Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe

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Tiffany Pennington


This apple crisp has the most crunchy, delectable topping. My husband has declared that he "can't imagine a better tasting apple crisp."

I've prepared this recipe with Gala, Fuji and Honey Crisp apples. I use really large apples - about 4 pounds in all. (Oct-2016: Jona Gold & Mutsu are really good, too!)

This recipe was adapted from the one in a Betty Crocker cookbook (the big one with the ring binding that is usually a gift to aspiring cooks... You know the one.)


★★★★★ 5 votes

30 Min
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  • 4-5 large
    apples, peeled, cored, sliced thin-ish
  • 1 c
    almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 c
    butter, salted, melted
  • 2 c
    oats, old fashioned style
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger *optional

How to Make Old Fashioned Apple Crisp


  1. Peel, core and chop apples. Place them in a 13X9X2 inch baking pan.

    Note: If you like the finished product to be less "juicy" - toss the apples in a little flour (and I will add a little cinnamon, too) to keep the liquids thick and not soupy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, place all dry ingredients (brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and almond meal) and mix thoroughly.

    Note: If using unsalted butter, I like to add a little sea salt to the crumble topping.
  3. Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly with your hands. (Really smoosh it all together.)
  4. Sprinkle the topping all over the top of the apples and coat evenly.
  5. Bake crisp on center oven rack at 350F for 40-45 minutes. Apples should be bubbling and topping should be a deep golden color.

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About Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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