A few weeks ago, when we went to Apple Crest Farm, we picked up a 1/2 bushel of utility Cortland apples. Utility or second or hail apples are great to grab when you have the opportunity since they are sold at a reduced rate because they are ripe then or are blemished with spots from things like hail storms They are still great apples, but just are not pretty. Who cares when you are making pies or crisps or sauces with them?!?!
So we had A TON of apples. Awesome.
One day when I was at work on the weekend, Price made apple crisps with Autumn for their afternoon activity. She basically just ate the apples. ha!
Here’s the thing, I didn’t like apple crisps. Well, I figured I didn’t since I don’t like berry crisps. I don’t like the oats with the berries. It’s the flavor and texture, it’s just wrong to me. But I figured I would try Price’s to be nice since he made them, and damn, I loved it.
Since then we made 2 more crisps and we demolished them. No shame.
I wanted to use up the rest of the apples so I got to work on another big batch of apple crisps but I was low on oats. I just grabbed a box of Krusteaz‘s Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie mix to try as a substitute topping mix. I figured it’s basically the same thing!
Winner, Winner more apple crisp for dinner! (oh yeah, that’s a thing…)
This recipe makes 2 apples crisps, but if you don’t have a bunch of apples, or just don’t feel like making 2 apple crisps, then half he ingredients. Save the rest of the cookie mix for your next apple crisp!
Grab some ice cream and dig into your hot apple crisp!
Quick Oatmeal Cookie Apple Crisps
Makes 2 8×8 apple crisps
- 12 Cups Apples, peeled, cored, sliced into 1/4″ thick pieces (I needed 14 Cortland Apples)
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 Cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 package of Krusteaz Brown Sugar Cookie Mix
- Preheat your oven to 375.
- In a very large bowl or 2 medium sized bowls, combine your sliced apples with both sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, salt, and vanilla extract.
- Divide the apples between the 2 baking dishes
- Combine the melted butter and cookie mix. (You can even reuse the same bowl) Mix until the butter is thoroughly combined in the mix.
- Using your fingers, crumble the cookie mix on top of the 2 baking dishes. Ideally, you want a mix of fine, small, and large crumbles throughout.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes. Enjoy!