August 28, 2012

Apple Crisp and Instagram

Within the first week of school, I was given 6 apples by students.  Also?  An official KLOVE Certificate of Appreciation for the Teacher (I already like that kid).

While my eating habits may be labeled as "poor" at best, I do try to eat an apple everyday.  Apples stay good for awhile, I can keep one on my desk at school, and they are low-maintenance to eat.  I rarely go through the hassle of washing them.   I like to think of it as building up my immune system.  (Currently, I'm fighting off a cold, so I probably shouldn't recommend my attempted methods at "health".)

Anyway, the apples I sat staring at for a few days made me think that I need to share my Apple Crisp recipe.  This was a go-to comfort dessert that my mom made all the time.  Once I was old enough to use a knife, I started making it myself.  It's my favorite fall dessert.  Oh, my parents top it with ice cream.  But I think fruit and ice cream together is gross.  Ice cream and Oreos belong together.  Not ice cream and apples.

Apple Crisp
makes an 8x8 pan (double for a 9x13)

3 large baking apples, peeled and sliced into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 t. vanilla
1/8 t. salt
4 T softened butter

In a bowl, mixed together everything but the apples.  Mash/cut the butter in (I use a fork) until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Spray the bottom and sides of an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.  Spread the apples over the bottom of the pan.  Top with the oat mixture and spread it out evenly.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  The top should be a bit browned when you pull it out.

Me in my favorite coat.  It feels like a sweatshirt but looks professional.

I love plaid.  
When I came home with this phone case about 6 weeks ago, I didn't know Scott was sitting in the dining room.  I was in the kitchen taking it out of the package and I said, "Oh my.  You are just the most gorgeous thing ever, aren't you?"  To my phone case.  Scott said, "Huh?" from the other side of the wall.
Startled me, to say the least.  

Sure, I talk to pretty inanimate objects.

Like this beautiful coffee cozy.  Custom-made by Kelly!

I have a season pass to the fair.  Plus lots of meal tickets.  I'm eatin' for free this weekend.

Also this weekend?
My parents come to town and I have to make this place look like a grown human being has been living here.  Yeah, okay.


  1. bahaha oh Kristin, I would totally say the same thing to a new phone cover. I've been known to say similar things to new running shoes. I love that plaid coat, so cute. Yummmm to the apple crisp. I eat an apple every day too and I may need to make that sometime now

  2. apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts in the fall! and 6 apples? that is a good sign. and so exciting your parents are coming!!

  3. I'm pretty sure that we have the same apple crisp recipe!! I was daydreaming about when would be an acceptable time for our first apple orchard outing of the season and how I am SOOOOOOOO excited to make apple crisp-- YUM!!

    TOO funny about your cell phone case convo ;-) Love it! So glad ya like your coffee cozy too!

  4. My mom used to make apple crisp all the time (with ice cream!) when I was a kid as well, and I love making it now - except I don't peel my apples.

    One, because I'm lazy, and two, because I like how they get kinda chewy while they bake. :)

  5. I love apple crisp! It's my favorite dessert, since I'm not really a cake or pie fan. And I love your theory about not washing your apples helping your immune system. Sounds like the kind of reasoning I would use!

  6. Looking forward to apple picking and making this yummy dessert ;)

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  7. That looks SOOO good! I'm so going to try this recipe!

    I'm your newest follower from the GFC blog hop :)

  8. First off, holy yum! That looks like such a good recipe. I love that yellow bag of yours. And that coat is awesome. Have fun at the state fair!! That will be so much fun! I can't wait to hear about it!

  9. Yum! I have a few apples that are starting to bruise (and I wont eat that way) so maybe I'll make this tonight.

    Have fun at the fair!

  10. Hmmm, I talk to inanimate cute objects and cute furry animals like my kitties.

  11. crisp. I hope you feel better!

  12. How'd I miss this apple crisp?! Looks amazing; I'm SO ready for Auguest to be over and fall to roll on in.


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