3 c. tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced (about 3 medium apples)
2 T. lemon juice
2/3 to 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. quick-cooking oats
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c. butter or softened
Heat oven to 375. Place apples in greased baking dish, 8x8x2 inches. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Mix remaining ingredients until large crumbles form (more like clumps); sprinkle over apples. Bake uncovered until topping is golden brown and apples are hot and tender when pierced with a fork, about 30 min. Can serve with ice cream or cream. 4 to 6 serving
If using an 11 x 7 inch baking dish, double the topping. To make in a 13 x 9 inch pan, use 4 c. fruit and 2.5 times the topping.
Variations: Can decrease lemon juice to 1 T. and add 1 T. of orange juice.
Can add to apples 1 t. ground cinnamon/1/2 t. ground nutmeg. Can also sweetened apples with 2 T to 1/4 c sugar (to taste).