Apple Crunch

This recipe was given to me by Jane Kester, September 18, 2004.  It is similar to apple crisp.  This recipe is good as is, or you could also sprinkle some chopped walnuts on top if you'd like.  It is at its very best served hot with some vanilla ice cream.  This is a great dessert to make if you have lots of people to feed.  It can be baking in the oven while they are eating their main course.  I first made it on October 2, 2004.

Apple Base:
1 cup white granulated sugar
1 tablespoon white flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 cups apples, peeled, and sliced

Crumb Topping:
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup butter
2 cups white flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt with apples.  Place mixture in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.  In a large mixing bowl, use a pastry blender or fork to crumble together the brown sugar, butter, flour, and salt.  Sprinkle crumb topping over apple mixture.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are bubbly.  Serve warm or cold with whipped cream or ice cream.  Serves 12 to 15.