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Grandma's Easy Apple Crisp
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Grandma's Easy Apple Crisp recipe is a traditional, old fashioned apple crisp without oats. The melt-in-your-mouth topping screams cinnamon and butter and will have your family begging for more.  

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple crisp without oats, Easy Apple Crisp, grandma's easy apple crisp
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara
  • 5-6 cups peeled and sliced apples
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 unbeaten egg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. 

  2. Arrange peeled and sliced apples in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and egg, and mix until blended.

  4. Sprinkle mixture over apples; pour melted butter over top.

  5. Bake until the fruit is fork tender, approximately 30-40 minutes. 

Recipe Notes
  • You can use a metal 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 inch pan or go old fashioned and use a 1 1/2 or 2 quart Pyrex or Corning Ware dish. Any of those will work. Just watch the cooking time. This delicious apple crisp will cook faster in a larger pan because it's spread thinner. 
  • Grandma's original apple crisp recipe says that the sugar can be anywhere from 1/2 to 1 cup in total.  With that being said, use less than the 3/4 cup that we wrote in the recipe if you are watching your sugar or if the type of apple you are using are sweet.  On the flip side, if you are using a tart apple, take up the sugar to 1 cup total. 
  • This recipe inspired us to make a divine cherry version.  Try it!  A peach version would be good too. 
  • Should you should peel your apples first before making this crisp? Not necessarily.  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.