Jeff has a list of favorite things that keep him going year round. Of course I'm at that top of that list, then his video games, his motorcycle, his beer (yuck) and sports. The thing that he likes the most in the fall is his apple crisp! The days leading up to apple picking, I get the question over and over again "Are you going to make me something?". Then on apple picking day, there is no more beating around the bush, I get the direct question "Are you going to make me apple crisp?".
Now, for the last several years I've always either made him an apple pie or apple crisp. I've never skipped a year, but they way he asks in his desperate, I never make him anything voice, he just wants to make sure. I just shake my head and say "Um, yeah!". Its just not for him you know, but he likes to think so!
But, I'd like to share with you the easy recipe I found for Apple Crisp. I found it on myrecipes.com and modified is just slightly, but its simple and yummy.
Easy Apple Crisp
6 apples - peeled, cored & sliced
1 cup water
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
2. Arrange apples in an even layer in bottom of baking dish (I usually do several layers since I use the largest apples I can find in my bag). Pour water over apples.
3. In a medium bowl, mix together cake mix, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir in melted butter or margarine until ingredients are thoroughly blended; mixture will be crumbly (I usually sprinkle a layer of cinnamon on top of the apples before I put the crumbly mix on top). Sprinkle mixture over apples.
4. Bake in preheated over for 50-55 minutes.
I wanted to show a picture of the yummy, gooey goodness before it was consumed, but I was lucky enough to get a picture of the pan right out of the oven.
I'm thinking of serving this as a Christmas dessert this year instead of apple pie. Jeff doesn't seem to mind!