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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.

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basketbabe17 User ID: 4675138 198803
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

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

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 119562
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!"

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 196066
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 *


kckamargo63 User ID: 7981779 139507
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

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

TheIEPqueen User ID: 3423466 188500
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!"

RLSM User ID: 5781736 213505
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

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

Julie Hubert User ID: 3353142 123562
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"Délicieux. Tout le monde a adoré."

TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 125954
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"This was easy to make and soooo delicious!"

potato2 User ID: 392040 184378
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!"

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