2tablespoons sugardepending on tartness of apples may use up to 4 tablespoons
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Coat a square baking dish with cooking spray. Place the apples in the dish and sprinkle with the lemon juice and sugar. Adjust the amount of sugar according to the sweetness of the apples.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix with a fork until well combined. Sprinkle over apples.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the apples are tender.
Serve hot or warm with ice cream, whipped cream, or Half and Half.
Choose cooking apples such as Granny Smiths, Honeycrisps, or Golden Delicious in this recipe.
Taste your apples and if they're a bit tart, use the full amount of sugar; if they're sweet, use less.
You’ll need rolled or "old fashioned" breakfast oats. Do not use instant or steel cut oats for this recipe.
The apples can be cut either into chunks or thin slices. Just make sure all your pieces are similar sizes so that they all cook in the same amount of time.
Test for doneness with a fork or knife. You should feel little to no resistance from the apples if they're done all the way through.
Let the crisp rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Serve hot or warm with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of cream.
This recipe easily doubles or triples. Make sure to increase the size of your baking dish to accommodate a larger recipe.To make ahead, add everything to the baking dish except the topping. Make the topping and put it in a separate container. Store both in the fridge. When you're ready to bake the crisp, remove both the fruit and topping from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Then top your crisp and bake it!Store any leftovers, well covered, in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in the oven or microwave. Note that the topping won't be as crispy after reheating.