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Classic Apple Crisp (with crispy nutty topping)
Perfect for Autumn - delicious!

8 cups Granny Smith tart apples, peeled, thinly sliced (approx. 2 ½ lbs)
½ cup sugar
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup regular old-fashioned oats
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup butter, cut into small chunks
¾ cup toasted pecans, chopped
              Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly butter a 9-inch square pan or 2-quart baking dish. Place the Filling ingredients in pan and toss until mixed to coat apple slices. Combine Topping ingredients, except pecans, in a bowl. Mix with fingers until the topping is crumbly. Mix in the toasted pecans. Sprinkle topping evenly over the apple mixture. 
Bake until apples are tender and topping is golden brown, 45-50 minutes.  Loosely cover with foil if topping begins to brown before apples are tender. Let it cool slightly before spooning warm dessert into bowls. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a swizzle of warm caramel sauce. Serves 8