Celebrate the Fall season with a new type of Apple Crisp!
I called this the “Inside Out” apple crisp.
This is a super simple and very tasty multi-purpose recipe. The best thing about this recipe is that all members of the family will love it, babies included!
Once the Inside Out apple crisp has cooked, you have many different options on how to eat it. We like to dig out the little “nuggets” and then fill the cooked apple with vanilla ice cream.
For babies: scoop out apple flesh and mash or puree, scoop out apple flesh and oatmeal and mash/puree then drizzle with yogurt
For big kids: Serve warm with oodles of frozen vanilla yogurt for a sweet dessert.
Exclude the nuts for babies.
- 1/4 cup brown sugar - more or less or none, it's up to you. I made this as a treat so I used 1/4 cup for my older kiddos
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped - optional - NOT for babies
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 Macintosh apples, cored
- 1 water - you could use 1 cup of apple juice if you really want a totally apple flavor but it does not need juice
- maple syrup to drizzle
- Turn a large crock-pot on to low heat
- Core the apples using a knife and a melon-baller
- Whizz the brown sugar, oatmeal and cinnamon in a food processor.
- Place the apples on a plate then fill the apples with the filling
- (sprinkle on the nuts- not for babies)
- Drizzle maple syrup over the tops of the apples.
- Put the apples carefully into the crockpot
- You may dab with some butter if desired - I usually do this when I bake apples in the oven but I didn't for this method.
- Pour the apple juice or water into the crockpot but not over the apples, unless you want a more soggy type texture
- Cover and cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours on low heat until the apples are soft and begin to collapse.
** Omit the nuts for babies under 12 months - 2 years of age. Please consult your pediatrician!