must-make fall recipe: old-fashioned apple crisp

October 28th, 2014


When autumn rolls around, there’s nothing more exciting than baking a warm dessert, and if this dessert happens to be a healthy treat for your skin, so much the better.

Of course, eating dessert isn’t as good for you as eating fresh fruit, but if you’re going to treat yourself, do it the healthy way! Apples are full of vitamin C, which is a potent defender against free radicals and pollution. Oats, like all whole grains, have anti-inflammatory properties and are much better for your skin than regular pie crust.

This recipe is the perfect example of a traditional technique that works for a busy modern schedule — all you need is some apples, oats, butter, a few pantry staples, and you have a delicious, healthy dish!


Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

4 medium tart cooking apples, sliced (4 cups)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1.  Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening.

2. Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients except cream until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.

3 Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with cream.


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ccn // Oct 28, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Even your recipe posts are sponsored now, really?! Come on…you can do better than that!

  • 2 wendyb964 // Oct 28, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I make a large amount of the topping in the food processor (add pecans or almonds) to store in the freezer. Super simple and quick to slice up any fresh or frozen fruit and have dessert in a flash.

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