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Our theme this month is easy and inexpensive.

We were able to buy two big Ida Red apples at our local ethnic grocery store and we made enough crumble for 6 servings. We used old-fashioned oatmeal because it has more texture.

The crumble goes great with a little dairy. That could be yogurt, heavy cream, or... you made me say it... ice cream.

We didn't factor in the ice cream when we made our budget but we saved enough money on the rest of the meals by cooking ourselves that we could splurge.

{Makes 6 - 8 servings}

You'll need:

  • 2 large or 3 medium Ida Red or other baking apples
  • 6 tablespoons of butter or spread
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2/3 cup of quick cooking or old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A little adult help


  • An 8 x 8 inch pan
  • An apple corer or a paring knife
  • A silicon spatula
  • A medium-size bowl
  • A large spoon
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degree F.
  2. Grease the bottom and sides of the pan.
  3. Core and cut the apples into 3/4 inch cubes. Arrange on the bottom of the pan.
  4. In the bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, oatmeal and cinnamon.
  5. Spoon lumps of the mixture over the apples.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until the apples are bubbly and the topping is slightly browned.
  7. Spoon into individual bowls and serve.