Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Harvest Apple Crisp

I bought 2 bags full of Granny Smith apples a few weeks ago, and then didn't get to use them for their planned purpose. My kids only eat red apples, so I was in a quandry on what to do with the rest. Then I remembered how much my husband LOVES Apple Crisp! I pulled out my trusty "Lion House Bakery" Cookbook and went to work!

The Lion House Bakery is a famous bakery here in Salt Lake City that has been around since the pioneers. They have the most amazing rolls... mmm...

Anyway... back to the apples!

The recipe states to peel the apples. As you can see in the picture, I skipped this step. It was mostly because I was being lazy. It didn't hurt the dish at all, but the skin were a little tough to eat. Next time, I'll bear up and just peel them!

The Lion House Bakery Harvest Apple Crisp

10 cups sliced (and peeled) apples
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup, plus 1 TB all-purpose flour
1 teas ground cinnamon
1/4 teas ground nutmeg (I added this)
1/2 cup water
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teas baking powder
1/4 teas baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the sliced apples in a 9x13 inch pan. In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar, 1 TB of the flour, the ground cinnamon, and the nutmeg together. Sprinkle over the apples. Pour water evenly over all; set aside. In a large bowl, combine oats, remaining 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and melted butter. Stir to combine, then crumble evenly over the apple mixture. Bake for 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the apples are tender.

MUST serve warm with vanilla ice cream! :)



  1. yum!! I love your Apple crumble ala mode!! its perfect with ice cream! Stopping by from SITS!!

  2. Oh how I love apple crisp. So delicious. I might make one for my son's birthday bbq next weekend. OR a blueberry cobbler. Can't decide.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  3. Thanks ladies! Alex- blueberry cobbler sounds divine! Happy Birthday to your son!

  4. I've been meaning to buy the Lion House Bakery Cookbook. This would be a hit at our house too.

  5. This is one of my all-time favorite comfort desserts! Especially with oats in the topping. It gives it such a nice flavor.