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Mom's Apple Crisp Recipe

Mom's Apple Crisp Recipe

Mom found this recipe in a bridal book years ago, and it soon became a family favorite. With tender juicy apples and a hint of cinnamon, it is yummy served plain or with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 5 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup water


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples, pressing down to smooth top.
  • 3. Slowly pour water over the top; sprinkle with remaining cinnamon. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 318 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 314mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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sstetzel User ID: 158954 257500
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016

"Made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. I used half flour and half oats for a bit of texture and replaced the water with cider (because I had some to use up). Highly recommended!"

JoanieK53 User ID: 8355717 239059
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"I didn't pour the full cup of water over the top as I thought it might be to much. Used about 1/2 cup. Came out great."

cooknbaker User ID: 496067 59526
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"Made this for a luncheon and it got all raves. It was autumn at the time, so I used apple cider for half of the water, worked perfectly."

pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 63796
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"My family loved this it turned out great how ever I would put a pan under it it boiled over and set my smoke alarms off. I had to turn it off clean the oven then put it back in and finish cooking it. How ever my family loved it and it was gone fast."

leann Irwin User ID: 175319 136830
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"I modified the recipe using enough apples for a 9x13 pan. I increased he topping by one half. It was enough to cover. Very good!"

palmki User ID: 5282673 143452
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"Wonderful flavor. I don't like tart apples so I used Golden Delicious apples. I used the 1/4 cup of sugar in the apples, but only used 1/2 cup of sugar in the topping. This is my favorite apple crisp recipe."

grensrud User ID: 4501110 55632
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"This is very good, just wish it was lower in calories. Am going to try to cut back on the sugar some, it was very sweet and I think cutting back wouldn't hurt some. Also maybe add some oatmeal for some additional crisp at the top to suit my hubby's taste. All in all very good though and very easy!"

jherrewig User ID: 2412372 55851
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Our favorite apple crisp recipe :D"

jsusan User ID: 4345343 136823
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"This is absolutely amazing. It is devine.....Add ice cream to it and enjoy with a hot cup of tea....."

msdosty1941 User ID: 2683910 59523
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2008

"I use canned apple pie mix. My husband prefers peach & cherry so will be making them also.Using the canned should be baked maybe,30 minutes?"

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