I don't know where you are today, but here on Long Island it is rainy and chilly, another day in January. So the perfect thing to make from scratch is a batch of Jane's Apple Crisp, real comfort food for a day like today.
Oil a oven proof baking dish with canola oil.
Using a variety of apples, peel and core.
Cut the apples into thin slices.
Collect the peels and cores for the compost pile.
I added two smaller oven baking dishes for give-aways. Sprinkle a bit of Lemon juice over the apples, and some Cranberry Raspberry juice for a bit of zing.
Into a mixing bowl, measure one (1) cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal.
Melt one (1) cup of butter,
Add one and one-half (1 1/2) cups brown sugar to the dry ingredients,
one half (1/2) cup wheat germ,
one (1) cup unbleached flour,
two (2) teaspoons Cinnamon,
one (1) teaspoon Nutmeg,
one half (1/2) teaspoon salt.
Pour in the melted butter.
and spread over the top of the sliced apples.
Bake until the apples are tender at 350 degrees F. about 45 minutes to one hour.
This is bottom of the cast iron frying pan that I used to melt the butter. Lodge, made in the USA, makes wonderful cast iron and it heats very evenly.
Serve the Apple Crisp hot or cold with Vanilla ice cream. This little dessert dish has a lovely star pattern and a delicate foot, perfect for this treat.
Jane's Apple Crisp (with additions)
Sliced and cored apples to fill baking dish
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup unbleached flour
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
sprinkle lemon juice and Cranberry Raspberry juice