Super Simple (and Impressive) Apple Crisp
Hope you ladies are having a great week! A few weeks ago we took a trip to the apple orchard/pumpkin patch in the New York countryside. It was so much fun, and Sophia loved picking out pumpkins and apples to bring home with us. 
We payed a whopping $30 to pick apples that didn’t even look that impressive yet (it was early in the season). I thought it was a complete waste of money, but we had fun, so I forgot about it and threw our bag of apples in the fridge. Later that day, my mom had mentioned she only makes apple pies/crisp with McIntosh apples, which happened to be what we picked. I decided I would give it a shot – the worst that could happen was I spend the afternoon baking, and throw the results in the garbage (which I was planning to do with the apples, anyway). Woah. I was wrong – these apples were perfect to bake with. This recipe is super simple (I was a bit intimidated b/c I had never baked an apple crisp, or any crisp for that matter), and very impressive! To make peeling the 10 cups of apples easier, I used my favorite kitchen gadget – seriously this thing is amazing. It peels AND cores the apples for you. If you are going somewhere and need to bring a dessert, I highly recommend this – major crowd pleaser! My hubby and I ate the entire dish in one weekend…oops. I can’t wait to make it again for Thanksgiving. 
8-10 cups of apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (this is where my favorite tool comes in SUPER handy!) 
1 cup white sugar 
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 cup water 
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar 
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Place the sliced apples in a baking dish or 9×13 pan
3. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, and cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples
4. Pour water evenly over all
5. Combine oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and butter together (mix well with a spatula). Crumble evenly over top of apple mixture. 
6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes (ovens may vary, but I baked mine for exactly 45 minutes)
Please try this recipe, and let me know what you think! You will not be disappointed!

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