Teresa G.


A warm and simply delicious dessert that will make your house smell wonderful! This crisp is different (and better, in my opinion!) because there are no oats in the topping. The recipe also works great with pears, peaches, nectarines etc...

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1 Hr 30 Min
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8-10 large
tart apples, peeled, cored & sliced (1/2 inch)
2 tsp
lemon juice, fresh or bottled
1 c
dark brown sugar, equally divided
1 tsp
ground cinnamon, equally divided
1 c
all purpose flour
1 c
granulated white sugar
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
baking powder
1 large
egg, beaten
1/2 c
butter, melted


1Lightly butter a 9"x13" glass or stoneware casserole and set aside.

2In an extra large bowl, mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and the lemon juice.

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3Add apple slices and gently toss to combine.

4Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

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5In a medium bowl, combine flour, white sugar, salt and baking powder.

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6Add egg to flour mixture and combine with a fork or pastry blender until it resembles very coarse cornmeal with lumps the size of large peas. (This takes some patience.)

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7Pour apples into prepared dish and sprinkle evenly with flour mixture.

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8In a small bowl, mix together remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

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9Sprinkle evenly over the top of the flour mixture.

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10Drizzle evenly with melted butter.

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11Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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12Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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13Cover (no aluminum foil!) and refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Kosher, Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom