Homemade apple crisp is a humble dessert made with simple ingredients – oats, flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, butter and apples. This is an old-fashioned apple crisp recipe; all these ingredients were traditionally found in Grandma’s pantry, and ours which makes it an easy recipe to whip up for last minute guests.
One bite or even one whiff of this cinnamony, buttery, sugary dessert will transfer you back to the olden days. It gives me a nostalgic feeling of those carefree days of my childhood just sitting in Grandma’s kitchen catching up and playing cards. Sigh…weren’t those the good old days?
How To Make Homemade Apple Crisp:
Full recipe is at the bottom of this page.
Peel and slice apples. Arrange apples in a baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Mix oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Add melted butter, and mix until well blended (it will be crumbly). Spread oatmeal mixture over the sliced apples. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for approximately 35 minutes or until fruit is tender.
Notes About Grandma’s Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe:
- Many people ask what the best type of apple is to be used for apple crisp. You’ll get a lot of different answers. We, however, like to think about how Grandma would answer this, and she would say to use whatever apple you have on hand. During the fall, you can get apples really cheap, so feel free to use whatever is cheapest. It all tastes good blended with cinnamon, brown sugar and butter.
- We use old CorningWare baking dishes. This recipe fits in a 1 1/2 or 2 quart CorningWare or a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.
- Another question that we get often is whether you should peel your apples first. If you are in a hurry, then you could leave the peels on; however, this does change the texture of the crisp. If you have time, go ahead and peel them.
- This is a recipe that can be converted easily using other fruit. Old-fashioned recipes are really versatile like that. Try it with peaches!
- The oats and the flour in this recipe will help keep the filling from getting runny. The crumble topping sinks down to the apples and it all becomes one delicious concoction. Try eating it hot served with vanilla ice cream!
- We love this easy recipe so much that we made it an entree by adding pork chops. Try Crock Pot Apple Crisp Pork Chops.
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- 4 cups peeled and sliced apples
- 3/4 cup quick oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Arrange peeled and sliced apples in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
Mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and salt together. Add melted butter, and mix until well blended. The mixture will be crumbly.
Spread oatmeal mixture over apples.
Bake until the fruit is fork tender, approximately 35 minutes.