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Mom’s Cinnamon-Apple Crisp

I was fortunate enough to have a dear friend share this recipe with me more than 50 years ago. The sweet-smelling combination of apples, cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg has been a welcome scent in my house ever since. —Cleo Lightfoot, Southlake, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • Combine the apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a large bowl. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish; dot with butter.
  • For topping, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and nutmeg in another large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in egg just until moistened; sprinkle over filling.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm with ice cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 341 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Jenny
    Feb 28, 2020

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  • Carrie
    Nov 12, 2019

    This is "the Apple Strudel" I grew up with...I melt the butter and pour over the topping...If you want to be decadent...serve in a goblet layered with caramel sauce and ice cream...I often sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar as well...

  • Dynah
    Jul 11, 2019


  • mpesci
    Dec 12, 2016

    What is the nutrition data on Mom's Cinnamon-Apple Crisp; I need the sodium amount?

  • Debbie
    Nov 27, 2016

    This recipe or a version of it, has been in our family for years. Only kind I like. An easier step to cutting the butter in is to just melt it and pour over the top of the flour mix after it is spread over the apples, making sure to get the edges. Don't even have to pre-stir the egg, just drop in flour mixture and stir. Yum! Have never seen this recipe posted anywhere before. Nice to see it out there.

  • basketbabe17
    Nov 14, 2014

    Awesome, My boyfriend loved it!! Super easy to make and oh so yummy. Made it exact to the directions stated.

  • dschultz01
    Oct 23, 2014

    Made this exactly as written and it came out great! Nice, quick dessert recipe to make on a weeknight, and perfect to use up some of those fresh apples from the apple orchard!

  • Appy_Girl
    Oct 21, 2014

    This is a very nice go to quick recipe. I did use more apples and I precooked them for a few minutes before completing the recipe. I cut back on the butter and I made just 1/2 of the recipe. Perfect for 2 *Janie

  • kckamargo63
    Oct 10, 2014

    Everyone who tried this crisp loved it! It disappeared very quickly! Delicious and easy to make.

  • TheIEPqueen
    Oct 5, 2014

    I made this tonight. It was amazing! My son helped make it and he actually ate it and loved it!! He's 4 and is a very picky eater!