I meant to post this a couple days ago, but that didn't happen so here it is now! I love Fall! When the colors change, when you can pick pumpkins, and the weather is almost absolutely perfect! On our way to school everyday we take the back roads to save time, and my mom noticed an "apple stand". You can go pick out the apples you would like for a small amount of money as a donation.
So this past weekend, my mom, 'T', and I stopped and picked up a pretty big box of damaged apples, since we would just be using them for cooking. They were delicious, bruised or not! We set up a a little area outside, to get some fresh air, and get to work right away. We made about three gallon sized ziplock bags worth of cut apples, and used two of them to bake. (The other one we froze)
Apple Crisp Recipe:
6-8 sliced and peeled apples
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place apples in ungreased 2 quart casserole pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, water, and lemon juice. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mis with pastry blender, fork, or wooden spoon until crumbly. Sprinkly crumb mixture evenly over apples. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden brown.
Serve warm with ice cream, or whipped cream! Enjoy!