One of the most wonderful activities that fall offers is apple picking! Whether you're young or old, have toddlers or teens, apple picking is something that is fun for the whole family! (And not to mention, the apples are delicious.)
This past weekend my friends and I decided to take in the crisp fall air and go apple picking at DuBois Farm in Highland, NY. We had a blast! It was a great way to embrace the change of the seasons.
After apple picking, however, you are often left with bags of apples that can leave you wondering what to do with them all. The solution—make delicious apple-based recipes! After our trip, which consisted of 7 girls and consequentially, a lot of apples, my friend generously shared her family's famous apple crisp recipe. Were we lucky she did. She baked two "Perfect Apple Crisps" for us to share. The finished product left us all mesmerized, and I can certainly say it was the best I've ever had.
So, when planning your apple picking trip this fall, plan on picking enough apples to make this delicious dessert afterwards. The "Perfect Apple Crisp" recipe is sure crowd pleaser, and will leave your friends and family begging for seconds.
Perfect Apple Crisp
For the Topping:
2 sticks of softened butter
2 1/4 cups of brown sugar
1 1/2 Cups flour
1 1/2 cups of Old-Fashioned Oatmeal
1 1/2- 2 Tsp Cinnamon
(Nutmeg as desired)
For the base:
1/4 - 1/2 cups Apple Juice
3 lbs of freshly picked apples
- Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F.
- Butter a 9X13 in pan.
- Make the topping: In a bowl, combine the softened butter and brown sugar and mix until it's a creamy texture. Then, add in the flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, (and a little nutmeg if you wish). Mix throughly until it becomes a crumbly texture.
- For the base, peel and slice the apples and lay them in the bottom of the pan. Pour apple juice over apples then sprinkle with topping.
- Bake the mixture for 30-40 mins or until it's golden and apples are fork tender. Enjoy!