Apple Oatmeal Crisp

so i'm on the phone with Jordan, and we're discussing how much butter we consumed this weekend.

its not pretty...

but i'm going to share this with you anyway.  because you arent the one who consumed an amount of butter that breaks every single piece of nutrition advice ever given in the history of nutrition.

New Year's eve was quiet this year - we'd been down in North Carolina visiting the family (my side) and got snowed in.  and having nothing to do with us being snowed in, i caught a cold from my nephew...  but between the sick & the snowed in (which really, was irrelevant, but makes the story sound more legit, maybe?  no?  oh well, then whatever...) there was just no way i was going out on NYE...  so we opted for a night in - figured we'd cook yummy food instead of spending our time with hundreds of drunk strangers...

our menu consisted of all things tasty without any regard for nutrition, clogged arteries or anything else...

so, i know you are reading and are all 'but i thought this was going to be a recipe for apple crisp?!  apples!  fruit!  healthy!'

and if you want to delude yourself into thinking that anything that contains 1.5 sticks of butter could be healthy, then knock yourself out...  but the rest of us, we all know better...


This apple crisp isnt the crispiest of crisps...  I actually think a bit less butter - or maybe less incorporation of the crumb topping ingredients - may have made it a bit crispier...  but frankly, i didnt care.  Warm apple crisp, regardless of crispyness, over vanilla ice cream?

worth all the butter.

Apple Oatmeal Crisp
heavily adapted from Apple Crisp IV - Allrecipes by me

2/3 c flour
1 1/3 c rolled oats
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 tsp ground nutmeg
1/3 tsp allspice
splash of vanilla
3/4 c packed brown sugar
3/4 c butter (1.5 sticks)
5 medium sized macintosh apples (or your favorite baking apple), cut in chunks


Preheat oven to 350°

In a large bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & brown sugar.

Splash in a little vanilla.

Using a pastry blender, 2 knives or your fingers, cut the butter into the mixture until crumbly.

Pat half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of a pie plate or other similarly-sized baking dish
(note - i botched this step.  Forgot to add the brown sugar and didnt realize until i'd already put half of the mix into the dish.  So i just crumbled 1/2 of the brown sugar over top of the oatmeal mix for the bottom layer.  I combined the other half in with the rest of the mixture for the top layer (2 steps ahead))

Put all of the apple on top of the oatmeal mixture and gently press apples down.

Sprinkle the rest of the topping over the apples

Bake for ~ 45 - 50 minutes until topping is golden and apples are tender.

Top with additional cinnamon (if desired) and serve with vanilla ice cream.

May be refrigerated & reheated.  (I actually may have liked it a bit better after it spend a day in the fridge...)

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