Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp
It just doesn’t feel like fall until I make my favorite apple crisp recipe. I originally received the recipe from Apples of Gold (a Bible study group I was involved in), and I’ve made it every year since.  It’s a classic apple crisp recipe – sweet cinnamon apples topped with a crumbly streusel topping and baked until bubbling and delicious. This really is the best apple crisp I’ve ever had.

Apple Crisp
I made this for Mike’s parents when they were over for dinner the other night, and it disappeared pretty quickly. In my opinion, when cooking for your in-laws it’s best to go with recipes you know will turn out right every time. This actually turned out to be a good make-ahead dish for company. I put it together right after work and let it just sit on the counter while we ate dinner. After dinner, I stuck it in the oven to bake for about 45 minutes, and it came out warm and fragrant just as we were ready for dessert. Perfect! Paired with some vanilla ice cream, you just can’t beat this apple crisp if you’re looking for a quintessential fall dessert!

Apple Crisp

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Apple Crisp

Ingredients:

5 or 6 apples, cored and sliced
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened

Directions:

Mix apple slices with white sugar and cinnamon. Put in bottom of a greased 8x8 pan. Combine flour, brown sugar and butter with a fork until crumbly. Put on top of apple mixture and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

from Apples of Gold

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48 Responses to “Apple Crisp”

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — October 8, 2010 @ 1:38 am

    I agree – when it comes to the in-laws, you gotta make a no fail recipe! This looks fab. ;)

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    Lisa — October 8, 2010 @ 2:19 am

    My family loves apple crisp. We've always used canned apple pie filling which gets kind of expensive. But, thanks to you, now I'll know how to make the filling from scratch. Great recipe.

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    Danielle — October 8, 2010 @ 2:32 am

    I love apple crisp! It's a perfect fall dessert.

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    Brenda — October 8, 2010 @ 2:39 am

    This looks so good Megan, especially with the vanilla ice cream! I just love fall recipes!

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    Jenn — October 8, 2010 @ 3:51 am

    I love apple crisp…actually, any dessert with apples ranks top of the chart…behind chocolate of course :) Your crisp looks wonderful…and with ice cream…that just put it over the top!

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    embraceyourskin — October 8, 2010 @ 4:11 am

    Oh my gosh, I looove apple crisp! Thank you so much for this recipe!

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    Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon — October 8, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    Perfect fall recipe! So simple it's got to be good! I can see it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream now :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — October 8, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! Your apple crisp looks so good, I'm seriously drooling. MMMMMMM

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    Hannah — October 8, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    Such a classic, comforting dessert; You can't have a real autumn without making at least one! It's what I always make first after going apple picking. Thanks for reminding me to schedule such a day in, too!

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    Rachel — October 8, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

    I was looking for an apple crisp recipe just the other day. I guess it's that time of year!

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    TwinMomma — October 8, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    Apple Crisp is always one of the first things I make every fall! I usually use a variety of red & green apples, and I don't peel them either. :) As a side note, I am familiar with Apples of Gold – we did that a few years back at my church!

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    megan — October 8, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    TwinMomma – So glad someone else has heard of Apples of Gold! It's an awesome program isn't it? :)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — October 8, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    TwinMomma – So glad someone else has heard of Apples of Gold! It's an awesome program isn't it? :)

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    Torviewtoronto — October 8, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

    delicious we make it similar

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    Jessica @ bake me away! — October 8, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

    I love apple crisp and am always up for trying new recipes! This looks really good and super simple. :)

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    Lori — October 8, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    I just went to our orchard yesterday for some apples and I had apple crisp on the brain. Yours looks great!

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    Joy — October 8, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

    Ohhh I love apple crisp. that looks wonderful.

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    Beth — October 8, 2010 @ 11:22 pm

    This looks great Megan! I'm hoping my daughters don't read this tonight, as I think I'll take this to our family Harvest Festival tomorrow. We earn extra points for what we bake! Thanks for sharing!

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    Beth — October 9, 2010 @ 1:47 am

    It's in the oven….Tim will taste test before we submit the apple crisp! Will let you know how it does at the Harvest Festival!

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    kim — October 10, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

    This looks yummy! I am asking my husband to bring apples home from out east (Long Island) and I will try this recipe. Thank you Megan.

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    Joanna — October 10, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    Simple and perfect, I love apple crumble and yes, it's a sign of autumn!

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    Anonymous — October 10, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

    This was amazing, Megan, as were the doughnut muffins (from a previous post)! Good work. :)
    -andrea

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    megan — October 10, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

    Beth – I hope everyone liked it! I can't wait to hear how it turned out :)

    andrea – Thanks so much for stopping back to let me know. I'm glad you liked it :) By any chance was this the one your mom made?

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — October 10, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

    Beth – I hope everyone liked it! I can't wait to hear how it turned out :)

    andrea – Thanks so much for stopping back to let me know. I'm glad you liked it :) By any chance was this the one your mom made?

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    Beth — October 10, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

    Okay Megan, I have the recipe memorized now.

    I just made it again for friends coming over shortly. I'm glad the girls and I picked lots of apples. It's the best apple crisp recipe that I've made! Thanks.

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    Praise and Coffee — October 10, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

    Megan, that looks fabulous..AND you won!!
    You won the October Praise and Coffee giveaway!!!

    I'm so excited to send it to someone in Michigan :)
    Send me an email with your home address and I'll get it out to you!
    Sue

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    Courtney — October 11, 2010 @ 2:10 am

    I just pulled this out of the oven…smells yummy. Although, the lovely ants that are invading my house right now got my brown sugar so I had to use regular…hope it turns out ok
    :(

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    megan — October 11, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

    Beth – I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know :) Hope your friends liked it as well :)

    Courtney – I hope it turned out just as well with white sugar. If you get a chance I hope you let me know how it was :)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — October 11, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

    Beth – I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know :) Hope your friends liked it as well :)

    Courtney – I hope it turned out just as well with white sugar. If you get a chance I hope you let me know how it was :)

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    Nichole — October 14, 2010 @ 3:02 am

    I made this last night – so easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    megan — October 15, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    Nichole – I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping back to let me know :)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — October 15, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    Nichole – I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping back to let me know :)

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    TJ — November 22, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    I made this last Thursday (because I was craving it big time after seeing your recipe and photos) and it was totally awesome. I am not sure where I messed up, because the crumbled top was more of a mushy topping, so I put it to broil for the last 2-3 minutes and that helped. All in all, it was sooo incredibly simple and delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — November 23, 2010 @ 11:51 am

    TJ – I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping back to let me know. I'm not sure why the topping would have turned mushy, but I'm glad the broiling helped! :)

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    Anonymous — February 5, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    I made a bite-sized version of this by baking diced apples in a mini muffin pan for 10 min. and they were fantastic! Admittedly, they were a bit gooey since there was no crust but delicious nonetheless.

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 6, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    Anonymous – What a good idea to make a bite sized version! Sounds delicious :)

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    A — September 29, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    I made this last night in a slightly larger pan and it turned out amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • megan replied: — September 30th, 2011 @ 10:59 am

      Thanks for the comment, I’m so glad you liked it! :)

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    Trini — October 12, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    Hi Megan! I just moved in with my boyfriend and this is his favorite desert so I want to make it as a surprise for him. Is there any type or apple I should use in particular? Thanks!

    • megan replied: — October 12th, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

      Hi Trini, thanks for the comment. I generally use granny smith for this recipe, but really any apple will work. I think tart varieties are usually better for baking? I just googled “best baking apples” and came up with this website with lots of information – hope that helps! http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/baking-with-apples/detail.aspx

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    Katie @ www.ohshineon.com — October 26, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    i’ve been looking for a killer (and easy) apple crisp recipe. i think i’ve just found it. so excited to make it soon (as in, right now. tonight. yes).

    thanks for sharing!
    - katie

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    lorene — May 1, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    just done it! ultra loved it!!!!

    • megan replied: — May 2nd, 2012 @ 5:39 am

      I’m so glad! :)

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    Stephanie @ The Good Stuff — November 4, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    I made this for dessert tonight and it’s exactly what I was looking for – just a great, classic version of apple crisp! The topping is crispy and crumbly, it has a good balance of flavors, not overly sweet and the amount of cinnamon is perfect. We ate it warm with some vanilla ice cream and it was super tasty! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

    • megan replied: — November 5th, 2012 @ 7:28 am

      I’m so glad you liked it! This is one of our favorites :)

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    Jan — September 14, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    Would love to make this in a 9 x 13 dish. Could you post recipe with how much ingredients to make a bigger apple crisp?

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