Not bad for just starting out!
Now that we have done our prep, begin preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Then take your apples and dice them into bite size pieces.
These apples have been cut for 24 hours and still have great green coloring. To continue to maintain the freshness, put about 2 tbsp of lemon juice into a bowl and then combine your diced apples, mixing the lemon juice into the apples again. Add 4 1/2 tbsp of sugar, 1/4 c flour, 1 tbsp of allspice, a few dashes of nutmeg and mix together.
Take a 8x8 in square pan or a pie plate and coat with oil. Pour seasoned apples into dish. Cut 2 tbsp of butter into small pieces and cover the apples with the butter.
Set this aside and in a separate bowl you are going to make the topping. Combine 3/4 c of oats with 1/2 c of brown sugar. Cole and I are huge fans of brown sugar, so every time we bake with it, we take a spoon full for ourselves too!
After you have added the brown sugar, add 3 tbsp of flour and mix all together.
Take another 6 tbsp of cold butter and dice into small pieces. Combine the butter with the topping mixture and continue to softly mix together. I like to add a few dashes of cinnamon and ground cloves as well for a more flavorful taste! Once the topping is complete with add-ins, pour evenly over the seasoned apples.
Place in the center rack of the oven for even baking for 40-45 minutes.
You will know it is done when the topping is dark golden brown and the apples are bubbling.
Cool slightly and grab a fork to start eating!
Scoop into bowls for serving. Enjoy alone, with ice cream or whipped cream!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with the buttery crisp-topped fruit dessert, knowing it has your oats to convince yourself it can be called slightly healthy too! Happy baking, and eating too!