A Rustic Apple Crisp.

You all know how I adore a rustic fare. For me, cobbler is the perfect expression of myself thru food.  I adore everything about it's Southern, rustic, fruitful, sweet, hearty wholesomeness. My favorite waivers between apple and cherry, I go back & forth each time I have one or the other, so I imagine I like them both absolutely equally. That seems all fair in the world of food choices, no?

Fully aware of my constant cobbler debate, Mom decided upon Apple Cobbler for a post-holiday dinner dessert this year. Oh joy! So as I write this post, I must say I'm skewing much towards the side of apple cobbler as a favorite once again. The apples were crisp and even in the wintry chill, reminded me of a perfect Fall day in North Carolina.

This recipe was well, adapted we shall say,  from a basic recipe, mostly because I'm not the best at following instructions and I got a bit ambitious with the initial mixing of ingredients. But much to my delight, it's hard to mess up a hearty cobbler and so I shall share our delicious mishap with you too.

 

Rustic Apple Crisp

Toss together the following ingredients in a lovely mixing bowl. This will be the inside of your cobbler. Spray a glass baking dish & fill with the below: 6 small granny smith apples, in thin slices. 4 TBSP flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg Sprinkling of salt

Mix the following ingredients together for the crumbly topping to pile atop the apple mixture: 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 6 TBSP salted butter in pats 2/3 cups oats 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Bake in oven at 350F degrees for 30-40 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Top with caramel sauce for even more oooh's & aaaah's.