Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is delicious!! I use vanilla ice cream to top this one! ; )

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare topping, mix oats and flour in medium mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in brown sugar.
  3. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Set aside.
  5. To prepare apples, peel, core and slice apples and place in shallow, 2-quart ovenproof dish.
  6. Sprinkle lemon zest over apples and then sugar, amount depending upon tartness of apples.
  7. Sprinkle prepared topping over apples, covering them completely.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees until topping is golden and apples are tender when pierced with tip of sharp knife, 30 to 45 minutes.
  9. If topping browns before apples are tender, cover with aluminum foil and lower temperature to 325 degrees.
  10. Bake until apples are tender.
  11. Serve hot or at room temperature with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Most Helpful

I lightly sprinkled cinnamon and ginger over the apples before adding the topping. Because it was taking too long to cool, I poured a little half and half over it and then topped it with whipped cream. Though the next time I'll add a little less brown sugar, this was delicious!

dogsandwoods November 03, 2007

I was craving this and so glad I found this recipe. Yum! I used both lemon and vanilla. I only used about 1 tsp sugar on top of the apples (I think recipe said 1 - 3 tsp, depending on how sweet apples are) and it was still very sweet - next time I will put less brown sugar in the topping...

Tanya Pants July 13, 2010

I'd invite you over for my leftovers, but there are none. I halved the recipe and ate the entire thing last nite it was so good. I added cinnamon to the sugar, and zapped the lemon zest (i like cinnamon). I also left out almost half of the topping because it seemed like it was too much. Now i have topping for another apple dish, but i wish i had used it here. It was wonderful.

~Bliss~ June 10, 2004

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