* 4 pounds tart apples
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
* 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 1/3 cup rolled oats
* 6 tablespoons cold butter (3/4 stick)
* 1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped walnuts


Peel, core and cut the apples into 1/4 ” thick slices. Place in a bowl and add lemon juice. In a separate bowl, combine cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg; add to the apples and stir. In another bowl combine the oats, flour, and sugar. Cut the butter into eight small pieces; mix the butter and flour with a pastry blender, or ‘cut in’ butter into dry mixture using two forks. When the mixture is crumbly, butter a 13″ X 9″ inch baking dish. Spread apple mixture in the bottom of baking dish and sprinkle flour mixture on top and top with chopped nuts. Bake at 375° for approximately 40 minutes, or until apples are tender and topping is lightly browned. Serve warm. And for an extra special dessert, top with vanilla ice cream!