As Christmas-time approaches (this was originally posted before Christmas), I'm forced to think about all those who will not be spending the holidays with me that I lost so very long ago. One such person is my great-grandmother on my mom's side (Granny's mom) who I called Grandma OJ. Like most of the women in my family, she could cook. She didn't, however, write her recipes down in the most detailed way, but basically there was enough information that we could sort of figure them out. :) This is one of those recipes that I tweaked just slightly (i.e. changed oleo to salted butter) and had to do some of my own interpreting on (i.e. there was no set amount of apples, so I'm giving an estimate). I hope you enjoy it and think of all those who have gone on before you that were near and dear to your heart. :)
Please note that this recipe is soy-free as long as you make sure you use a soy-free flour. It is also fish, nut and egg-free.
6 to 8 medium apples, cored and sliced
(peeling the apples is up to you as well as which type of apple you use)
1 stick salted, full-fat butter
1/2 to 1 Cup soy-free flour
1 Cup brown sugar
1 to 1 1/2 Cups quick cooking or old fashioned oats
cinnamon, to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Place sliced apples into the bottom of a 13x9 or 11x8 pan.
3. Mix together butter, flour, sugar, oats and cinnamon until mixture is crumbly.
4. Pat or sprinkle flour mixture on top of sliced apples.
5. Bake about 30 to 45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender (fork slides into them easily).