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Saturday Cake Mix Special- Easy Apple Crisp

I love making dressed up cake mix desserts. This is one of my favorites in the fall when apples are abundant. Our apples need to be picked. Hubby has never allowed us to pick them, he always says they arent ready. Well they are ready whether he is or not. Tomorow while he's gone, boy wonder and I are going to make a homemade soda bottle apple picker. I saved a closet bar from when he redid our sons closet just for this project. Yes this crime was premeditated for months! hehe And we are going to pick that tree clean! He wont be upset when he comes home to this apple crisp. And he will love my apple picker, I guarantee it.

6 cups thin sliced apples (about 4-6 apples)
1 yellow cake mix
1/2 cup quick oats
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spread apple slices over the bottom of a greased 8x8 pan.

Mix cake mix, oats, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour melted butter over the top and mix with a fork until crumbly.

Bake 35-40 minutes, until apples are tender and top is golden brown.

note: Jenny- this is the recipe I was talking about. I'm sorry, but I didnt remember it having any oats in it. When done, the oats arent real noticeable since they are mixed with a whole cake mix.


  1. You think maybe he just didn't want to be the one to have to pick the apples? :)

    We have a crab apple tree, but it's the kind with tiny ornamental apples (about the size of a nickel). They aren't even good for making jelly. :(

    Be sure to show us your apple picker once you've made it.

  2. Lisa,

    I made this! It is posted over on my blog!

  3. annie you may be right about him not wanting to pick them! lol We also have a crabapple tree, they only get about as big as a quarter. The first year we moved in here, I didnt realize they were out there. My son and his friend picked a bunch of them, ate them and had bad tummyaches! lol I'll definetly take a picture of our apple picker.

    Precious I had a feeling you would like this recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

  4. Lisa do you mix the cake according to directions and pour over cake or do u just mix those ing. in the cake mix dry?.. Sorry I have a learning disorder and wasn't to clear on directions! If it wasn't for spell check..You wouldnt understand what i was asking.,,lol.. Thanks so much! Im Deff. making this