My mother sent me this recipe some time ago, but I never got around to trying it. It is similar to Apple Crisp, but sweeter. My family loved this dessert. It is especially good served warm with ice cream of whipped cream. Best of all, it is really easy to prepare. I think next time I will increase the apples to 7 or 8 granny smith apples from the 5 I used this time.
Here is the recipe:
Mennonite Apple Crumble
Serves 5 | adapted from an old Mennonite Recipe Book
- 3/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 5-8 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into bite size pieces
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
Melt the butter. In a small bowl, combine the oatmeal, sugar, baking soda and stir. Add the melted butter and stir into the oatmeal mixture. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt and stir to combine. Add the apple pieces and stir to coat with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Evenly spread the apple mixture in a greased baking dish (spray with Pam). Top the apples with the oatmeal topping and gently press the crumble over the apples.
Bake at 375 F for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.