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Apple Crisp

Old-fashioned Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp is an easy-to-make baked dessert made with chopped apples covered with a crisp rolled oats-flour-butter-brown sugar topping.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
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Streusel Topping:

  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans optional

Apple Filling:

  • lbs apples e.g., Cortlands, Honeycrisps, Humes, Ginger Gold, individually or in any combination mixture
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • cup white sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  1. Place oven rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 375°.

Streusel Topping: In medium-sized bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, rolled oats, cinnamon, and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in cold butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in pecans. Cover mixture and place in refrigerator while preparing apple filling.

Apple Filling: Peel, core, and cut apples into chunks about ¼”- ⅓” thick or so. Place in large bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss to coat.

  1. In separate bowl, combine sugars, spices, and cornstarch. Mix well. Add to apples and toss to coat. Transfer mixture to greased 8” baking pan and arrange apples evenly over bottom of pan.
  2. Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over apples. Place baking pan on rimmed baking sheet (lined with tin foil for easy clean-up should apples bubble out).
  3. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until topping is crisp and golden, apples are tender when knife-tested, and juices from the apple are bubbling up through the crisp topping. Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve plain or with a dollop of whipped cream or your favourite vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Notes

Yield: 6-8 servings