Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mom's Apple Crisp

My mom always made apple crisp as I was growing up. I'm from a small town where apples are plentiful in the fall. Every year they would have the "Velarde Apple Fiestas." From this came an assortment of apple desserts. My mom said she got the recipe from there many years ago and it has been a staple at our family gatherings ever since! Mmmm..I'm having a piece as I blog! Enjoy :)

Mom's Apple Crisp

1 1/2 cup oatmeal
2 cups flour
1 1/2 brown sugar
1 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans

Mix all the ingredients together until crumbly. Set aside. 

12 yellow apples
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 - 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sugar

Peel and slice the apples. Place the apples in a pot with two cups of water and cook for 15 minutes. Drain the water from the apples reserving one cup of the juice. Place the apples and the one cup of juice back into the pot. Add the lemon juice, pineapple, flour, cinnamon, sugar, and butter. Stir and cook for about 5-7 more minutes. Then place the apple filling in a glass 13x9 baking dish. Sprinkle all of the topping over the apples and bake  for 30 minutes until crust is nice and golden.