2/3 to 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/3 cup softened butter
- Preheat the oven to 375º.
- Put apples in small casserole dish.
- Mix remaining ingredients, cutting butter into it with a pastry cutter or fork. Sprinkle over the apples.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until apples are tender.