Monday, September 24, 2012

Cooking with Food Storage: Easy Apple Crisp

This is one of my favorite food storage desserts.  It is quick and very easy to make, uses shelf stable ingredients and bakes really well in the Sun Oven as well as a Cardboard Box Oven.  If you would like to see how to cook with a Sun Oven or a Cardboard Box Oven, click on the links.

Here is the recipe for Apple Crisp:
1 cup oats (I have used oat groats  - I grind them myself, I have also used quick cook oats.)
1/3 cup flour (Whole wheat flour works well here.)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves or all spice. (Sometimes I use apple pie spice instead.)
1/3 cup butter (You can learn how to make your own butter here.  You can also use Red Feather Canned Butter. Of course, it is just as good with fresh butter from the store!)

1 - 2 cans Apple Pie Filling. (The amount you use depends on weather you like your apple crisp top heavy or bottom heavy.  I like mine bottom heavy so I usually use two jars - I can my own.)
1 tsp cinnamon (I don't add this.)

Prepare the Filling
Grease the bottom of a nine inch square pan.  I use Pam cooking spray. Put the cans of apple pie filling in the bottom of the pan. If you are using the cinnamon, sprinkle it on top of the filling.

Prepare the Topping
Mixing the topping ingredients together works better if the butter is soft and close to room temperature. Place all the topping ingredients into a bowl.  Mix well. Sometimes I use two knives and cut the butter into the other ingredients.  Sometimes I just use a fork. The topping should look crumbly when it is ready.

Spread the topping evenly over the apple pie filling. At this point, I usually add a bit more cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes and it's done!  If you use a Sun Oven (or a cardboard box oven), try baking it at 350 degrees for about 60 minutes or until bubbly. 

I must apologize for not having a picture of the finished product. Dinner was ready and I got busy setting the table. I forgot about the picture until after dinner. By that time, the finished apple crisp was just a happy memory!

You can take it from me, it was really good!

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