This recipe has no added sugar even though it was from before that was a thing. If you are using sweet apples, you really don't need it. If your apples are tart or you just can't imagine an apple crisp without a little extra sugar, feel free to add a few tablespoons of brown sugar. I made mine just as it was written though and added a dollop of fresh lightly-sweetened whipped cream and was happy as a clam.
The note on my great-grandma's recipe say "this is kind of a quick treat or an easy dessert. Maybe it is served by scooping from pan since it won't cut into even squares." I know I found it to be an excellent treat. I served up one scoop for a picture before dinner (these darn shorter days are making it harder to get a picture with semi-decent lighting!) and I couldn't keep from picking at it once I got started. Mmmm. There is just something about the warm apples and crispy oat topping that kept my hands going back for more!
Great-Grandma Peggy's Apple Crisp
4 cups sliced cooking apples
1 T lemon juice
1/3 cup sifted flour
1 cup uncooked oats
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup melted butter
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Place apples in a greased shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine dry ingredients. Add melted butter and mix til crumbly. Sprinkle crumb mixture over apples.
- Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes or until apples are tender.