Still working on all of those apples from apple-picking. Aside from the mountains that we've just been eating day after day. Logan's love of eating a whole apple (instead of apple sauce) pretty much disappeared the minute we left the orchard, so he's not being much help...
This is my mom's recipe, that I have slightly modified over the years to make it just a wee bit healthier. I usually don't measure the apples, but just fill the dish as full with them as possible. I typically throw in some wheat germ to replace some of the flour and/or oats. I don't really measure... today I probably used about 1/3 C total of wheat germ. My favourite variation, which I didn't make today, is to substitute peanut butter for the margarine (using the full 2/3 C). Delicious...
6 C cooking apples, packed
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C water
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 C flour (I use whole-wheat)
1 C quick rolled oats (I use old-fashioned instead, since they're healthier)
2/3 C margarine (I use 1/3 of light margarine, melted)
1 1/2 C brown sugar (I use about 1 C of brown sugar or 2/3 C brown sugar Splenda mix)
1. Put apples in an 8-inch square baking dish and sprinkle with salt and cinnamon. Pour water in at one side. Drizzle the apples with lemon juice.
2. In a bowl mix the flour, sugar and oats. Cut in margarine with 2 knives. Turn out over the apples and pat down firmly.
3. Bake at 350 degrees Farenheit for 1 hour.