Whether we make apple pie, apple crisp or apple cobbler, they're all full of flavor and never cease to be popular. This is one fall fruit that retains it popularity all throughout the year, but especially in the fall. Apples tend to be a "comfort food" when we bake them into a good dessert. When the weather is crisp and cool, a warm apple dessert fits the bill!
I have an apple recipe to pass along that's actually a variant of the ever-popular apple crisp, which is for "Scalloped Apples". This is very close to apple crisp, but the addition of oatmeal gives the dessert a distinct flavor and crunch. You can use either old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats for this recipe.
The recipe begins by placing sliced apples in a shallow 1-1/2 quart dish. If you happen to be in a situation where you have to hold the apples after peeling them, place them in salted water and this will prevent them from turning brown. You'd then drain them and proceed with the recipe. You would then combine the dry ingredients, which include brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkle this over the fruit. Finally, you'd combine melted butter, lemon juice and water and pour over the entire dish and it's ready to bake. The recipe calls for it to bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Test the apples to see if they're fork-tender and the top is brown. With some ovens, you may need to let it bake slightly longer so check it after 30 minutes.
This is very good as is or you can top it with whipped topping or ice cream. Grated Cheddar cheese is also good with this. It's best served warm or cool. If you have leftovers, they can be reheated in the microwave oven, but I believe it'll be unlikely you'll have any leftovers since this is so very good!
I shared a recipe sometime back for a "French Apple Pie", which is also a unique way to prepare an apple dessert. To get this recipe, follow this link:
For a change from apple crisp, try this interesting and tasty variation.....
- 4 cups tart apples, sliced
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal, either old-fashioned or quick-cooking
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup water
Place apples in a buttered shallow baking dish, about 1-1/2 quarts in size. Mix together the dry ingredients and place over the apples. Combine the melted butter with the lemon juice and water and pour over all. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until apples are fork-tender and top is brown. Serve warm or cool, with whipped topping, ice cream or grated sharp Cheddar cheese. Yield: 6 servings.