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Simple Apple Crisp Recipe and Pretty Thrifted Plates

Simple Apple Crisp Recipe and Pretty Thrifted Plates

Warm, gooey, slightly crispy and infused with cinnamon - topped with creamy vanilla bean ice cream, homemade Apple Crisp may just be the Ultimate Comfort Dessert!

I love this simple dessert any time of the year, but especially during the fall when apples are at their peak.

And here's a little secret...this comes together so quickly, the hardest part is peeling the apples! So if you have a helper with that, you can be enjoying this yummy dessert quicker than you can say, "Trick or treat, smell my feet". Okay, well almost quicker than that :)

The crispy, buttery topping is flavored with cinnamon and gets its crunch from the oatmeal. It's pressed over the apples before baking. Some kind of magic happens when it bakes and it turns into a little bit crunchy, little bit crispy, little bit sticky topping that is the perfect complement to the tartness of the apples!

How to bake Apple Crisp

Have I convinced you yet that you have to try this today? 

Mr. Diy always gets a big smile on his face when he walks in the door and smells this baking. 

Oh yeah, heaven on a plate :)

Cake stands, English ironstone, fall dishes

Speaking of plates, what do you think of my thrift store plates?

I found the cups and saucers with a creamer, all in perfect shape, at the thrift store a couple years ago. They're a beautiful fall pattern, 'Orchard' and they're genuine Johnson Bros! I don't know anything about this pattern and I don't know how old they are but they're gorgeous and they had to come home with me!!
Using Ironstone

I swear, every time I find some ironstone at the Goodwill made by Johnson Bros or Adams or Meakin (you know, the authentic English stuff) I feel like I just struck gold, and I kinda squeal and do a little happy dance right there in the store!!

The little gold cake stand was a Goodwill find also! For only a couple bucks! I was thrilled as I seem to have started yet another collection - cake stands :)

I use this one beside my stove as it's the perfect size to keep my salt, pepper and olive oil on - things I use in everyday cooking.  I love seeing the usefulness and functionality of items that would otherwise be kept behind cupboard doors. In this case, this beautiful little gem is actually making my life easier by corralling items I use everyday and want to keep close to hand.

Oh dear, I'm off on a rabbit trail, aren't I?

Ok, back to the Apple Crisp :)

Here is the recipe because I know you are going to want to pin this or copy it and make it yourself! And just in case you were wondering, this is one of the amazing recipes from my mom's kitchen :)

Apple Crisp Recipe
5 cups peeled apples, sliced thin
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup rolled oats (I like the Old Fashioned but you can use the Quick Cook as well)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup cold margarine or butter, cut into pieces

Spray baking dish with Pam and add apples in an even layer
Sprinkle apples lightly with lemon juice
In a bowl combine brown sugar, flour, rolled oats & cinnamon. Mix well. Cut in cold margarine until crumbly using pastry blender
Press mixture over apples
Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until top is lightly browned and apples are bubbly.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

MMmmm, come back and thank me for sharing. I really love reading all your comments and appreciate each and every one! It really makes my day :)

p.s. Enjoy the wonderful cool weather wherever you are. Grab your honey and go for a nice long walk tonight. Hold hands and talk about...well, whatever! Just enjoy being together and talking and thankful for the blessing of one another :)

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  1. Oh ,I'm definitely going to make it this weekend!

  2. I like this for two reasons. Your plates are gorgeous, totally and completely. AND I can easily make this gluten free and it looks too tasty to not try!

    1. Thanks Allison, I sure hope you try is sooooo yummy :) Have a wonderful weekend!


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