Easy After-School Apple Crisp
My girls and I love just about any kind of crisp or crumble. It's an easy way to get a fix whenever we're craving pie, but I don't feel like messing with homemade pie crust. I've made apple crisp before on the blog, but I needed a quicker and easier version. I also lacked ingredients as I've just moved and have to restock my kitchen. This After-School Crisp is named so, because I made it for my girls in less than an hour before they got home from school, and I used whatever I had on hand. It turned out so yummy! And it was nice to just have small individual servings, so there wasn't a huge pie hanging around my kitchen, staring at me and whispering, "Eat meeee."
For the Filling:
- Oil or butter for ramekins or baking dish
- 2 small apples per person (or one large granny smith per person)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract (divided evenly between the apple filling and crust)
- 1 tbs cinnamon sugar (or half a tbs of each if you have ground cinnamon and granulated sugar)
- dash of nutmeg
For the Topping:
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup flour
- 6 tbs oil or melted butter
- 2 tbs cinnamon sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 F and grease your ramekins or baking dish.
- Peel and chop apples and place them in a small mixing bowl. (Dice them into small cubes so they bake more quickly). Add cinnamon sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla flavoring and mix thoroughly. If you don’t want to bake, you could just stop right here and serve the chopped cinnamon apples as a nice treat!
- Spread evenly into baking dishes.
- Just use the same bowl you used for the apples to make the topping. Combine the oats, oil/butter, vanilla, and spices then spread evenly over the apple filling. Sprinkle the tops with a little extra cinnamon sugar. If you’re using individual baking dishes like I did, you can place them on a baking sheet before you put them in the oven.
- Bake at 350 for approximately 30-35 min or until apples are fork-tender, then broil 5 min until the tops get golden and slightly crispy. *Note: If you use one large baking dish, you may need to bump up the baking time. Enjoy!
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