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Mom's Apple Crisp Recipe

Mom's Apple Crisp Recipe

Mom found this recipe in a bridal book years ago, and it soon became a family favorite. With tender juicy apples and a hint of cinnamon, it is yummy served plain or with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 5 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup water


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples, pressing down to smooth top.
  • 3. Slowly pour water over the top; sprinkle with remaining cinnamon. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 318 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 314 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Mom's Apple Crisp

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"I didn't pour the full cup of water over the top as I thought it might be to much. Used about 1/2 cup. Came out great."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"Made this for a luncheon and it got all raves. It was autumn at the time, so I used apple cider for half of the water, worked perfectly."

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"My family loved this it turned out great how ever I would put a pan under it it boiled over and set my smoke alarms off. I had to turn it off clean the oven then put it back in and finish cooking it. How ever my family loved it and it was gone fast."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"I modified the recipe using enough apples for a 9x13 pan. I increased he topping by one half. It was enough to cover. Very good!"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"Wonderful flavor. I don't like tart apples so I used Golden Delicious apples. I used the 1/4 cup of sugar in the apples, but only used 1/2 cup of sugar in the topping. This is my favorite apple crisp recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"This is very good, just wish it was lower in calories. Am going to try to cut back on the sugar some, it was very sweet and I think cutting back wouldn't hurt some. Also maybe add some oatmeal for some additional crisp at the top to suit my hubby's taste. All in all very good though and very easy!"

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Our favorite apple crisp recipe :D"

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"This is absolutely amazing. It is devine.....Add ice cream to it and enjoy with a hot cup of tea....."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2008

"I use canned apple pie mix. My husband prefers peach & cherry so will be making them also.Using the canned should be baked maybe,30 minutes?"

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