Warm, sweet, and satisfying apple crisp is perfect for a wintry evening
Preheat oven to 375°.
Prepare apples and place slices in a large bowl. Pour lemon juice over apple slices. Add ½ c. sugar to apples. Sprinkle cinnamon over slices. Mix together and let the fruit rest on the counter for about an hour.
Measure remaining sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a second bowl. Cut butter into small chunks and add to the bowl of dry ingredients.
Using a pastry blender, work the butter into the dry ingredients until a coarse mixture is achieved. The flour and sugar will be incorporated into the butter. The mixture will be crumbly.
Pour the apples and accumulated juices into a casserole dish. Top with the butter/sugar/flour mixture.
Bake for about 45 minutes, until fruit is soft and bubbly, and crumbs are golden brown.
Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream if desired.