I made this old recipe of mother's the other day. It's simple, it tastes great, and it makes the house smell wonderful.
4-5 largish apples, cored and sliced medium-thin
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (less if apples are tart)
Grease a medium-sized shallow pan and mix apples and juice together. I usually add a little brown sugar, too.
In large bowl, combine:
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not the quick oats)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flower
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, or powdered nutmeg
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter (or safflower oil, but butter tastes better)
In a small bowl stir together the flour, the brown sugar,
the oats, the salt, the cinnamon, and the nutmeg, add the melted butter, blending the mixture until it resembles coarse meal. If mixture seems dry, add a little more butter/oil.
Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over apples, and bake the crisp in the
middle of a preheated 350F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top
is golden. Serve the crisp with ice cream, yogourt, or cream.