Apple picking is one of my favorite fall activities! The cool autumn air matches the crisp and perfect freshness of a sweet apple.
I encourage you to start a tradition of visiting a local orchard to pick apples every fall if you are able. There is nothing like eating an apple the moment it is picked from the tree!
Apple picking is a perfect activity for all ages. I love showing my daughter where our food comes from whenever possible.
Apple desserts are some of my absolute favorite. Apple pie, strudel, sauce, muffins, cake… but the one I always crave is apple crisp. Over the years I’ve made apple crisp many different ways. But last year I whipped up an amazing double crumb apple crisp and I’ll never again use another recipe. I think you’ll love it too!
The Best Apple Crisp I’ve Ever Eaten
2 cups quick oats
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
14 medium to large apples (Granny Smith are my favorite for baking), cored and peeled
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and the granulated sugar.
2. In a second large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, salt, and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Cut in the butter until well incorporated.
4. Bake the apple crisp at 350 for 45 minutes.
Serve warm with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream… and maybe a little homemade caramel sauce!
Makes 12 servings.