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 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!"

xena02 User ID: 8316232 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 User ID: 6561007 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 User ID: 8660421 239292
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

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

dergy User ID: 5854214 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 User ID: 294029 234371
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2015

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

bschuck User ID: 3529989 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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