Here’s the tart – finally! It’s more of a crisp, really, but a winning combination no matter what you call it.
I learned this quick and easy recipe from a friend in Canada. We had gone apple picking in Quebec and she put this together with the fresh apples. While she cooked hers in a loaf type pan, I make mine in a tart dish and think it is the perfect ratio of apples to topping.
It’s soooo simple. Peel and slice the apples, place them in the cooking vessel and cover with the topping. The topping is just 2 parts oats, 2 parts brown sugar, 1 part butter and 1 part flour (I find that 1/4 cup as 1 part yields just the right amount). Cube the butter and use your fingers to work it into the dry ingredients. Bake at 350 for 20-30 min until the apples are as cooked as you want them. And that’s it!
I have made this on many a week night just for a sweet treat. I love how it gets crisp when the butter melts into the sugar and the oats really make it special by adding a different depth of flavor. It could be doctored up with a little cinnamon on the apples, mixing multiple kinds of apples or even using a different fruit all together. This topping would be amazing on just about anything
So go, be creative and make this recipe your own!