Have you ever found yourself needing a dessert or SOMETHING to take to a family function or potluck? You don’t have a lot of time, you aren’t that great of a cook, or you don’t want to have to go buy a bajillion ingredients at the store. Quick and easy is where it’s at, my friends.
I have found myself in the above situation a few times in the past month, and this was my go to recipe. I thought I would share for all of you who might be in the same boat. Or, you know, for those of you that like apple crisp recipes :-). The base of this cobbler could not be simpler. Yes, I am talking about canned apple pie filling. For this big 9 x 13 casserole, I used 4 cans. You can always use this with homemade apples, but then it’s not quite as quick and easy, is it? I’d say that’s a whole other post for another time. The topping for the crisp is all of three ingredients. Yes, three. Oats, brown sugar, and butter. Things that most of us keep in the pantry all of the time, right? After it bakes for about 45 minutes, the oats have absorbed some of the sugar/butter goodness and become crisp. (Get it? Because it’s an apple crisp? No? Ok, nevermind then.)
One of the great things about this recipe is that the apple pie filling can be subbed in with any other kind you want– peach, blueberry, strawberry, cherry, etc. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser at whatever function you decide to serve it !
4 cans apple pie filling
1 1/2 cup quick cook oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Open cans of apple pie filling and spread along the bottom of the dish. In a separate bowl, melt butter in microwave. Add oats and brown sugar. Stir until fully incorporated. Spread over the apple pie filling evenly. Bake for 45 minutes or until oats are crisp and cooked through.