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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JONLZEE 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 254469
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

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

Lor207 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 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!"

xena02 249307
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

"This is one of the best apple crisp recipes I have tried. I did cut back the sugars by half and will cut back more, next time I make it, as I still found it sweet. I did add some nutmeg and will add more cinnamon next time."

lettuceleaf 241211
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"Love this! It's my go-to apple crisp recipe. I do also cut down on the sugars and go heavy on the apples and it is delicious. Love the way the crust/topping gets a little chewy/crispy. Sometimes I double the recipe in a 13x9 for company."

SewOriginal6 239292
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"Very very sweet, even with cutting the sugars in half."

dergy 236381
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2015

"I thought it was amazing and will definitely make it again. I cut the whole recipe in half because I made it for just two people. I will probably cut back on some of the sugar also."

Bammapellerin 234371
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2015

"This was an awesome apple crisp, followed suggestions and cut both sugars in half. Loved the bottom crust !"

bschuck 234286
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2015

"Even though I gave this recipe 5 stars, I think there is WAY too much sweetness with 2 cups of sugars. Fantastic recipe and this is definitely a keeper. I will just decrease the amount of both white and brown sugar the next time!"

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