9 cups peeled & sliced baking apples (such as Granny Smith or Golden Delicious)
1 cup white sugar
1 Tbl. allpurpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup water *(optional see note below)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup allpurpose flour
1 cup oldfashioned oats
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
Generously grease clay baker bottom with butter or cooking spray. Combine sliced apples, 1 T. flour, 1 cup white sugar, and spices. Stir well to evenly coat apples. Place apple mixture in bottom of clay baker. Pour 1/4 cup water evenly over apples (SEE NOTE BELOW)
Topping: Combine dry ingredients. Stir well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until butter is about peasize pieces. Spread topping evenly over apples.
Cover baker and put in cold oven, set oven temperature to 425 °F. Bake 30 minutes. Remove lid and continue baking about 20 minutes or until top is golden and bubbly. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.
*NOTE: The 1/4 cup water creates a nice sauce as seen in the photo, however, if you prefer your apple crisp a bit thicker, do not add the water.