Easy Apple Crisp
Serve warm, topped with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 12 crisps
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup quick-cooking oats
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
- 2 (20-ounce) cans apple pie filling
Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 9″ × 9″ baking pan.
Combine the flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Cut the softened butter or margarine into the dry ingredients with a knife. The mixture should be crumb-like and slightly moist.
Spread 1 can of the apple pie filling on the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle a portion of the crumb mixture over the top until the pie filling is completely covered. Spread the second can of apple pie filling on top. Top with as much of the remaining crumb mixture as necessary to cover (a bit of crumb mixture may be left over).
Bake for 30 minutes or until browned. Let stand on a wire rack to cool for at least 15 minutes. Spoon into bowls and serve warm with ice cream.
Quick-Cooking Oatmeal Confusion
Although it can be tempting, don't replace quick-cooking oats with instant oats in a recipe. While both are thinner than regular oats (making them cook more quickly), quick-cooking oats are merely steamed, while instant oats are actually precooked. Combining instant oats with a liquid can result in soggy muffins, cookies, and other baked goods.