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Apple Crisp

Old-fashioned apple crisp made with Granny Smith apples, brown sugar, a warm blend of spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, and old-fashioned oats.

Serve this warm apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle the top with caramel sauce.

Old fashioned apple crisp topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce.

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Ingredients in Apple Crisp

  • Granny Smith apples, or other tart apples
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Lemon juice
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Old-fashioned oats
  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsalted butter
  • Salt
An 8 by 8 dish with apple crisp and a spoon for serving.

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How to Make Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Preheat the oven and prepare the dish – Preheat oven to 350º F. Butter an 8×8 baking dish, and set aside.

Chop the apples – Chop the six Granny Smith apples (approximately 4 cups of chopped apples).

Make the apple mixture – Add the chopped apples to a mixing bowl and sprinkle them with the granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and the lemon juice.
Stir the apples to coat them well with the cinnamon mixture.

Add to the baking dish – Pour the apples into the prepared baking dish.

Make the oat mixture – In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oats, 1 cup of brown sugar, the remaining ground cinnamon, all-purpose flour, and the salt. Stir to combine well.

Cut in the butter – Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the cold butter pieces into the oat mixture. Cut the butter into the mixture until the pieces are small and crumbly. Make sure all of the flour and oat mixture is moistened.

Top the apples – Sprinkle the crumb mixture on top of the apples evenly.

Bake – Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the top of the crisp is golden brown.

Serve – Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream if desired.

Two plates of apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream with caramel drizzle.

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What Apples Do You Use to Make an Apple Crisp?

Granny Smith’s are always a great choice because of the tartness in the apples but Golden Delicious and Honey Crisp are also great apple varieties to use in baking. These types of apples don’t break down while baking and don’t become mushy.

Do You Peel The Apples for an Apple Crisp?

Whether you peel or don’t peel your apples for apple crisp is up to you. Peeling the apples will result in a more tender chew versus leaving the peel on the apple. The peel left on will add more texture to the apple crisp.

A fork with apple crisp and ice cream above a plate.
Yield: 6 servings

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Old fashioned apple crisp with a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce.

Old-fashioned apple crisp made with Granny Smith apples, brown sugar, a warm blend of spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, and old-fashioned oats.

Ingredients

  • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped (approx. 4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Butter an 8×8 baking dish, and set aside.
    2. Chop the six Granny Smith apples (approximately 4 cups of chopped apples).
    3. Add the chopped apples to a mixing bowl and sprinkle them with the granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and lemon juice.
    4. Stir the apples to coat them well with the cinnamon mixture.
    5. Pour the apples into the prepared baking dish.
    6. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oats, 1 cup of brown sugar, the remaining ground cinnamon, all-purpose flour, and salt. Stir to combine well.
    7. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the cold butter pieces into the oat mixture. Cut the butter into the mixture until the pieces are small and crumbly. Make sure all of the flour and oat mixture is moistened.
    8. Sprinkle the crumb mixture on top of the apples evenly.
    9. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the top of the crisp is golden brown.
    10. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream if desired.

Notes

Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Honey Crisp apples are good varieties for baking.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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