This is the kind of cozy casual dessert you can have your guests help you assemble, toss in the oven while you eat dinner, and serve warm, fresh out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream without a ton of effort or clean-up. The molasses and allspice give it a comforting old fashioned flavour, the topping is perfect and crisp,and the leftovers are awesome stirred into some oatmeal porridge the next morning.
This recipe fills an 8x8 baking dish and is enough for our family to enjoy. When making it for guests I always double the recipe and cook it in a 9x12 pan.
Peel and slice 9 apples into your baking dish.
- 1/4 cup of molasses
- and 2 tbsp of lemon juice.
Make crumb topping by combining:
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 2/3 cup of flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 Tbsp butter (if you have a kitchen scale, that's three ounces)
Sprinkle topping over apple mixture.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, and then reduce oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 more minutes.
Serve warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
If you try it, please come back and let me know what you thought. I'm sure you'll love it as much as we do!
[This is day 8 in a 31 day series about celebrating autumn. Click here for more fall ideas!]