Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! I know we did. We kept it pretty low-key this year and attended a puppy parade with our dogs instead of going all out like we typically do. Ivan, Baloo and I were a little family of minions, and my sister, matt and Gunner were a little dino family. It was honestly the cutest thing ever, and it made me extra happy that we decided to forgo our usual Halloween partying, and just spend time with our little families. I think we have finally hit adult status ya’ll LOL. We do however fully plan to partake in next years festivities 😉 We also attended the first STL bloggers meet-up this past Sunday morning and let me tell you it was ahhh-mazing. To finally be able to meet with fellow like-minded women, and to be able to chat and collaborate with women that are all on the same page as us was unbelievably refreshing and re-lit that fire under our asses. We cannot express enough how psyched we are for the upcoming meet ups, and to grow and work alongside all of you fellow girl bosses ;). Now onto the star of the show- Apple Crisp!
Whenever I think of making apple crisp I instantly have visions of a cozy fall/winter evening. Bundled up in my home, candles lit… the whole shebang. It’s such a comforting dessert, so it goes without saying that as soon as the weather starts to chill you can expect one of the twins to whip this dessert up. Warm spiced apples with a brown buttery oat topping and a side of vanilla ice cream? (Because no dessert is complete out ice cream) Yes please. Apple crisp is the type of dessert that makes you kinda actually look forward to the cold weather. Am I right? No? Ok maybe that’s just us… but it definitely makes it more bearable. Apple crisp has gotta be our favorite fall dessert. That or pumpkin pie, but don’t get me started on pumpkin pie that’s for a later discussion, and a later blog post. There is something about this recipe that makes me fall in love with the simplicity of it over and over again and each time we make it for someone new we can be sure to expect a raving review. Don’t believe us? Give this recipe a go at your next friendsgiving or friendsmas and you can rest assured that this dish will be a definite hit. The best part about this dessert? ITS SUPER EASY. No matter what apple crisp recipe you look at they are all more or less then same. Maybe an extra tsp of cinnamon here, or a dash of vanilla there (like in our recipe 😉 ), but for the most part consistency is what makes this dessert so classically special.
So let us know how it turns out! Grab a couple friends, a bottle of wine, and this apple crisp recipe and TRY to not have a great time. We dare you 😉
Hope your weekend is amazing!
-5 Medium apples (we used Fuji, but any tart and sweet apple will work just fine)
-3/4 C brown sugar
-1/2 C oats
-1/2 C flour
-1/3 C softened butter + 3 tbsp melted butter
-2 tsp cinnamon
-3/4 tsp nutmeg
-2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8 or 9 in square pan
- Peel the apples and slice them into thin pieces
- Add peeled/sliced apples to a large mixing bowl and stir in vanilla, melted butter and 1 of the tsps. of cinnamon. Make sure all slices of the apples are evenly coated, and then add the apples to the greased pan.
- In a different medium mixing bowl add all of the remaining ingredients. Mix everything together carefully until the dry mixture seems evenly coated with the butter. Be patient. The butter will crumble in with the rest of the ingredients slowly. I think using a fork to help mash the butter into even chunks with the rest of the ingredients is easiest.
- Once crumble mixture is done, sprinkle the mixture over the apples in the pan evenly.
- Bake in the oven for 30-35 min or until the top is golden brown, and the apples are tender when a fork is inserted
- Top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!