Monday, October 10, 2011

Autumn apple season and healthier apple crisp…

One thing I love about living in the Willamette Valley of Oregon is the abundant availability of fresh, local, fruit.

Farmers markets, grower’s outlets, and fruit stands abound.

Now is the season to enjoy the harvest of local apples.





It’s also the season when cold, rainy evenings are perfect for staying warm and cozy indoors

and baking something fragrant and delicious.

Even better if it’s something fairly healthy.

This apple crisp recipe has a lot less butter than most.

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6 apples, (I used Jonagold)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup rolled oats

2/3 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 tsp nutmeg

3-4 tbsp butter


Preheat the oven to 375 F

Spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray

Layer sliced apples in the baking pan

Add all of the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and crumble over the apples

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender

I served it warm with a scoop of non-fat frozen vanilla yogurt on top.



Still following,


All photos edited with one layer of Kim’s fall-in texture on soft light mode at 100 percent opacity.



  1. I knew it was you. I did Texture Tuesday too. Your photos look beautiful, my friend! Yummy recipe too, apple crisp is one of my all time favorites :)

  2. Love apple crisp! I use a similar recipe passed down from my Grandma. Another family favorite is apple dumplings, and I posted the recipe yesterday...check it out if you're interested. Love your Blog!

  3. Very beautiful photos! and love apple crisp too! I will have to try the recipe as I don't like all that butter either!

  4. Beautiful photos and I will try you recipe!

  5. What a beautiful site and lovely photos. Thank you for them and the recipe. God Bless.

  6. Nice image, great use of texture to enhance the image. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Looks like it tastes like HOME. Does that make sense? It does have a more reasonable amount of sugar than a lot of recipes. I'll bet my family would love that.

  8. Cooler evenings and warmer sweets like this dessert is just what you need! Great recipe and photo's TT#50 twistedvines

  9. A lovely harvest post, beautiful images :)

  10. Oh my I just love apples!! These are so beautiful.

    And that dessert, I'm going to try it out. Thanks so much.

    Hope your day is blessed♥

  11. Wow! We don't have apple farms, or stands in our area. How wonderful it would be to just go out and pick what you wanted, when you wanted. This recipe looks wonderful!

  12. Ooo...those apples look so good. I love each and every photo. I've been looking for a good Apple Crisp recipe, thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try it out.

    Bright blessings,

  13. Apples. Yum. Apple crisp. Yummier. Apple crisp with FroYo. Yummiest.

  14. Yummy - I could totally go for some of that righ tnow.

  15. Beautiful apple pictures! I am heading to the store for apples today. Saving your recipe and will try it soon!!

  16. Lovely....I'm trying to figure out what variety of apples those are. They're beautiful, aren't blemishes at all.

  17. What a beautiful series of photos - and that apple crisp looks delicious!

  18. How wonderful to discover your blog - with so much inspiration in pictures and words! The apple photos are simple and elegant - my favorite style. The texture really works. Thanks for sharing the recipe, too. Can't wait to try.

  19. Oh, I LOVE apple crisp! I'm allergic to fresh apples, so this is one of the only ways I can eat them! And great photos - I love the soft red tones of the apples. :-)

  20. You live in a beautiful place. I should know I lived there till 2 months ago. Thanks for reminding of my other hearts home.

  21. hmmh, that sounds and looks so good! beautiful pictures!

  22. Love your apple photos! So pretty, crisp, and clean. Mom would make us kids apple crisp a lot in the winter - umm, umm, good! Thanks for the recipe. I "borrowed" your "I stand with Israel" button, by the way.


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