4 cups sliced pared tart apples (about 4 medium)
2/3-3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oats
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
light cream or vanilla ice cream
1. Preheat oven to 375°F
2. Grease 8x8x2 inch pan
3. Place apples in pan
4. Mix brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter in bowl thoroughly
5. Sprinkle mix over apples
6. Bake 30 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown
7. Serve warm with ice cream
Best Apples for Baking
Cortland: Slightly tart and juicy, these apples are great for all types of baking!
Golden Delicious: One of the best baking apples because of its ability to retain shape while baking. The soft sweet flavour goes well in any baked dish.
Granny Smith: A go-to for baking with apples. These apples are crisp, tart, and sour which makes them great for crisps, and go well when mixed with other sweet apples.
Jonathan: These apples are quite tart and full of flavour. They also maintain their shape in the oven.
Winesap: Sworn by some to be the best apple for cooking, these sweet-flavoured apples are firm and have a spicy kick to them. They serve as great baking and sauce making ingredients.
Eat but don’t bake
There are some apples that are just bad news when it comes to baking. Many of these apples fail to hold their shape in the oven, leaving behind a mushy mess. The use of these apples in a baked dish will turn a winning recipe into a failure, even when followed exactly.
Gala, Macouns, Red Delicious, Fuji, Lady