I took a botany class in college.
It was probably one of the best decisions of my life because we just ate food the entire time.
I’d like to say that I remember all of the details on xylem and pistols and drupes, but what actually comes to mind is the chocolate and butternut squash and apple crisp that was consumed during class.
That apple crisp. So good. Fortunately for you, my professor thought highly enough of me to share the recipe. Or maybe he was just trying to get me to leave before I ate aaaallll the things…
This apple crisp is one of the happiest dishes on earth. It’s warm and sweet and cinnamony. Dump a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it, and it becomes the perfect transition from summer to winter.
Prep time: 1 hour total, 10 minutes hands-on
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix the apples with the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, and flour. Mix in the butter.
Spread about ⅓ of the oats mixture onto the bottom of a 9×13 inch cake pan. Layer on the apples, and then sprinkle the remaining oats mixture on top.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 3o minutes. Uncover, and bake for an additional 20 minutes
Granny Smiths are great baking apples. Feel free to try other varieties but try to find apples that are firm and crisp so that your apple crisp doesn’t turn into apple sauce.