Apple Crunch (easy!)

I can never find this when I search, because I always type in “Apple Crisp.” Or “Pear Crisp,” because every year, we have an overwhelming abundance of pears. Either way, it’s a delicious apple- or pear-flavored treat with a super-crunchy topping, excellent with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

1 egg
1 C flour
1 C sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

1/4 C brown sugar
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 large apples, pared and sliced (enough to generously cover the bottom of the casserole)

Mix first five ingredients until crumbly. Put apple slices in lightly greased 8-inch square casserole and sprinkle with brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Top with crumb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

Serves 6-8. For a big party, double it and bake it in a 9×12 baking dish.
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From “Our Friends (sic) Favorite Recipes,” a 1978 cookbook fund-raising project to help establish a foreign exchange program at Grandview Heights High School, Columbus, Ohio. Barry’s Mom has been making this favorite for almost 30 years now — it’s good, and it’s simple!

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