09 October 2016

Sheila's Applescotch Crisp

Today in Philadelphia, it really, really feels like fall!  It rained most of yesterday and this morning, but around noon the rain stopped, and now it's sunny, breezy, and cool.  The perfect kind of day to share one of my favorite fall recipes with you.

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

Bottom layer:

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.

Top layer:

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!


Caffeine Girl said...

This sounds wonderful. I just have to remember to print it out before I forget where I saw it!

Araignee said...

Mmm...it sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

Oh my golly that does sound good. I will be your house smelled like a perfect fall day with that baking!

Lydia said...

sounds delicious-fall is here too.

Kym said...

Mmmm. That sounds like the perfect treat for a crisp fall day!

kathy b said...

Fireman's going to love this.

Summer said...

Sounds absolutely delicious ♥

Vera said...

Just printed this out!! It sounds wonderful.

Also - welcome to Jack! He looks adorable.

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Yum!! That sounds so good and easy. My kind of recipe! I'm definately going to try it....I can smell it already. :-) And what a handsome and lucky little guy Jack is!

kathy b said...

making it now for guests tonight! ! THANK YOU

Kat Knits said...

Oooo, that does sound yummy! Swiping for when I've got my own place.