In the baking world, there are recipes that require exactness and precision. One should not attempt to improvise their way through choux pastry or the finicky macaron. It will lead to disaster.
This, fortunately, is not one of those complicated recipes. This is the type of recipe you can fumble your way through and still serve to your unannounced dinner guests. Using staple ingredients from your pantry and fridge, you can usually pull this together when the shelves are otherwise rather bare.
I introduce to you, Caramel Apple Crisp.