In Autumn, the air becomes crisp and apples are in season once again. When slicing the apples for this satisfying dessert, notice the crisp sound and be reminded of the crisp breezes of Fall.
Apples are a traditional food of the Goddess, and reveal a pentacle when cut horizontally. While this dessert is baking ,take a deep breath and let the smell of apples and cinnamon remind you of the bounty the Earth offers during this season of Harvest.
- 5 large apples (preferably Cortland Apples), peeled and sliced thin
- 1/4 cup water
- juice from 1/2 of a lemon
- 1 cup flour (or Gluten Free flour)
- 1 cup rolled oats (uncooked)
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine apples with water and lemon juice in a deep medium size baking dish. Set aside.
- Combine flour, oats, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts to form a crumb mixture.
- Distribute evenly over apples in baking dish.
- Bake, uncovered 45 min – 1 hour, until edges bubble and top is a deep golden brown.
- Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.