The last time I tried to make an apple crisp I followed a recipe in a cookbook which shall remain nameless, and it was the worst apple crisp I had ever eaten in my life. After a year and a half, last week I finally recovered from my apple crisp trauma and found a promising looking online recipe. Halfway through preparing it I realized that this recipe would not meet my expectations either. Clearly some people have very different ideas of what that dessert should taste like. So I just made one up and figured it would either be horrible or exactly what I was looking for. Luckily, it turned out to be the best apple crisp I had ever tasted.
Striped Apple Crisp
Apple layer2 medium sized red apples
1 medium sized green apple
2 T lemon juice
Oat layer1/4 c butter (soft or melted) or oil
1/2 c oats (doesn't matter what kind)
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
Crumb layer2 T butter or oil
1/4 c brown sugar
scant 1/2 c flour (I would recommend white flour)
1/4 t cinnamon
Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Wash apples. Leaving skins on, slice thinly and cut the slices in half for easier eating. Layer (red, green, red) in an ungreased 8x8 or 9x9 pan and sprinkle with lemon juice.
3. Mix oat layer ingredients and spread evenly over apple layer.
4. Mix crumb layer ingredients and cover previous layers. At this point you should not be able to see the apples.
5. Bake for 30 min covered.
6. Remove cover and bake for additional 15 min to crisp the top.
Makes four decent servings.