- 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
- In a Dutch oven, combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; cook and stir over medium heat just until apples are tender. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: About 16 servings.
Reviews for Potluck Apple Crisp
"Very good. When I make it again & I will, I'll make more of the crust ingredients. Would like a thicker crust."
"VERY GOOD. Followed recipe exactly."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"I made this recipe with whole wheat flour and it was yummy. Took it to work and I was very popular!"
"WATCH your baking time! I left mine in for 30 min. since a few of the apples weren't as tender...bottom crust burnt. I didn't realize a few minutes could make such a difference. The top was delicious;we just scraped it off the crust. I think maybe 350 would work better too."
"This apple crisp recipe was spectacular!!!! Best I've ever made! I've been searching for an apple crisp recipe that the topping actually stays crunchy and my search is over! I made it exactly as the recipe says, but I bet this would be good with pears or peaches as well!"