Sometimes the bag of apples we bring home from the grocery doesn’t exactly turn out to be the picture perfect bunch we hoped it to be. Once you take them out of the bag, you see the bruises and signs of over-ripening. When the children notice these marks, the apples become less than appealing as a snack.
What to do when half the bag turns out over-ripe or bruised?
6 cups sliced, peeled apples
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
(1) Preheat oven to 375’F. In a 2-quart baking dish, combined apples and sugar. Set aside.
(2) For topping, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over apple mixture.
(3) Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until topping is golden.
Note: To make ahead, follow the procedure until step 2, then refrigerate. Add 5 minutes to the baking time. This recipe is also good for when company’s coming and you need dessert in a pinch. Just serve with ice cream! (I’ll post my homemade ice cream next time)
Get creative and try this dessert! Once you serve it after dinner, they’ll never know it was made from the apples they said ‘no’ to earlier.