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Apple Crisp

Recipe photo courtesy of José Manuel Picayo Rivera

One of the definitive desserts of fall, apple crisp is easy and economical. Test kitchen tip: Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples are especially good in this recipe.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2007
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Cook's Notes

This cinnamon-scented crisp is best served still warm from the oven, topped with a scoop of vanilla, cinnamon, or caramel ice cream.

The secret to a crunchy, chunky topping is working the oat mixture into large clumps with your hands -- this helps the topping hold together atop the apples while toasting to a golden brown.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • MS12558680
    1 FEB, 2019
    Perfect-I substitute sorghum flour to make it gluten-free. It is delicious!
  • rhondagubson
    9 NOV, 2018
    This is the only apple crisp recipe I use-with Cartland apples if I can find them.
  • kimcomfort7626263
    23 SEP, 2018
    Awesome flavor! Just perfect!
  • ElizParkCoop
    8 OCT, 2017
    This appetizer was a hit with my children [which is a huge win in my house]. It was delicious and so simple. Perfect fall dessert and I am excited to introduce it into my entertaining repertoire!
  • MS12385395
    25 OCT, 2016
    Try using a variety of apples for layers of flavour and texture.
  • MS12265145
    11 OCT, 2015
    This was great, I added raisins and pecans. Wonderful Fall dessert.
  • aladza
    18 NOV, 2014
    OMG this was so delish! I used Honeycrisp apples and they were the perfect apple for this recipe (and pretty much any apple recipe, lol).
  • MS12341724
    18 OCT, 2014
    used fresh-picked Macoun apples for this go-to classic, tasty apple crisp - just the right sugar cinnamon flavor, juicy with a nice tangy bite, and a time-honored delicious crisp topping; only had to bake for 45 minutes in small gas oven.
  • ucshep
    13 OCT, 2014
    Great recipe but was looking for a crispier crust
  • Grandma Pam
    28 SEP, 2014
    Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!

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