Apple Crisp

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Apple crisp: an activity for children of all ages. Mmmmm… there’s nothing like the smell of apple crisp baking in your oven. I’m sharing an old family recipe someone gave my mom before I was even born and it’s one of my favorites. It’s easy to make when you have your kids cut all of the apples 🙂 (with supervision of course). In the spirit of the giver, Johnny Appleseed, I encourage you to make a double batch to give away to someone you don’t know.

  • Supplies:
    • 9×13 glass baking dish
    • 9×13 aluminum baking dish to give-away
    • wooden spoon
    • mixing bowl
    • saucepan
    • cutting board
    • knife
  • Ingredients:
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
    • 1 cup oil
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 4 tsp cornstarch (mix with 2 tsp water)
    • 8 cups of granny smith apples, peeled and sliced (approximately 8 apples)
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix the flour, 1 cup brown sugar, oats, and oil together in a bowl.
  • Put 3/4 of the mixture in the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
  • Bring the water, 1 cup of brown sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch (see step below) to a boil in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Mix cornstarch with 1 tbsp water in a cup and then add to the mixture in the saucepan before it begins to boil.
  • Allow the mixture to thicken a bit. If it doesn’t thicken make a little more cornstarch mixture in a cup and bring the saucepan mixture back to a boil.
  • Peel, core, and slice the apples.
  • Put the sliced apples on top of the oatmeal mixture.
  • Pour the thickened mixture in the saucepan over the fruit.
  • Top this with the leftover 1/4 of the oat crumble.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • Top with vanilla ice-cream and enjoy!
  • Cover the second pan and bring to someone you don’t know.
  • Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.

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