Everyday Mom's Meals: Apples Apples Apples

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Apples Apples Apples

This is the title of one of the first books Alex ever read all by himself; and still one of the first "fall" books we read every year when the season comes around again. (If you have little ones, it is really cute!) It might be geared towards a target audience of 3-6 year olds, but I think it sums up what most of us relate to autumn more  than anything, next to falling leaves of course. Apple picking, apple festivals, apple pie, apple dumplings, apple butter, applesauce....all are things that start popping up in homes across America about mid to late September all the way up to Thanksgiving. There is just something about the smell of an apple w/ some cinnamon mixed in coming from my oven that makes me want to carve a pumpkin, or curl up under a blanket on the couch w/ a cup of hot cider. There really are so many things you can do them, I can understand why my grandparents always bought them bushels at a time so Grammy had enough to last through the fall baking season! To be fair, I was in a hurry, so I took some help from the store w/ pie filling, and figured w/ a crumb topping we could have a quick dessert. But I'm sure fresh apples would work just as well! Apples, apples everywhere. Fall is here ya'll!

Apple Crisp

1 can apple pie filling
11/2 tsp cinnamon, divided
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1/3 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375. In a 9x9 baking dish, spread pie filling evenly in bottom. Sprinkle w/ 1/2 tsp cinnamon. In a large bowl mix flour, brown sugar, oats, butter, nutmeg and remaining cinnamon. Mix until crumbly. Add in walnuts and mix well. Sprinkle over pie filling. Bake 35 minutes or until brown and bubbly. Serve warm w/ vanilla ice cream and caramel topping if desired.

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Steve @ the black peppercorn said...

I LOVE apple crisp.I love it warm with nuts and served with vanilla ice cream! Everything you said. nice post krista!

Lisa Hitzeman said...

I bet your house smells fabulous when you make this! If I had apple pie filling in the house, I think I'd make it tonight...although...I have a can of cherry pie filling....hmmm...I might try that out.



Miz Helen said...

Hi Krista,
Your Apple Crisp looks so good. I love your plate, I have one just like it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week end!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

Moore or Less Cooking said...

I am a new follower- love your blog. I just blog hopped with Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Cake. Come over and visit when you get a chance. Thanks! Nettie

Kim Bee said...

New follower. Found you on Lark's blog. This is a wonderful apple crisp recipe. Hope you having a wonderful weekend.

Krista said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by!!! Love new friends. Hope you have a nice Sunday!

Anonymous said...

I love these! They look wonderful. I love anything apples, must make some soon! I just posted a recipe for Caramel Apple Salad on my blog, check it out if you like.
Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com