By DELLA HETHCOX
It is apple season, which means that grocery stores are full of glossy, crispy fruit just begging to be used in the kitchen.
My go-to, personal favorite recipes that include apples are either apple pie or apple crisp. Although, I am a firm believer that these two dishes are acceptable for any meal or snack. After all, fruit is good for you.
Whether you are a sweet apple fan of Honey-Crisp or Golden Delicious or want something tarter and heartier such as Granny Smith or Braeburn, you can use your favorite variety for a quick apple crisp that can be easily assembled in your residence hall kitchenette.
If you want to take this recipe to the next level, try substitutions like palm sugar or maple syrup instead of baking sugar.
Add in dried fruit or nuts such as raisins, which are a fantastic addition, especially if you are using a sweet apple, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are also a great way to sneak in some healthy oils. Of course, if you are planning on this as a dessert, whipped cream or ice cream is always a good idea.
For a healthier alternative, try adding a honey-infused Greek yogurt.
• 1 large apple, peeled and sliced
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
1 Place apples into a baking dish, sprinkle lemon juice on top.
2 Combine the dry ingredients butter, sugar, oats, cinnamon and
sprinkle on top of the apples and lemon juice.
3 Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until apples are tender.