If you missed my recipe for baked apples, don’t worry. Here is another apple recipe to help you shift your tastebuds into fall’s culinary delights. I made this incredibly easy and incredibly delicious apple crisp while visiting my parents one weekend. Each time I go home, I dedicate at least an hour to thumbing through my mom’s pantry. She has ingredients on hand that I didn’t even know existed. Stacked in boxes and hidden in baskets are all kinds of flours, extracts, baking chips, nuts, sugars and thickeners. It’s like a baking wonderland in there!
I always return to Springfield with a goodie bag of items. This visit awarded me with a new jar of all-natural peanut butter, a bottle of lemon extract, a container of mixed nuts and a half-empty jar of oyster sauce. Christmas came early this year. But if, like me, you don’t have such a well-stocked pantry, attempting complicated recipes can sometimes be a bit of a burden. And that is why I love this apple crisp recipe. All you need to have on-hand are a few apples, oats, flour, butter, sugar, brown sugar, salt and whatever fall spices you wish to incorporate. Simple and delicious, this recipe is frill-free.