Apple Crisp


Fall is in the air! And last weekend my family and I celebrated the season by going apple picking! It was so much fun, we got a ton of apples and even made our own apple cider with an apple press while we were there. So delicious and such a great experience. I decided to make an apple crisp with some of the apples we picked and share it with you all. Super easy, does not take long at all and this is a dessert that everyone loves! Oh, and your house will smell so good and festive!

I hope everyone is enjoying their fall so far and will make it even better by making this apple crisp! Go get your aprons on, start your ovens and let’s bake!

What you will need:

8 x 8 inch baking dish, greased

For the crumble topping:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of salt
1/3 cup butter, cut into cubes

For the filling:

6 large apples, or 8 medium
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons al-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make the topping, in a bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and salt. Add in the butter and crumble or pinch with your fingers with the other ingredients until no large pieces of butter remain. Place in the fridge while you make the filling.

To make the filling, peel and slice all the apples and put into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon. Pour over the apples and stir to combine.

Pour the apple mixture into your prepared pan.  Spread the crumble topping evenly on top. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, when the top is golden brown and edges are bubbling.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Store covered at room temp, but warm up to serve. Serve with vanilla ice cream!

Healthy Apple Oatmeal Cookies

I love baking with apples! And I’m starting to run again after taking over a month off so I thought, I need a good, heathy, tasty snack/breakfast to get me in the spirit. Apples, cinnamon and oatmeal come together in these soft and chewy cookies. A perfect snack or post run bite. I run in the mornings and these hit the spot! So, go workout  and then start your ovens…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

1 cup quick oats
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Dash of salt
1 egg
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 apple peeled and chopped

Note: These were not sweet enough for me so when I make them again I will add a tablespoon or 2 of brown sugar.

In a large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together egg, coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup. Stir in apples. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. The batter is thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Drop cookie dough by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet and press each cookie slightly. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Let stand on cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!



Apple Streusel Cake

mmmm…. Nothing beats the smell of apples and cinnamon baking in your kitchen! This cake is a perfect breakfast or dessert. Have a slice with a cup of coffee or with a scoop of ice cream. Yum! It’s easy to make, there are no weird ingredients and will satisfy your sweet tooth. So, here we go. Let’s go make an apple streusel…

What you will need:

8 or 9 inch springform pan, greased and floured

For the streusel:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, or pecans

For the cake:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces

To make the streusel:

In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and cinnamon. Cut the butter in with a fork or pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the nuts and set aside.

To make the cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat the butter until smooth. Beat in sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Slowly add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan and even out with the back of a spoon. Evenly spread out the apple pieces on top and then the streusel.

Bake for about 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack before serving. Enjoy!

Just look at those layers and cinnamon crumbs 🙂

Autumn Apple Sangria

I found this recipe from and knew I had to make it! I did change it a little as I went, and you can too, depending on your tastes. Vodka? Hell yes. Apple cider? Hell yes. AND white wine? Can I get an Amen?! All topped with crisp apples, yum yum. So easy, so perfect for fall, and great for gatherings as the recipe can be doubled. Here we go, people!

What you will need:


1 pitcher
1/2 cup vodka
2 cups apple cider
1 bottle white wine (I used Chardonnay) and make sure it is chilled
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 apples cut into bite sized pieces
You can also add pears if you so desire. I would have, I just didn’t have any.

In the pitcher, combine all ingredients except the wine. Stir well and refrigerate for several hours. Before serving, add the wine and stir. Pour into wine glasses and enjoy! Cheers, y’all 🙂

This made enough for 4 people to have two glasses each.