(I think this is an old 4-H recipe. All I know for sure is that it's been in my taste experience forever. It is the first dessert I make every Fall. Its simplicity highlights the flavors of Autumn... apples and cinnamon.)
Mom's Apple Crisp
1 c. sugar (white or brown or combination of the two)
1 c. flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c. butter
4 c. cored, peeled, sliced apples
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tb. water (optional... use if apples are not very juicy)
Preheat oven to 375°. Combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
Combine apple slices and cinnamon. Place in a 8" baking dish. Top with butter mixture. Bake for 45 mins. or until apples are soft and crisp is bubbling. (You may need to place a baking sheet on the rack below the crisp if the apples are extra juicy.)
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream while watching the harvest moon rise.