Apple Crisp

8-10 apples (peeled, cored and sliced) – best to use are Jonothans or Granny Smith
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 – 1 vanilla bean (split lengthwise & scraped) (optional, but amazing!)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 c. apple cider or apple juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 T. flour

For the topping:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup butter (melted)

Directions:

1. Using small sharp knife, slice open vanilla bean and scrape seeds into the granulated sugar.
2. Toss the apples with the sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg, apple cider, and 2 T. flour.
3. Mix the 1 1/2 c. flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter together.
4. Place the apple mixture into a 9×13 baking dish and add the topping.
5. Bake at 350 until it is bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 40 minutes.
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/VANILLA-BEAN-APPLE-CRISP-106340

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