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Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp is a family favorite. I have tried different recipes over the years, but mine is basic and easy. It can be cooked in the oven or in a dutch oven.


5-6 Granny Smith Apples
2 T Cinnamon
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Flour
2 cups Oats


Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 9×13 pan. Core, peel and slice the apples into bite size pieces and place in a mixing bowl. Add cinnamon and brown sugar. Stir until all of the apples are evenly coated. Pour into the pan and evenly spread out.

In the mixing bowl you just emptied combined butter, sugar, and flour and cut with a pastry cutter or fork until crumbly. Stir in oats.

Sprinkle mixture over the apple mixture and bake for 30 minutes. Serve with whipping cream or ice cream.

Sweet & Spicy Apple Bars

I love playing with recipes. Several years ago we went to Gardener Village in West Jordan, Utah and one of the shops had Carmel Apple Bars. This is a play off of that bar. The sweet is the caramel sauce and the spicy is the cinnamon and clove essential oil. There is a tart note that  comes for the Granny Smith Apple. This is a playful and tasty dessert.


1 1/2 cups Unsalted Butter
1 1/2 cups Sugar
4 cups Flour

Combine sugar and flour in bowl. Cut in butter with a fork until crumbly. Press 3/4 of the mixture into a cookie sheet.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


1/2 cup Water
1 cup Brown Sugar
2-3 drops doTerra Cinnamon
1-2 drops doTerra Clove Bud
6 Granny Smith Apples (approximately 3 cups)

Peel, slice, and cut apples. In a medium sauce pan combined water, sugar, and essential oils. Bring to a boil. Stir in Apples. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining  crust.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until lightly brown.

Cool for 10 – 15 minutes and top with caramel sauce. Use your favorite or 1/2 of the recipe below.

Simple Carmel Sauce

1 cup Butter
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 cups Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. On medium heat bring to a boil, stirring continually. Boil for 5 mins until thick. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.