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Apple Oatmeal Crumble

Serves 4
  • Active time:20 min
  • Start to finish:1 1/4 hr
October 2003
  • 2 medium Rome apples
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
  • Special equipment:

    4 (1/3-cup) round shallow ceramic baking dishes
  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Peel and halve apples, then core (preferably with a melon-ball cutter). Cut apples into thin slices and toss with lemon juice and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in a bowl.
  • Divide apples among baking dishes, overlapping slices, and sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon water.
  • Bake on a baking sheet until apples are crisp-tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, stir together oats, cinnamon, salt, and remaining tablespoon brown sugar in a bowl until combined. Rub butter into oat mixture for topping until evenly distributed.
  • Sprinkle topping over apples and bake until topping is golden, 25 to 30 minutes more. Transfer dishes to a rack to cool at least 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.