Okay, so I may have oversold this recipe just a tad with the post title, but I promise, it is really good. If you like apples. And crisp, buttery desserts. (And if you don't like either of those things, then my friend, I feel sorry for you.)
But, if you're hankering for a delicious, spot-hitting, fall-appropriate, coffee-complimenting sweet treat, then girlies, you've come to the right place.
4 medium tart cooking apples, sliced thinly (I actually use mixture of granny smith and honeycrisp or gala.)
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Cream or ice cream if desired, (and trust me, you should desire it.)
Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening or non-stick cooking spray. (I use the spray to spare calories. I like my calories where I can taste 'em...in the butter!)
Spread apples in greased pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients except cream until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.
|I recommend sipping a pumpkin spice latte while assembling this dessert. I find it yields a better outcome ; )|
Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped topping!