Apple Crisp

Last Saturday, there was either a severe thunderstorm warning, tornado watch, or tornado warning for the entire state of New York. Hmmm, that might be a little exaggerated, but you get the idea.

However, I really wanted apple crisp. Really, really, wanted it. So I braved the whipping winds and went to the store to get the goods. When I got back, the sky looked like this:

Well, shit.
Also, that's my parent's house. Right next to my house. Because we live on a crazy, family compound.

But this nasty weather was not going to stop me, so I got all of my stuff out and went to work.

I'll admit that I lit a candle because 50% of me wanted the house smell fall-ish, and the other 50% thought I would be losing power, for sure.

I didn't, and here is the end product, along with the recipe:

8-10 apples, peeled and cored
3/4 cup of flour
3/4 cup of sugar
3 tbsp water
1 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
8 tbsp of butter, softened

Pre-heat the oven to 350.
Peel, core, and slice the apples. I have one of these and it makes the job easy. 
Mix the apple slices with lemon juice, water, and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a 9x13 baking dish, until the apples are coated.

Next is the annoying part, but when it's all said and done, it's worth it. Combine flour, sugar, and (extra! not measured, just to taste) cinnamon into a bowl. Cut up the stick of butter into pieces and add. Then (oh boy) start smashing it around with the back of the fork.

Your hand will hurt.
You'll want to stop.
You might need to take a pee break.
But power through it, until it looks like this:

Once you reach this texture (or once you give up), sprinkle mixture evenly over the apples and bake for 25-30 minutes.

I have zero finished product shots because I was too excited to try it. 
Oh well.
Now, you try it.