Cool, Fall Days Call for Apple Crisp

As I walked our dog along the creek, I couldn’t help but think of all the things I love about early fall.  I love how the morning air is crisp and cool but the afternoon temperatures are pleasantly warm without all of the humidity we experience in the heat of summer.  I get a kick out of watching children play touch football in our backyard.  I enjoy decorating for fall and picking pumpkins.  I marvel at the number of Monarchs resting on my flowers and delight when I find their eggs on the backside of leaves.  I find beauty in the countryside as crops mature and leaves begin to turn color.

Most of all, I enjoy the fruits of this season.  There’s nothing better than fresh apple cider and all of the wonderful home-made treats that are synonymous (at least to me) with fall harvest.  My mom made the following recipe last weekend, and I thought it was simply delicious.  I hope you’ll agree!

What do you enjoy most about fall?

Apple Crisp


Mix together:

Mix together, then pour into a 9x13 pan:

  • 5 c. sliced apples
  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • 1 T. flour
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon


Then mix the following ingredient together:

  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • ¾ c. margarine, melted
  • 1 c. oatmeal
  • 1 c. flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. baking power


  • Pour the dry ingredients over the apple mixture.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until topping is brown.