serves 6

6 apples- I like Minnesota Harrelson or Honeycrisps when in season

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup white sugar + 2T

1 cup flour

2 t cinnamon- divided

1 cup oatmeal- not quick cooking


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Wash apples, core and chop into irregular chunks, leaving peels on.  Toss apples with the 2T sugar,1 t cinnamon. Put into a 9 x13 baking dish or individual oven-proof bowls.

Mix butter, sugars , 1 t cinnamon until well combined.  Add the flour and oatmeal. Crisp topping should be fairly dry, but when pinched together it should stick together. Spread topping over the apples with a light hand- don’t pat down- it should look crumbly.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until the top is brown and the apples start to bubble. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream.