It’s apple season in the Midwest and many parts of the USA. The trees are loaded with fruit. Folks are loading up their min-vans, kids and dogs to spend a few hours wandering the orchard, eating apples fresh from the trees, and enjoying a bit of country living. Honeycrisps are the apple many are seeking, but their fresh-picked season is wrapping up in my area. Last time I was at my local orchard the Macintosh and Haralsons were still available. I heard a group of apple enthusiasts asking when the Firesides would be available.
Cinnamon Spiced Apple Crumb
What’s your favorite apple? I’m pretty sure it’s not the Red Delicious….you know, the perfect looking apple that tastes like mealy sawdust. If you go apple picking, be sure to by-pass that one. There are many other sweet, crisp apples that will knock your socks off! My favorite cooking apple is the Macintosh. It’s tangy and stays firm even after baking. Spiced with a little cinnamon and brown sugar, it’s a fall favorite.
Whatever your apple passion, I hope you get out this weekend and enjoy picking some of your own. When you get home, here’s an easy apple snack that my family loves. If you top it with French vanilla ice cream, I bet it’ll be gone in a flash!
- 5 Apples (Peeled, cored & sliced thinly)
- 1 C. Old fashioned rolled oats
- ⅔ C. Brown sugar
- ½ C. All-purpose flour
- 6 T. Butter, softened but still cool
- 1 t. Cinnamon
- ¼ t. Salt
- ½ t. Allspice
- 2 T. Orange juice
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter 9 inch glass baking pan and dust with flour. Arrange sliced apples in dish.
- In electric mixer combine butter, brown sugar, flour, salt,allspice and oats on low speed until coarsely blended.
- Crumble mixture evenly over apple slices. Sprinkle with orange juice. Bake uncovered 30 minutes. Serves 4-6
Happy apple season!