Winning Apple Crisp Recipe
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Winning Apple Crisp Recipe

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I live in apple country, and a delicious apple crisp is one good way to use them that doesn't take a lot of time to make. —Gertrude Bartnick, Portage, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 426 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (58g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press half into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish or a 9-in. square baking pan. Cover with apples.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water and vanilla. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thick and clear. Pour over apples. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  3. Bake 60-65 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Apple Crisp in Country February/March 1993, p47

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Colnight User ID: 41759 255571
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2016

"My husband is not a big dessert person. 2 things he will only eat, chocolate cake and apple pie. So I made this and a asked him to please just try this. He did he loved it and took a big bowl of it. He said I can make this now in place of his apple pie."

cindylcan User ID: 8456616 255201
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"Just made this today, it is excellent. I followed recipe as is and next time I will cut both the brown sugar and white in half. It is sweet as apple crisp is, but it wouldn't hurt cutting back a bit. Taste just like from a restaurant! :)"

jam5260 User ID: 6756510 255108
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2016

"I agree, too much sugar! The second time I made it I used 1/2 cup of both sugars. I will use 1/4 cup the next time I make it. Delicious hot with vanilla ice cream!"

xxcskier User ID: 1136353 254962
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"This was really good but also very sweet. We really enjoyed it but like other reviews I will cut back on the sugar next time. I will be making it again!"

murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 254863
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

"Per the reviews, I cut my sugar to 1/4c. Brown and 1/4c. White and it was plenty sweet for us. I couldnt even fathom 2c. Of sugar!! Otherwise, it would be a 5 star."

kayjayc User ID: 4277199 254825
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

"This is a delicious crisp recipe, albeit rather sweet for our taste. The first time I made it I followed the recipe as directed. I now make it with half the sugar . I do squeeze fresh lemon over the apples to balance the acidity and sweetness. Next time, I plan on trying apple cider in place of the water and further cutting the sugar to1/4 c., for even more apple flavor. My husband craves this apple crisp as soon as the cooler fall weather arrives."

JONLZEE User ID: 1439727 254520
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2016

"Easy and delicious !! I used Honey Crisp apples and will try other apples next time. There will definitely be a next time...excellent in my book !"

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 254469
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"Definitely a winning recipe at my house! This is the best apple crisp I've ever eaten."

Lor207 User ID: 978905 253990
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

"I have to say I was a little concerned because of all the flour and corn starch, but it was absolutely delicious!"

ShyrlC User ID: 8925619 253640
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"I really loved this recipe. We acquired some apples from my son's tree which we believe to be a golden delicious. Therefore I did cut the sugar for the filling back to 1/2 cup and used 2 TBSP Apple Cider vinegar in the cup of water to tang it up. Of course I had to eat my first serving before it had cooled completely with melting vanilla ice cream on top. So delish, and I know it will be even better tomorrow after the flavors blend together. I will make it with granny smith apples and try apple cider instead of water next time and I believe it'll be perfect for my family's taste. Thanks so much for sharing Gertrude!"

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