Apple Crumb Squares…an easy way to make an Apple Crisp like dessert.
A wonderful recipe just in time for Fall. I can picture Fall now can’t you? The sound of fallen leaves being crunched beneath peoples shoes as they walk by, the crisp breeze blowing, Saturday’s spent watching college football & baking of course (we mustn’t leave that out). Yes, Fall is beginning to creep in & I’ve got my mind set on baking with apples & pumpkin so I wanted to share my favorite apple recipe with you!
So technically this recipe is called Apple Crumb Squares but I always refer to it as Apple Crisp. It’s my easy version of Apple Crisp, just how I like it. No cutting up apples, no peeling them. Guess what this recipe uses instead……….wait for it……….applesauce! Yup, it doesn’t get much easier than opening up a jar of applesauce. This is one of my favorite Fall time snacks! It’s a healthy snack for the kiddos too since its got applesauce & oats in it. This recipe also tastes amazing if you serve it à la Mode, I can just picture it now with a big scoop of ice cream on top, maybe even a little whipped cream too. ;)
- 2 cups oats (quick oats, uncooked)
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1¼ cups applesauce
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except applesauce. Mix until crumbly. Scoop out 1 cup of the mix & set aside. (Your going to use the saved 1 cup of oats mixture to use for topping).
- Press the rest of mixture into a greased 9 x 13" pan. Bake 13-15 minutes to partially cook the crust.
- Remove from oven & add the 1¼ cups applesauce, take your 1 cup of saved oats mixture & sprinkle over the top.
- Place back in the oven & bake for another 13-15 minutes or until it starts to turn a light golden brown. Cool, then cut into squares. Makes about 18 squares.