5 large apples, sliced (peeling is optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
1 stick butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Butter a 7 x 11 inch baking pan and fill with the sliced apples. If the apples are bland, a few drops of lemon juice can sharpen the flavor. Toss slices with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Combine the butter with the flour, oats, brown sugar, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Cover apples with the crumb topping; press in lightly if necessary. Bake at 375° F for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.
Crock Pot Method: Add sliced apples to crock pot, and top with crumb topping. Cover and set to High for 4 hours. Let cool with lid off and serve warm with ice cream!