Apple Crisp Recipe

by Astrid Apple

Perhaps you can remember that wonderful fragrance that filled the house while you were little after your mother put that homemade apple crisp in the oven to bake. I constantly believed that this appetizing delight was a amazing secret recipe that had been in our household for generations. Surely, the early settlers ought to have known how to make apple crisp. Surprisingly, the very first time this turned up in a cookbook was in 1924. As it turns out, this fall favorite is merely baked apples covered with a cinnamony crispy crust.

` Many people confuse a crisp with an apple cobbler which is fundamentally a pie with only a top crust. The fantastic thing about an apple crisp recipe is the fact that is so much simpler to produce than a cobbler or an apple pie. You'll find likely as numerous distinctive apple crisp recipes as there are folks who consume them. You can't go wrong with this one.


6 Granny Smith apples, 6 McIntosh apples  1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup flour, 2 cups rolled oats, 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1-1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar, 1-1/2 cups softened butter


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Place peeled, cored, and sliced apples in a huge bowl and stir in the vanilla, combining well. 3. In a different bowl combine the flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. 4. Using a knife cut the butter into the mixture until it is crumbly. 5. Pour the apples into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish that has been greased or sprayed with cooking spray. 6. Cover the apples with the flour and oatmeal mixture. 7. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the apples are bubbly and tender.

How to Spice Up Your Apple Crisp

There is a lot you could do to spice up a standard apple crisp recipe. The addition of another fruit is a pretty common variation. Two favorite additions are the peach and the blackberry. Rather than all apples you could use both apples and cranberries at a ratio of 3 cups to 2 for a delectable apple cranberry crisp.

Once you are confident you know how to make an apple crisp, you can experiment with the apples you use. If you prefer a more tart apple crisp, use all Granny Smith apples. You can also use 6 Granny Smith combined with a crisp sweet apple like Gala or Braeburn.

About the Author: