Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is delicious!! I use vanilla ice cream to top this one! ; )
- 3⁄4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
- 2 cups unbleached flour
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 5 large apples (2 to 3 pounds --preferably Granny Smith--pippin or other tart variety)
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon grated lemons, zest of or 1⁄2-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 -3 tablespoon sugar (depending upon tartness of apples)
- whipped cream, optional
- frozen yogurt or vanilla ice cream (optional)
- To prepare topping, mix oats and flour in medium mixing bowl.
- Stir in brown sugar.
- Cut in butter with pastry blender or fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Set aside.
- To prepare apples, peel, core and slice apples and place in shallow, 2-quart ovenproof dish.
- Sprinkle lemon zest over apples and then sugar, amount depending upon tartness of apples.
- Sprinkle prepared topping over apples, covering them completely.
- Bake at 350 degrees until topping is golden and apples are tender when pierced with tip of sharp knife, 30 to 45 minutes.
- If topping browns before apples are tender, cover with aluminum foil and lower temperature to 325 degrees.
- Bake until apples are tender.
- Serve hot or at room temperature with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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!
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...
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.