I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to bake this for a local women’s homeless shelter. I like to make the recipe with Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious apples—or a blend of the two. —Char Morse, Whitehall, Michigan
Two-Layered Apple Crisp Recipe photo by Taste of Home
3 large Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious apples, peeled and sliced (about 6 cups)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
Optional: Vanilla ice cream, caramel sundae syrup and salted pecans
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt until crumbly. Add flour and oats; mix well. Press 3 cups oat mixture into the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
In another bowl, mix the first 5 filling ingredients. Add apples and vanilla; toss to combine. Spoon over oat layer. Dot with butter; sprinkle with remaining oat mixture.
Bake, uncovered, until golden brown and apples are tender, 45-50 minutes. If desired, serve with toppings.