For making apple crisp use firm cooking apples — Rome Beauty, Baldwin, Jonathan, Braeburn, or Jonagold.
YOU WILL NEED:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup each of granulated sugar and brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) chilled butter or margarine cut into small pieces
7 cups peeled diced apples (about 3 pounds)
3 tablespoons apple juice or cider
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Lightly coat eight-inch baking dish with cooking spray or oil and set aside.
In a bowl combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well blended.
Cut in chilled butter using a pastry blender or clean fingers until the mixture is crumbly.
In another bowl combine apples, apple juice and cranberries. Spoon the apple mixture into prepared pan.
Sprinkle with crumb mixture.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Makes 9 servings