I was going to make apple crisp the other night but then I came across this recipe in my The New Good Houskeeping Cookbook and thought I would give it a try. Well, when Randy looked at this dessert in the pan he said, "That's not apple crisp, is it? I said, "It is similiar to apple crisp and you should try it before you decide whether you like it or not." Randy did try this and did not really care for it. On Saturday night I set to making the original apple crisp recipe that I usually do and this went over well with Randy. So I guess instead of straying away and trying something different I will just stick to the original.
Crunchy Apple Dessert
4 large cooking apples (McIntosh apples from the orchard in Mexico, NY)
1/4 cup golden raisins
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel apples and cut each in half; remove cores and slice apples. Grease an 8"x8" baking dish. Combine apple slices, raisins, and lemon juice in baking dish.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Remove from heat, stir in oats and remaining ingredients until mixture forms large crumbs
Spoon oat mixture on top of apple mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is crisp and lightly browned. Serve warmed or chilled.