Friday, September 7, 2012

Apples Galore!! {featuring Apple Crunch}

I have a really bad case of "fall fever!"  Unfortunately, fall weather is still a long way off here on the Georgia coast.  (Think November at best!)   However, that little detail doesn't deter me from engaging in such fall activities as making up a big pot of vegetable soup, baking a delicious pan of apple crunch, and thinking about some of those yummy pumpkin recipes I made last October.  (Anyone remember my 31 days of Pumpkin??)

Today I'm excited to be participating in the Apples Galore link up sponsored by Savannah over at Hammock Tracks.  Savannah always recruits some great food bloggers for her link ups, so be sure to check out the other links, especially if you are an apple aficionado!  :)

I'm going to share one of my family's all-time favorite recipes -- Apple Crunch.  I've been enjoying this recipe for as long as I can remember.  Growing up in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina, I knew that every fall my Dad would take us on at least one drive in the mountains of North Carolina, where we would buy a couple bushels of delicious NC apples and a jug or two of apple cider.  My Dad instilled in me a love for the Golden Delicious apple, which is a versatile variety, good for both eating and cooking!   

Back home, my mom would make delicious apple pies, cakes, apple sauce, and of course, my favorite, Apple Crunch!   I've tried many other apple recipes through the years,  but this is the one I always come back to as a tried and true family favorite.

Apple Crunch

2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup flour (can use whole wheat)
2 cups rolled oats (quick or old-fashioned)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
several apples  (I like to use Golden Delicious)

Peel, core and thinly slice apples.  Place apples in 9"x13" baking dish sprayed with Pam (or other cooking spray).  

Cream together butter and brown sugar.  Add flour, oats, and cinnamon.  Mix well.  (This can be done in a mixer or by hand.)

Place mixture on top of apples. Try to spread it out to cover all the apples.

Bake in 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes.  

Note:  I have often cooked this along side meatloaf or another main dish in a 350 degree oven with excellent results.

This is beyond delicious served warm from the oven with a scoop of ice cream melting over the top!  (In a bowl with milk is another delicious option!)

What's your favorite apple recipe??

1 comment:

Emily Dicks said...

Oh, yum! I love apple crisp :)

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