Are you feeling that holiday cheer? I’ve been to two Friendsgivings this weekend so I am in full holiday mode. I’ve been bringing this simple apple crisp with me to get-togethers lately. It’s a cinch to put together: just chop up some apples, mix in some honey and spice, then top with an irresistible mixture of oats, almond meal and chopped pecans.
There’s just enough butter and sugar in there to make sure this crisp tastes like a treat, but it’s pretty light and healthy compared to most holiday desserts. (Don’t worry, pumpkin pie, I still love you.)
The apples transform into gooey goodness during a 50-minute bake in the oven, during which time you’re free to do whatever you’d like. If you’re like me, this is probably when you scramble to make yourself look presentable before the holiday party and don’t hear the timer going off while you’re busy blow-drying your hair in the other room.
That’s why the crisp you see above borders on too golden, but I pulled it out just in time. Crisps are so forgiving, which makes them perfect for forgetful bakers like me.