I just learned that yesterday, September 26, was Johnny Chapman's birthday. You might know him better as Johnny Appleseed. My daughter, who is in second grade, had an optional assignment this week to celebrate Johnny's birthday by using apples in a recipe and sharing said recipe with her teacher. We had so much fun with this assignment! I taught her how to make my favorite apple crisp and took many photos of the process. My favorites are included in this post. The recipe is as follows:
- 4 cups tart apples, peeled and diced (about 4 medium apples)
- 2/3 cups (5 1/8 ounces) packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (2 1/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (1 ounce) oats
- 1/3 cup (1 1/4 ounces) chopped pecans, optional
- 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 dash ground cinnamon
- 1 large pinch salt
- 1/3 cup (2 5/8 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Arrange apples in greased, square pan, 8x8x2 inches.
- Mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle over apples.
- Bake until topping is golden brown and apples are tender, about 30 minutes.
- Serve warm, and, if desired, with whipped cream or ice cream.