Apple Date Crisp Recipe
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Apple Date Crisp Recipe

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My mother loves to make this old-fashioned dessert, and my father, brother and I love to eat it. Each serving is chock-full of apple slices, crunchy nuts and chewy dates. When the weather is cold, I love to warm up with this dessert. -Karin Cousineau, Burlington, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 8 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 2 cups chopped dates
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • Additional apple slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 445 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (60g sugars, 7g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, combine apples and dates. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Add nuts; sprinkle over apples.
  2. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until the apples are tender. Serve warm. Garnish with apple slices if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Apple Date Crisp in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p35

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dneuperg User ID: 1768532 8188
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"Delicious. Not too sweet. Apple flavor really shines through. I substituted rolled oats for nuts due to allergy concerns, and for spices combined a teaspoon mixture of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Family voted it best apple crisp recipe ever."

Devonmama User ID: 2911167 200536
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

"This is so good it ought to be illegal. My new fave dessert.


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