Fall is my favourite time of year. I love the smells of apple, cinnamon and pumpkin. My family lives in the countryside and we have two apple trees. I just picked a basket of apples and will continue to pick until they are gone.
Whether you grab some apples from your apple tree, farmers market, orchard or grocery store … I hope that you enjoy trying some of my families favourite apple recipes.
In the next number of days, I am going to share some APPLE recipes for you to try with your family. The smells will fill your home with the lovely smell of fall!
Over the the years, I have picked a lot of apples from my trees and made many crisps and pies for my freezer. It’s nice to have crisps in your freezer, as they are easy to throw in the oven if company comes unannounced. They are easy, and they taste and smell great! The only issue is that my hands give me trouble and hurt when I peel and core apples … for me it does cause a lot of pain! Therefore, my husband bought me this little contraption to save my hands. It is wonderful at saving time and it also saves my hands! You can see if you can find one in your local community, if not you can click on the photo to get more information about them.
- 8-10 Apples
- 1/2 cup Brown Rice Flour
- 1/2 cup Gluten Free Oat Flour
- 1 cup Gluten Free Oats
- 1/2 cup Pecans coursely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter or Substitue for Dairy Free if preferred
- Place peeled, cored and sliced apples into a pie plate. Fill sliced apples to the top of the plate. Depending on the size of your pie plate and the apples, you wil need approxiamtely 8 to 10 apples.
- Measure all the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir well.
- Take cold butter from the fridge and cut it into small pieces on top of the dry ingredients.
- With your hands rub the butter into the dry ingredients with a rubbing motion until the larger cubes of butter have disappeared and the flour mixture is now crumbly.
- Take the crumbled mixture and sprinkle it on top of the apples.
- Bake in a 350 F degree oven for 45 minutes.
- You will know the crumble is done when the apples are soft and the top of the crumble is golden.
- Serve warm. Enjoy!
Save your hands! If peeling and coring apples hurts your hands, like me … try out this handy contraption that makes it easy on your hands and quicker. Enjoy!
Keep an eye out for a number of apple recipes on my blog this next week.