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apple crisp

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lorraine Hardin
Taylorsville, KY

This is a great fall recipe. It is a huge hit at my house and great comfort food. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Apple crisps are one of our favorite apple desserts because they're so easy to make. The apples themselves are sweet and filled with cinnamon flavor. On top, there's a classic topping of oats, margarine, brown sugar, and cinnamon. But, this apple crisp recipe also adds vanilla wafers. There's a bit of crunch and vanilla flavor from them we enjoyed. Dollop with Cool Whip for a comforting dessert.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 12 (1/2 cup each)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple crisp

  • 8 c
    thinly sliced, peeled Granny Smith apples (about 4 large/2 lb)
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed, divided
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/3 c
    old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 c
    cold margarine
  • 25
    vanilla wafers, crushed (about 1 cup crumbs)
  • 1 1/2 c
    thawed Cool Whip whipped topping

How To Make apple crisp

  • Apples tossed with cinnamon and brown sugar.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss apples with 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon.
  • Apples poured into a baking dish.
    Spoon into an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish.
  • Oats, butter, and cinnamon combined in a bowl.
    Combine oats, the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1 tsp of cinnamon in a medium bowl. Cut in margarine with a pastry blender or two knives, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Crushed wafers added to oat mixture.
    Add wafer crumbs; mix well.
  • Oat mixture sprinkled over the apples.
    Spread crumb mixture evenly over apples.
  • Baked Apple Crisp cooling.
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm or cooled. Top with whipped topping.