Welcome to fall and the harvest season. I have been waiting and waiting for time to go to the apple orchard to get fresh and delicious apples to play around with this idea. I based my recipe on a similar recipe shared on this site called Cinnamon Apple Crisp, but I had to change it up to make it a Family Award Winning Recipe. And since I've made 3 batches in a week and am still getting asked for more, I think it is award winning! The biggest secret here is having a variety of apples to add texture and flavor surprises. Oops, guess it's not a secret any more!
1preheat oven to 375. Spray 9X13 pan with cooking spray.
2peel and slice apples right into the pan. Mix it up so that you don't have only one variety of apple in a spot. I just dump all the apples on the counter and start peeling. Of course I save all the peels and cores to either put out to feed wild life or to put in the compost pile.
3feel free to adjust the amount or variety of apples to fit your tastes or the main motivation what is on hand. Honey Crip are sweet, Fuji and Stamen Winesap are more tart/spicy, but if you like all sweet then do that, if you like all tart, then do that.
4cover the apples in the pan with the sugar. This is just a guestimate of how much sugar to use, because I just grab handfuls of sugar and sprinkle on top until all the apples are covered. After this, sprinkle with the cinnamon.
5mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl while you are melting butter in the microwave. A stick of cold butter will usually melt in 1 minute in my microwave.
6mix butter into dry ingredients. You can try to be delicate and mix with a fork, but it works best if you use your hands to get everything blended together and moist.
7sprinkle your "crisp" over your apples. Again I use my hand so I can make sure that everything is covered an there are no large globs of crisp.
8Bake in 375 oven for 30-40 minutes. You should check it at 30 but I have found that every time I make this I do not like how it looks so I cook it 5 minutes longer, check again to make sure it isn't burning then it goes back in again for 5 more minutes making a total cooking time of 40 minutes.