1tablespoon plus 1 teaspoonCinnamon or pumpkin pie spicedivided
Arrange apples in a 9x9 or similarly sized round baking dish. (I like to make this in a round dish.) Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon over apples.
In a medium bowl, combine butter, nuts, cake mix, sugar, and remaining cinnamon. Mix well, until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over the apples.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until crumb is golden brown.
Grace currently has braces and thus cannot eat nuts, so we have to leave them out right now. It's a bummer because I love them.
If you need a gluten-free recipe, you can easily use a gluten-free cake mix and it should come out just fine.
As I said above, this recipe works beautifully with any kind of fruit. Just fill your pan about 1/2 way with the uncooked fruit of your choice and top with the crisp topping. Cook until the topping is golden brown and starting to get crispy.
Use the cinnamon only if your fruit choice makes sense with it. I use cinnamon or apple pie spice with apples of course, but I also use one or the other with pears. I do not use any spices with peaches, and I use sprinkle a teaspoon or so of almond extract over my cherries.