October 13, 2013
It's apple season in all its glory, and Jeff deemed it time for a good apple crisp. He was so ready that he made this one himself before I could get to it....using fresh apples from his mom's tree, no less! I've been busy with the Food Allergy Walk and other projects so I guess he knew it best not to wait on me for this one.
I might also add that Jeff probably didn't want to take a chance on my making the wrong "cobbler"...the one he doesn't like as much as the "crisp". We are finally working out this "misunderstanding" in our marriage. But you never know when I'm tired and busy...if I will get it right, ha!
See, Jeff grew up eating apple CRISP with oat topping because his dad is allergic to wheat. However, some time early in our marriage I came upon a super easy fruit COBBLER recipe. So every time Jeff would ask for a fruit crisp, I would make the cobbler. Ooooops! It was just a misunderstanding, and is a good lesson on how communication in marriage is very important. I could have gone on making the wrong thing, and Jeff could have grown more and more irritated thinking I was choosing to make the wrong thing "on purpose". But alas, we've read a few marriage enrichment books and taught a few marriage classes...and finally after a few years, we have the cobbler vs. crisp mis-communication issue worked out.
If you are wheat-free, then you definitely want the CRISP recipe. And if you are gluten-free, then use gluten-free oats.
Jeff informs me that he likes to use more apples than this recipe calls for. He really packs them in.
For the butter, we used dairy-free Earth Balance Buttery Spread (which can be soy-free if you get the right version). I am so happy that I can now get this at Target and Walmart!!!
So here you go...this is Jeff's FAVORITE apple CRISP recipe from Betty Crocker...one he's eaten since childhood and that happens to be dairy-free...as fate would have it.
Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Wheat-Free
Gluten-Free with gluten free oats
Soy-Free with soy-free margarine
If you would like to serve your COBBLER or CRISP up with some vanilla ice cream, we have our own recipe for that linked below. And Jeff and I both agree that it is vanilla ice cream. ;)