Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the center
of the oven. Butter, or spray with a non stick cooking spray, a 9 inch (23 cm) deep
dish pie pan or an 8 inch (20 cm) square baking dish with 2 inch (5 cm) sides.
a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Using a pastry
blender, two knives, or your fingertips, cut the butter into the flour mixture
until you have coarse crumbs. Then stir in the rolled oats and chopped nuts. Set aside while you prepare the
the apple chunks in a large
bowl, along with the berries (if using). Toss with the lemon
juice and sugar. Transfer to your prepared baking dish.
Spread the topping evenly over the apples.
Bake for approximately
30 - 40
minutes or until bubbly and the topping is golden brown. (If
you insert the tip of a sharp knife into a chunk of apple, it should be tender,
not mushy.) Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 20 to 30 minutes before
Serve with softly whipped
cream or vanilla ice cream. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat before
Makes about 6 servings.
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1/2 cup (65 grams) all purpose
1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white
1/4 cup (55 grams) light
1/2 teaspoon ground
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (85 grams)
butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup (30 grams) old-fashioned rolled
1/2 cup (50 grams) chopped
walnuts or pecans
(750 grams) Apples
cored, and cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) chunks)
(You will need about 2 1/2 pounds (1.1 kg) of Apples.)
Use a firm textured
apple that will keep its shape when baked - Granny Smith, Honeycrisp,
Braeburn, Gala, Golden Delicious, and Jonagold are some good choices.
1 cup fresh blackberries
or raspberries (optional)
1 tablespoon (5 grams)
tablespoons (40 grams) granulated white sugar, or to taste