When we want dessert, we want it now, so this anytime apple crisp is the perfect weeknight treat!
It’s 6:45 p.m. Dinner has been cooked, served, and put away. The kitchen is quiet…briefly. And then, under the cover of darkness, one-by-one, each member of this family will wander in and visit the fridge and/or the pantry in search of a treat…a little something sweet to finish off the day.
And they find…big fat nothing. the rooting around continues.
Mom to the rescue!
On these nights, when we
need want some dessert, I whip up either this anytime apple crisp or a half-batch of my chocolate chip cookies depending on which one I have all of the ingredients for. I’m usually short either the apples or the chocolate chips, ha!
Okay, so, let me tell you a little about this anytime apple crisp. First of all, you can make it one bowl and the baking dish, which is super awesome and makes cleanup a breeze. But the thing I like the most is that it’s made with all decent ingredients (even better than the cookies!). In half an hour, one bowl, and one dish, you can have a warm, comforting dessert that isn’t loaded with preservatives or sugar!
Sometimes I go all out and make homemade ice-cream for the top, but it’s not really necessary, trust me. It’s plenty good all by itself! Summer or winter, this is an dessert that never, ever disappoints!
- 2 large apples (i use gala or honey crisp or a combination of the two)
- 2 TBS melted butter
- 1 TBS fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 3 TBS honey or 100% maple syrup
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup white whole wheat flour
- ⅓ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 3 TBS melted butter
- 2 TBS honey or 100% maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Slice and core the apples and cut into chunks. I don't peel mine, but if you don't like the skin, peel them first.
- In a medium size bowl add the apples, melted butter, lemon juice, honey, and spices. Toss to coat apples well.
- Pour filling into a prepared 8 x 8 glass baking dish.
- In a medium size bowl add oats, flour, walnuts, salt, melted butter, and honey and mix until crumbly.
- Spoon topping evenly over apple filling.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until apples are soft.
- Cool slightly, top with homemade vanilla ice-cream and enjoy!
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