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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

W4DW-Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

What's for Dinner this Wednesday?  The closest thing I can find to an old family favorite.
My Grandma Evelyn used to make an Apple Crisp that I loved.  I have never found the recipe she used.  My guess is there was no recipe...she really didn't use too many recipes.  In fact, my dad is still trying to figure out how she made her homemade bread. 
I found this recipe from the Kansas Wheat Commission and it tastes amazingly like Grandma's recipe.  They called it Fruit Crunch.  If you have followed me very long, you know I love the recipes from the Kansas Wheat Commission.  All of the following recipes are ones I have found in their cookbooks and shared with you previously: Whole Wheat Angel Food Cake, Two Cheese Braided Bread, Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies, Cheesy Enchiladas and I am sure there are a few I am forgetting.

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

5-6 cups fresh or frozen fruit
                Suggested fruit includes: Peeled and sliced apples or peaches
                Sliced rhubarb
                Blueberries or cherries
¼ cup sugar, optional
2/3 cup flour, whole wheat or all purpose
1 t. ground cinnamon
¼ t. ground nutmeg
1 cup oats, old fashioned or quick cooking
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup butter or margarine, slightly softened

Preheat oven to 350*F.  Spray a 9x13 baking pan or 9 inch deep dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray
Place fruit in pan.  If fruit is tart, sprinkle with ¼ cup of sugar and toss to coat.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, oats, and brown sugar.  Use a pastry blender, or fork to cut in butter until crumbly.

Sprinkle topping over fruit, press gently.  Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
 We like it with whipped topping, ice cream, half and half, or milk.  We really aren't picky we just want a little dairy with it.  ;)

-A Kansas Farm Mom