Until last Sunday, I had no idea what the difference was between apple crisp and apple cobbler. Every time I mention this, before I go ahead and explain the difference, people go “cobbler’s the doughy one right, crisp has the oatmeal topping?” YES. OK. Everyone else got this memo. Thanks for not sharing it with ME by the way..
I was shaking my fist at the waning hours of our Sunday evening (no time (or energy really) to make a proper pie (or six!)), when it occurred to me that cobbler is much simpler and maybe just as delicious. But then searching for apple cobbler recipes online, I got confused.
Somehow or other, I finally figured out that what I really wanted to make was apple CRISP. And that’s when I found out I’d missed this memo because everyone in the world knew, obviously, crisp is the one with the oats. DUH RACHEL.
Once I had the correct culinary nomenclature (I’m studying for the GRE, are you impressed? ..did I even use the word correctly??), I quickly turned to dear Martha for le recipe.
I’d write out the steps for you but honestly I have no idea what I did. I wanted to make a smaller amount of crisp than called for, so I cut down the amounts a bit willy nilly. And THEN I forgot to even take any pictures! :( :( You’ll have to be satisfied with all these fun apple orchard photos, and then go see what Martha did. My one note is that instead of old fashioned oats, I used Quaker’s multigrain cereal, which is a mix of oats and other good stuff, which I THINK may have multiplied the goodness by at least a thousand.
Thanks to my visiting sister for making dinner so I could play with dessert, and thanks to my mom for bringing the vanilla ice cream! ..And thanks to my in-laws who fed us brunch, paid for our apples and then didn’t get to share in dinner OR dessert..! Oh we are terrible. :-/