I visited our local farmer’s market on Saturday and somehow came home with a bushel of Northern Spy apples. I had only intended on a few items but soon I was making my Japanese exchange students carry a bushel of apples around… These poor boys had no idea that being a pack mule was part of their Canadian experience!

Then something struck me around 9pm that night… I actually have to do something with these things! Before they rot on my kitchen floor anyway.

When hubby and I were first married, I was much more like Martha Stewart. Fifteen years and four kids later… I’m more like… well… the opposite!

So at a few minutes after 10pm, I popped this sucker into the oven.

If that wasn’t a miracle in of itself… I did it again last night. Of course it was again after 9pm. Martha must be doing some crazy voodoo stuff to me as she’s getting ready for bed. The house was soon filled with the wonderful aroma of apples & cinnamon and all around yummy goodness!

Strangely enough, by the time I got up and downstairs to see the kids off to school this morning… this is all that was left!

It must be good!! Why don’t you give it a try….


10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water

1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted


Place the sliced apples in a 9×13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all.
Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.

Before you get all, “WOW, Shash is such a baking genius!” I own very few cookbooks, I’m a regular user of online recipe sites, like where this one came from, Allrecipes.com!

p.s. I added a basket of Strawberries to the first batch I made. 🙂

Voila! A Yummy Fall Food


I'm the Cool Mom of 4, Married to the Preacher Man, but at times I'm a little more Sass than Saint!

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  1. I'm not really a fan of cooked apples but this looks yummy! You can make any kind of fruit crisp you want which I love!

  2. Keep up the good baking Shannon, I have tons of recipes that you can use. lol

  3. WOW, Shash is such a baking genius!

    Making this tomorrow! Thanks!

  4. The fantastic thing about apples is that they're so easy to bake with. I took the boys apple picking last month. 17 pounds later (I know, What the What?) I was desperate to make ANYTHING. We ate a lotta apple crumble – it was delish.

  5. I used to be Martha too! Every night shift I would bake something yummy for the guys (and 1 girl) on my husband's squad – but that was before we had children 🙂

    I'm definitely making an apple crisp this weekend. This looks AMAZING!

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