This recipe was given to us by The Tim's late sister Sheila. I have no idea where she got it, but when we lived in Indiana when The Tim was in graduate school, Sheila and her late husband Dave (who was also best man in our wedding) were both teaching at Purdue University, in West Lafayette. We would visit them every once in a while, and always went to their house for Thanksgiving, since we would save the trip home for Christmas break. Sheila loved to cook and bake, and this is one of her "go-to" desserts in the fall.
We used to also make this pretty regularly, but I thought I'd lost the recipe, so we haven't had it for years. Then a couple of weeks ago, I found the card stuck to another recipe card. Hooray! So I made it again, and it was as yummy as we remembered.
If you are an apple fan, you'll want to give it a try.
Sheila's Applescotch Crisp
4 cups, peeled, sliced apples
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
Combine all ingredients, making sure they are well mixed. Pour into an ungreased 9-inch square pan.
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup oatmeal (not instant)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 package butterscotch OR vanilla pudding mix (not instant)
1/2 cup melted butter
Combine ingredients and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over apple mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, until the apples are tender and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm or cool; keeps in the refrigerator nicely.
*I have only ever used butterscotch pudding mix for this, so I cannot vouch for how it tastes if you use vanilla pudding mix
*You can also add raisins, dried cranberries, or other ingredients - try what you like!
*It's yummy as it is, but a dollop of Greek yogurt on top works nicely
Let me know if you try this, and how/if you liked it. It's really easy to put together and the house smells really wonderful while it's baking. :-)
Have a good week!