Do you love apples? I love them so much that I declared last week “apple week” in our house. Maddie and I spent the better part of 2 days baking up five fantastic apple desserts that we’ll be sharing with you over the next couple weeks. It’s a rough job, but somebody’s got to do it!
This one I’m sharing with you today is one of the oldest recipes that I remember making in my 16+ years of marriage. I can remember being in the kitchen of our brand new house baking up this mouth-watering Amish Apple Goodie. I’m pretty sure during the fall season that I found this recipe in my Amish cookbook I made it an embarrassing amount of times. Maddie was about 1 year old, which meant that Matt and I got to eat this apple crisp baked in an 8×8 pan all by ourselves. No sharing with kids. Those were the days!
Don’t you love the name of this apple dessert? Apple Goodie. After the first bite, you’ll know why it holds that “Goodie” name. Apple Goodie is actually the Amish version of the old-fashioned apple crisp dessert. It’s a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, salt, apples and a bit of flour for the bottom layer. And the streusel with oats on top? Unbelievable. It’s a touch of crunchy and sweet all mixed with those soft cinnamon-baked apple slices. Normally I am fully a “pie crust” kind of girl, but this is the best apple crisp topping ever. Totally worth leaving the pie crust for another day.
What kind of apple should you use for baking? You can use any type of apple you’d like, but we almost always bake with Granny Smith apples. They are a crisp, sour apple that pairs perfectly with the sweet sugar in baked pies, crisps and cakes.
I love the simplicity of this Amish recipe. The hardest part is peeling the apples. If you don’t have an apple peeler/slicer/corer hand-crank machine, you’re going to want to get one. It makes apple desserts so much less of a hassle to make. It took us literally about 1-2 minutes to peel, core and slice our 4 Granny Smith apples with our handy peeler. Another time saver? You can mix the streusel in the same bowl that you mix the apples in, leaving only one dirty dish for you to wash.
Make up a pan of this Amish Apple Goodie for your family soon. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. I’m pretty sure it will be one of your new fall favorites!
- 4 cups Granny Smith apple slices, peeled
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup oatmeal
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ stick (1/4 cup) butter
- In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon, then add the apples and mix it again. Pour this mixture on the bottom of a greased 8x8 pan. In the same bowl, combine the oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, soda and baking powder. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Put this mixture on top of the apple mixture and pat it down firmly.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until it is golden brown. Serve with milk or ice cream.