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delicious apple crisp

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Michelle Bates-Phipps
Kalamazoo, MI

Welcome to fall and the harvest season. I have been waiting and waiting for time to go to the apple orchard to get fresh and delicious apples to play around with this idea. I based my recipe on a similar recipe shared on this site called Cinnamon Apple Crisp, but I had to change it up to make it a Family Award Winning Recipe. And since I've made 3 batches in a week and am still getting asked for more, I think it is award winning! The biggest secret here is having a variety of apples to add texture and flavor surprises. Oops, guess it's not a secret anymore!

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This apple crisp is so good, delicious may not be a strong enough adjective. We'd say it's amazing. We couldn't wait for it to bake based on the aroma wafting from the oven - it just smells of autumn. The different textures and flavors from the apples make this special. With just the right amount of spice and crunch, the crisp topping is perfect.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For delicious apple crisp

  • 6-7 md
    Honeycrisp apples
  • 3 or 4 sm
    Fuji apples
  • 3 or 4 sm
    Stayman Winesap apples
  • 1 c
    sugar (approximately)
  • 3 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 c
    light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 stick
    butter, melted

How To Make delicious apple crisp

Test Kitchen Tips
Stayman Winesap apples may be hard to find. Granny Smith apples are crisp and tart like the Winesap and a great substitute.
  • Baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.
    Preheat oven to 375. Spray 9X13 pan with cooking spray.
  • Peeled and sliced apples in a baking dish.
    Peel and slice apples right into the pan. Mix it up so that you don't have only one variety of apple in a spot. I just dump all the apples on the counter and start peeling. Of course, I save all the peels and cores to either put out to feed wild life or to put in the compost pile.
  • 3
    Feel free to adjust the amount or variety of apples to fit your tastes or the main motivation what is on hand. Honeycrisps are sweet, Fuji and Stayman Winesap are more tart/spicy, but if you like all sweet then do that, if you like all tart, then do that.
  • Adding sugar to apples.
    Cover the apples in the pan with the sugar. This is just a guesstimate of how much sugar to use because I just grab handfuls of sugar and sprinkle on top until all the apples are covered.
  • Sprinkling cinnamon over sugar and apples.
    After this, sprinkle with the cinnamon.
  • Dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
    Mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl while you are melting butter in the microwave. A stick of cold butter will usually melt in 1 minute in my microwave.
  • Adding butter to dry ingredients.
    Mix butter into dry ingredients. You can try to be delicate and mix with a fork, but it works best if you use your hands to get everything blended together and moist.
  • Sprinkling the topping over the apples.
    Sprinkle your "crisp" over your apples. Again I use my hand so I can make sure that everything is covered and there are no large globs of crisp.
  • Baking the apple crisp in the oven.
    Bake in 375 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. You should check it at 30 but I have found that every time I make this I do not like how it looks so I cook it 5 minutes longer, check again to make sure it isn't burning then it goes back in again for 5 more minutes making a total cooking time of 40 minutes.