Pre-Hurricane Apple Crisp

Today was an absolutely wonderful Saturday! I woke up without an alarm, totally forgot to set one, and rolled out of bed at 7:30AM. I immediately checked my phone to see what gym classes were offered this morning and saw that there was an 8AM spin class. I instantly kicked myself into high gear, got dressed, took Theodore outside, and headed to the gym for a workout.

The spin class was awesome! The instructor was funkalicious, playing lots of funk, soul, and hip hop music. It was exactly how I wanted to start off my weekend.

After my class I woke up Neal and we took Theodore for a walk. On our walk we stopped off at Mr. Smoothie for a breakfast smoothie and then headed over to the Rockville Farmers Market. It was Theodore’s first time at the farmers market and he did very well! At the market I picked up apples, poblano peppers, and 2 butternut squash.

After an early afternoon at a soccer game, Neal and I headed home for the rest of the day.  A cool apartment and a warm blanket were exactly what I needed… I knocked out for a good 2 hour nap.  It. Was. Perfect!  When I woke up however I had the hankering to bake… so I did what any pre-hurricane preparing woman would do, I headed to the grocery store to get ingredients for an apple crisp.

Thankfully the grocery store wasn’t too crazy, but the aftermath of the day’s customers was evident.  The cereal shelves and water shelves were wipped clean, which made sense, but the one isle I couldn’t figure out was the soup isle.  Now I know people may have gas stoves or camping stoves, but most people in DC live in apartments so I can’t help but wonder why they thought buying soup pre-storm was a good idea.  Maybe I’m just out of the loop…

Hurricane Sandy

So with ingredients in hand, I got to baking.  Neal and I don’t think there’s much better than a hot apple crisp on a fall day.  Although the storm is headed this way, I figured baking wasn’t the worst thing I could be doing on a Saturday night.

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp Ingredients

5 apples

1/3 cup of white sugar

3 tbsp flour

1/2 tbsp cinnamon

2 sticks of butter, room temputure

1 cup of brown sugar

1 cup of oatmeal

1 1/2 cup of flour

1 tbsp cinnamon


Begin by pre-heating your oven to 375 degrees.  Next peel and slice your apples.

Apple Crisp

Next mix the 3 tbsp of flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, and 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon with the apples and move into a baking dish (or combine in the baking dish as I did).

Apple Crisp

Next prepare your crisp topping.  Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of oatmeal, and 1 tbsp of cinnamon.

Apple Crisp Topping

Mix well and then crumble on top of the apples.

Maryland Apple Crisp

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

apple crisp

I served immediately and topped with light vanilla bean ice cream. Nothing better than hot apple crisp and ice cream!

apple crisp and ice cream

What is your favorite taste of fall?

Apple Crisp and Ice Cream


  1. says

    Thankfully, we never lost power so all of those canned goods we stocked up on will have to get eaten sometime :P We bought a couple cans of Annie’s spaghettios and ravioli thinking that even if we couldn’t warm them up they’d be pretty decent… Apple crisp + vanilla ice cream is one of my favorite desserts, all year! Especially when the ice cream starts to melt, mmm :)

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