Potluck Apple Crisp Recipe
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Potluck Apple Crisp Recipe

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Delicious with ice cream or plain for breakfast, this dessert serves a crowd. It's perfect for picnics and family gatherings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3 quarts sliced peeled apples (about 12 medium)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 374 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; cook and stir over medium heat just until apples are tender. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  3. Pat half of flour mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spread apples over top; crumble remaining flour mixture over apples.
  4. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: About 16 servings.
Originally published as Apple Crisp in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p33

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"VERY GOOD. Followed recipe exactly."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"This is delicious! I used 1/2C applesauce instead of the oil and I added some cloves and allspice to spice it up some more. Yum!! Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"mmmmm divine. The way you cook the apples first makes a huge difference in the finished product - tender apples and a crispy crust, not a burnt crust."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"I'm sure you've received answers to your question, but for my 2-cents worth, I've tried both the Red Delicious and the Granny Smith.  I chose the loose individual apples over the bargain bagged apples because I've found the individuals are more crunchy and not like styrofoam like the bagged bargin applies.  I really think the crunch is the factor, not so much the tartness of the apple."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

"So easy and made with ingredients that are usually on hand anyway. I had too many apples and wanted to do something with them, and glad I did! Next time I think I'd cut down on the brown sugar. This would also be great with some fresh cherries added in with the apples. Next time!"

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