Looking for a warm, comforting dessert that tastes heavenly with vanilla ice cream? This is the recipe for you. Juicy apples, sweetened with some sugar tossed with tart cranberries and topped with a crumbly mixture of flour, oats, brown sugar, nuts and butter - what more could one ask for.... This is the perfect fall dessert but can be made any time really. I made this for a party so some hurried pictures were taken but it was a dessert that both, the kids and adults enjoyed.
Apples (I used a mix of granny smith and red delicious) - 4 or 5, peeled, cored and cut into half inch pieces
Sugar - 1/4 cup, or to taste depending on how tart/sweet the apples are
Dried Cranberries (Craisins) - 1/4 cup (optional)
All purpose flour - half cup
Regular oats - half cup
Walnuts - 1/3 cup, chopped finely
Brown sugar - half cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon - half tsp (optional)
Butter - 5 to 6 tbsp, softened
1) Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a large casserole dish.
2) In a large bowl combine the filling ingredients - apple, sugar, cranberries and place in the casserole.
3) Combine the ingredients for the topping until crumbly in a separate bowl and spread over the apple mixture (to cover it).
4) Bake the mixture for about 35 to 45 minutse or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream!