Thursday, November 8, 2012

In My Kitchen

Apple Crisp

The Goods:

4-6 small/ medium apples peeled and diced into cubes
1 cup blueberries
1 hand full of chopped walnuts

1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup butter

The Deal:

-peel and coarsely cube apples until they fill the bottom of a casserole dish- about 2 inches high- mix in blue berries and walnuts.
- for the topping mix all dry ingredients into one bowl- cut in butter until you have a pebbly consistency
- sprinkle topping on top of fruit, place into a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes- serves six.

      This fall weather as got me feeling all snugly and cozy lately and this is the perfect fall recipe to tuck into. Inspired by the apple crisp that my mom used to make all the time when we were growing up our own Littles love this dish just as much as my sister and I did when we were young. Full of healthy apples and blue berries this is the perfect treat for breakfast when topped with Greek yogurt or an afternoon snack with a drizzle of milk. Topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce this makes a decedent yet healthy dessert.

     It has been my experience as a mom that when the weather is miserable and the day becomes an inside day little people get restless and dare I say it "bored". Apple Crisp is the perfect way to make the day special and your house smell delish! This is a great gateway recipe to get kids involved in food preparation- picking out the apples, watching as you peel them, playing with the curly whirly peels, making the topping, setting the timer and "checking" on dessert through the window in the stove- Littles love to help out in the kitchen!


  1. Mine is similar, although I added dried cherries to mine. I felt strange though, I've been on an in season local thing, and cherries are a spring/ summer food. Clearly I need to get over it! I need to try blueberries, delish. Lemon would be nice with the blueberries too!

    1. Lemon zest is delish! I should have added that!


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