Old-Time Apple Crisp Recipe
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Old-Time Apple Crisp Recipe

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Now young adults, our children say this dessert is "awesome" with ice cream. Everyone who takes a bite nods in agreement! Nostalgic, comforting, luscious, call it what you will, this is one of those simple, old-time treats that never goes out of style.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 4 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 3 medium)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 298 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Place apples in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and allspice; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p31

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"Absolutely perfect balance of flavors. A delicious classic. Don't, however, use chopped frozen apples, as I did. Left the texture too mushy. This was my fault, not the recipe. I will use fresh tart apples next time."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"Made this yesterday to take as dessert for a dinner we had been invited to. Fantastic! I did double all the ingredients (used a 9x13" baking dish) for a crowd. Increased the baking time to 40-45 minutes. This recipe for apple crisp got rave reviews."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

"tasted wonderful"

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"Another *GREAT* favorite!"

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"I have made many apple crisps for my family. I love them so much! Warms you up on a cold day! This recipe is perfect. The right balance of sugar, flour, oats and butter to make the crisp! Mmmmm!!!"

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