For the Filling:
6 cups of apples cubed or sliced (leave apples unpeeled, but remove the core)
- 6 cups of chopped apples is about 6 large apples; 8 medium apples
- Don’t cut the apple pieces too small. Instead, make medium cubes/chunks like you would find in apple pie.
- If you don’t have apples you can substitute berries or pears.
- Any apple or combination of variety will work.
1 TBSP pure maple syrup (you can sub brown or white sugar if you don’t have maple syrup)
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tsp cinnamon
For The Topping:
1⁄2 cup all purpose flour
1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1 cup old fashioned oats
1⁄3 cup sugar
1⁄2 tsp cinnamon + 1⁄2 tsp ground nutmeg // or 1 tsp cinnamon if you don’t have nutmeg
1⁄4 tsp kosher salt
6 TBSP room temperature unsalted butter. Cut butter into 1 TBSP pieces, then cut these pieces in half.
Plus a little more butter for greasing the pan
Optional: Vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream for topping!
Step 1: Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Butter the bottom and sides of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. A smaller baking dish is ok.
Step 3: Place the chopped apples in the baking dish. Stir in the cinnamon, maple syrup, and lemon.
Step 4: Make the topping:
- In a large bowl mix together the flour, nuts (if using), oats, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg (if using), and salt.
- Work the butter pieces into the oat mixture with your hands or a fork. Alternatively you can mix the butter into the oats with a food processor. It will be chunky.
- Sprinkle the topping over the apples.
- Bake until topping is golden brown and the apples are tender when pierced with a fork, about 45 minutes. Serve with ice cream and/or whipped cream if desired!