Two-Layered Apple Crisp Recipe
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Two-Layered Apple Crisp Recipe

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I feel blessed to have the opportunity to bake this for the special ladies at the local homeless shelter. Try it with Honeycrisp apples, Golden Delicious or a blend of the two apple types. —Char Morse, Whitehall, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 large Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious apples, peeled and sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Optional toppings: vanilla ice cream, caramel sundae syrup and salted pecans


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt until crumbly. Add flour and oats; mix well. Press 3 cups oat mixture into the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. In another bowl, mix the first five filling ingredients. Add apples and vanilla; toss to combine. Spoon over oat layer. Dot with butter; sprinkle with remaining oat mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender. If desired, serve with toppings. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Two-Layered Apple Crisp in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p107

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"I'm not sure why some reviewer said it was dry; this was nice and moist with a crisp topping. If anything, I think I will add more apples next time, because I thought the sugar was overpowering, but everyone else who ate it loved it as is. Will make again. :)"

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"If you can't make apple pie, try this recipe, it's quick and easy and tastes like the best apple pie you ever tried."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"I pulled it from the oven a scoch early so I could reheat it later to serve, it was perfectly moist and raved about by all. I topped with vanilla icecream. Thumbs up!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I made this for our Christmas day dessert, and we loved it! We did NOT find it to be dry. I used the recommended amount of apples (Golden Delicious), and they created a yummy juice just like in apple pie. I love the addition of the bottom crust -- that makes it extra-special. And I served it warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce -- it was decadent! I'm definitely making this one again!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I served this for dessert on Christmas day, and we loved it! We did NOT find it to be too dry. I used the amount of apples called for, and they made a deliciously rich sauce, just like in an apple pie. The bottom crust is a real tasty addition to the average apple crisp recipe. We enjoyed it warm with ice cream and caramel topping, and it was decadent! Definitely making this one again!"

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