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October 4, 2012

An apple a day

keeps the dr. away!  Right!  Does it really matter that it is peeled, sliced, coated in sugar & cinnamon, topped with a buttery, sugary, oatmeal?????

It is still an apple!

It is apple season and I have two favorite apple recipes - Apple Crisp and the apple cookies I make!

Apples are interesting, there are so many different kinds, textures, flavors, colors - a few years ago the kids and I went to Apple Works in Trafalgar - our favorite orchard - and brought home 3 of each kind of apple!  When we got home we labled some papertowels with the name of each apple, sliced them up and we each tasted each apple, rated them and then compiled the data (I love when I can use big words) to determine our favorite kind of apple!

And the winner still today by an overwhelming 5 out of 5 likes:


It is about the only apple I buy - sometimes I buy the honey crisps (I think because I like the name) but there is always at least one complaint that "this isn't a Jonathon"!  The only thing I don't like about them is the skin feels kind of waxy, it gives me the heebie geebies but a good shining on my shirt takes care of that!

So anyway it has taken me years to find what I consider the perfect apple crisp recipe - I am a little picky about apple things - see I will eat an occasional apple (my MIL puts them in our field lunches and they make an awesome afternoon snack), I ADORE carmal apples with nuts - OK fine I adore the carmal & nuts but the apple and stick make an awesome carrier- and I like apple crisp and my apple cookies - BUT I strongly dislike applesauce, apple pie, apple juice, apple cider and fried apples!

This is a friend (Kim Lee) of a friend's (Emily) recipe - and I follow it to a T and even measure things Emily!  The only thing I change is that I always make twice the amount of crumbly, buttery, sugary, oatmeal topping because I love it so much!  I haven't tried this but I think if you had some apple cider you could use it in place of the water and it would be really good as well!

Kim Lee's Apple Crisp

6-7 apples, peeled, cored & sliced
toss the apples with 3/4 cup of white sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon

put into a 9X13 pan and top with:

crumbled mixture of - 3/4 cup flour
                                 1 cup brown sugar
                                 1/2 cup of oatmeal
                                 1/2 cup of softened butter

put a little bit of water in the bottom of the pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour!

I made a half recipe last night at about 9pm and there wasn't even any left for breakfast this morning!


  1. Looks great! The apple cookie recipe has me curious and hungry too. Are you going to share it later? Yummy!

  2. Jonathan is definitely my favorite, too, especially for baking. I like this time of year because Jonathans are easier to find. I also like Pink Ladies for eating. They are a little tart also.

  3. Looks great! The apple cookie recipe has me curious and hungry too. Are you going to share it later? Yummy!

  4. Looks great! The apple cookie recipe has me curious and hungry too. Are you going to share it later? Yummy!

  5. First time I've made an apple crisp and it was delicious!!! Thank you for posting the recipe :)

    1. Awww Thanks - so glad you like it! I love to cook and bake but don't post recipes often because I don't always use a recipe or exact measurements and my pictures of food don't always turn out looking very appetizing!

      REALLY REALLY glad you enjoyed!


  6. First time making an Apple Crisp and I chose the recipe you posted. Easy to make and it is sooooo yummy!!!

  7. You are killing me. I have your cookies cooling on the counter right now! I LOVE apple crisp. Too many recipes to try and still have my jeans fit. :)