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Mom's Cinnamon-Apple Crisp Recipe

Mom's Cinnamon-Apple Crisp Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. Combine the apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a large bowl. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish; dot with butter.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 9 servings.

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mpesci User ID: 141151 258051
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2016

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

Debbie User ID: 8976142 257379
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4675138 198803
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

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

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 119562
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1132413 196066
Reviewed 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 *


kckamargo63 User ID: 7981779 139507
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

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

TheIEPqueen User ID: 3423466 188500
Reviewed 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!"

RLSM User ID: 5781736 213505
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"Added additional cinnamon to apples as well as topping. Vanilla bean ice cream and Carmel topping when serving...yum!"

Julie Hubert User ID: 3353142 123562
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"Délicieux. Tout le monde a adoré."

TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 125954
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"This was easy to make and soooo delicious!"

potato2 User ID: 392040 184378
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"I've never really had a crisp that did not contain oats in the topping. This topping was not like a biscuit cobbler, but was somewhat crumbly. I used Granny Smith and it was really good!"

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