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Scrumptious Apple Crisp



At Little Sprouts we’ve been exploring apples for the last few weeks.  Each family brought a couple of apples a while back and we used them for sorting, counting, color recognition, and all kinds of math activities.  We also did a taste comparison with the different kind of apples and charted our results.  As our apple discovery is winding down, we used the rest of our apples to make a Scrumptious Apple Crisp. 

Even though someone recently called me psychotic for letting the kids cut apples, I again gave them butter knives to cut the apples  into pieces.  No toddlers were harmed in the making of this recipe! 

cutting apples for pie

cutting apples

cutting pie apples

After all the apples were cut up, the kids placed them in our bowl.

apple pie making

Next we mixed sugar and flour with the apples for the filling of the crisp.  We use raw sugar in our recipes, that’s why the sugar is brown.

cooking with kids

stirring apple pie

apple crisp filling

After the apples were coated and poured into the baking dish, we mixed the crumble topping in the same bowl.  On a side note, you could add some cinnamon or pie spices to this mix.  I do not because I am allergic to cinnamon, even the smell.

crumble topping

For the crumble topping we mixed old fashioned rolled oats, whole wheat flour, and butter together and poured it on top of the fruit mixture.


butter for crisp topping

stirring apple crisp topping

cooking with kids apple crisp

cooking apple crisp with kids

apple crisp cooking with kids

After we baked our Scrumptious Apple Crisp, we enjoyed it for lunch.  It was amazing!  Kids LOVE cooking and they LOVE eating things they cooked themselves.

Scrumptious Apple Crisp
Crust-less apple pie with crumb topping.
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For filling
  1. 7 assorted apples
  2. 1/3 cup raw sugar
  3. 2 T. whole wheat flour
For topping
  1. 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  2. 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  3. 1/3 cup raw sugar
  4. 1/2 stick butter cut into small cubes
  1. Slice apples into small pieces. Add sugar and flour and mix well.
  2. Pour into deep baking dish.
  3. Mix oats, flour, sugar, and butter until butter is fully coated.
  4. Pour topping over apple mixture.
  5. Bake at 375 for at least an hour or until apple filling is bubbly and top is browned.
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