- 3 quarts sliced pared apples (about 12 medium)
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Ice cream, optional
- Place apples, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan; cook and stir just until apples are softened. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening, butter and brown sugar. Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture. Pat half of flour mixture in the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread apples over top, then crumble remaining flour mixture over apples. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: About 16 servings.
Reviews forPotluck Apple Crisp
"Very good. When I make it again & I will, I'll make more of the crust ingredients. Would like a thicker crust."
"VERY GOOD. Followed recipe exactly."
"This is delicious! I used 1/2C applesauce instead of the oil and I added some cloves and allspice to spice it up some more. Yum!! Thanks for sharing!"
"mmmmm divine. The way you cook the apples first makes a huge difference in the finished product - tender apples and a crispy crust, not a burnt crust."
"I'm sure you've received answers to your question, but for my 2-cents worth, I've tried both the Red Delicious and the Granny Smith. I chose the loose individual apples over the bargain bagged apples because I've found the individuals are more crunchy and not like styrofoam like the bagged bargin applies. I really think the crunch is the factor, not so much the tartness of the apple."
"So easy and made with ingredients that are usually on hand anyway. I had too many apples and wanted to do something with them, and glad I did! Next time I think I'd cut down on the brown sugar. This would also be great with some fresh cherries added in with the apples. Next time!"
"I made this recipe with whole wheat flour and it was yummy. Took it to work and I was very popular!"
"WATCH your baking time! I left mine in for 30 min. since a few of the apples weren't as tender...bottom crust burnt. I didn't realize a few minutes could make such a difference. The top was delicious;we just scraped it off the crust. I think maybe 350 would work better too."
"This apple crisp recipe was spectacular!!!! Best I've ever made! I've been searching for an apple crisp recipe that the topping actually stays crunchy and my search is over! I made it exactly as the recipe says, but I bet this would be good with pears or peaches as well!"