Cooking with Dad: Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

Got a plethora of apples you want to get rid of before they go bad? Don’t want to bake something that’s complicated or will make too big of a mess? Then apple crisp is for you.

Here’s the recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Butter up an 8X8 cooking dish.
  3. Chop up 7 medium-sized apples.
  4. In a bowl, mix together apples, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of sugar, a dash of lemon juice, and pour into the baking dish.
  5. Mix together 1 cup of oats, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 dash of salt, and a cup of butter. (The butter needs to be chopped up.)
  6. When the mixture is clumpy, pour over the apples in the baking dish.
  7. Cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Take out and lightly spray the top with butter-flavored olive oil.
  9. Place back into the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  10. Enjoy with ice cream or by itself.

When I cook, I taste the mixture as I prepare. This way I can tell if I need to add more cinnamon or salt. The above ingredients are my base for starting out, but I always add a little more of something or take away.

This is a great recipe to cook with kids because it’s error-proof. You have to really try hard to ruin this recipe. I have added Kale in the past when I’ve had a bumper crop on hand. If you’re using Kale, it should be mixed with the apples. It will cook faster than the apples, so it might be a bit crispy, but the crisp is nice with the dish.

If you really want to go all out in making your kids happy as well as loading them up with sugar, put the apple crisp on top of a waffle and add ice cream. Don’t do this too often though, I don’t even want to think about how many calories are involved.

Anyway, enjoy cooking with your kiddos and have a great day.

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