Back to Mom's Cinnamon-Apple Crisp

Print Options


Card Sizes

Mom's Cinnamon-Apple Crisp Recipe

Mom's Cinnamon-Apple Crisp Recipe

I was fortunate enough to have a dear friend share this recipe with me more than 50 years ago. The sweet-smelling combination of apples, cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg has been a welcome scent in my house ever since. —Cleo Lightfoot, Southlake, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • 1. Combine the apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a large bowl. Transfer to an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; dot with butter.
  • 2. For topping, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and nutmeg in another large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in egg just until moistened; sprinkle over filling.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without ice cream): 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Reviews for Mom's Cinnamon-Apple Crisp

Sort By :
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"Awesome, My boyfriend loved it!! Super easy to make and oh so yummy. Made it exact to the directions stated."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Made this exactly as written and it came out great! Nice, quick dessert recipe to make on a weeknight, and perfect to use up some of those fresh apples from the apple orchard!"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"This is a very nice go to quick recipe. I did use more apples and I precooked them for a few minutes before completing the recipe. I cut back on the butter and I made just 1/2 of the recipe. Perfect for 2 *


Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"Everyone who tried this crisp loved it! It disappeared very quickly! Delicious and easy to make."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"I made this tonight. It was amazing! My son helped make it and he actually ate it and loved it!! He's 4 and is a very picky eater!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"Added additional cinnamon to apples as well as topping. Vanilla bean ice cream and Carmel topping when serving...yum!"

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"Délicieux. Tout le monde a adoré."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"This was easy to make and soooo delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"I've never really had a crisp that did not contain oats in the topping. This topping was not like a biscuit cobbler, but was somewhat crumbly. I used Granny Smith and it was really good!"

Loading Image