Grace’s Apple Crisp

Two weeks ago, I posted an Apple Crisp recipe that was so easy even Grace was able to make it (with a little help, of course).

My Learning TowerJust after I posted those apple crisp photos, a representative from My Learning Tower contacted me and asked if we’d like to review their product.

As much as we have loved preparing food on our plastic step stool, I thought My Learning Tower would make our kitchen a little more sophisticated. {cough, cough}

Okay, our plastic step stool stinks (both literally and figuratively), and My Learning Tower was the answer to a hundred prayers over the last six months.

Now that we have an amazing new Tower, we are cooking more.

Over the weekend, we made apple crisp again.

We used a new recipe. This one is a wee bit more complicated, but it is a lot better tasting than the other one. Or, I think so.

Grace's Apple Crisp

Grace’s Apple Crisp

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (I prefer Pampered Chef’s cinnamon plus spice blend, but use what you like.)
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup smooth applesauce or apple juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 6-10 large apples (I used a combination of Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, and a sweeter one whose name I have forgotten.)
  • Vanilla or caramel ice cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients – flour, oats, spice, and sugar. Blend well and try to keep the child in the Tower from eating it by the handful.
  3. In a small bowl, combine butter and apple sauce/apple juice. Add to dry ingredients and mix until blended.
    Grace's Apple Crisp
  4. Press half of flour mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Leave the other half of the flour mixture in the bowl.
  5. Peel, core, and slice the apples. Arrange about 1/3 of the apples on top of the flour mixture in the baking dish. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Top with another 1/3 of the apples and more sugar and spice. Finish with the remaining apples, sugar, and spice.
    Grace's Apple Crisp
  6. Top apples with remaining flour mixture, and try to distribute it evenly across the apples.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes, until apples are soft.

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  • cooking with kids
  • kids’ nutrition
  • play with food or play kitchens
  • crafts with or about food
  • There are a lot of other kids and food things I haven’t listed (like growing food with kids or fun recipes that kids love!), so please don’t feel limited.

I’m easy like that, Dear Reader. The only thing I ask is that you link back here to Grace’s Kitchen Friends in your post. I can’t wait to see what your kids are doing!

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Comments

  1. says

    I have a learning tower and I love it. It was a gift from my parents when my little one was just standing but he’s 3 now and we’ve been using it consistently. Glad you were able to get one.

  2. says

    I have a learning tower and I love it. It was a gift from my parents when my little one was just standing but he’s 3 now and we’ve been using it consistently. Glad you were able to get one.

  3. Mary says

    When my children were young and “helped” with making apple crisp, I convinced my self that the disappearing crisp mixture was granola and not a sweet topping. Your helper is a cutie pie.

  4. says

    What a great way to let little ones help and keep them safe at the same time. Your apple crisp looks delicious, too. I like that it has whole wheat flour in it, too.
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Waffles =-.

  5. says

    What a great way to let little ones help and keep them safe at the same time. Your apple crisp looks delicious, too. I like that it has whole wheat flour in it, too.
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Waffles =-.

  6. Mary says

    When my children were young and “helped” with making apple crisp, I convinced my self that the disappearing crisp mixture was granola and not a sweet topping. Your helper is a cutie pie.

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