We’re really enjoying our unexpectedly huge crop of apples… I’ve been making a lot of apple crisps and making and freezing applesauce. I have also been freezing apples for pies and freezing sliced apples in bags. I do put cinnamon and sugar in the frozen pie fillings but I always freeze the apple slices without sugar so I can use them in any recipe requiring fresh apples. Most of them will probably be turned into oatmeal apple crisps!

4 cups apples, sliced
1/3 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, melted

Our apples are somewhat tart, so I toss them with a small amount of sugar. I use half light olive oil and half butter instead of the all butter in the recipe, and there is no discernible difference in taste. I also add a half teaspoon of vanilla to the rolled oats, sugar and flour mixture.

Put apples in pan. Combine dry ingredients. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Bake at 375°F until apples are cooked and the topping mixture is golden.

I have tried many apple crisp recipes, but this oatmeal apple crisp has always been our favorite. I think it has an especially nice blend of flavors.