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Winning Apple Crisp

I live in apple country, and a delicious crisp is one good way to use them that doesn't take a lot of time. —Gertrude Bartnick, Portage, Wisconsin
  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first 4 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake 60-65 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 426 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (58g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


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  • Autumn
    Jan 27, 2021

    Perfect apple crisp! This recipe is easy to make and it turns out amazing every time. Great fall dessert and even better served with vanilla ice cream!

  • Heather
    Jan 24, 2021

    It really was not as good as i was hoping it would be. Turned out okay but not the best.

  • Kimberly
    Jan 24, 2021

    This was a quick and delicious dessert! My family loved it! We have a lot of guests in the fall and I’m adding this dessert to my menu to serve.

  • Angelina
    Dec 12, 2020

    Im not really a big fan of apple pie or apple crisp but since it’s one of my dad’s favorite desserts I made it for him and I decided to try some of it myself with a little vanilla ice cream on the side... it was delicious, my whole family loved it!!I will definitely make it again!????

  • Bridget
    Nov 25, 2020

    So bad. The corn starch makes it extremely gluey and gross, and is completely unnecessary-- all you need is the butter chopped into the flour to make the crisp topping work. This tastes like something from Denny's. That's not a compliment.

    Nov 22, 2020

    Was excellent. Wouldn't change a thing! *****

  • Anne
    Oct 19, 2020

    I chose this one of many I found because of its rating; however, it was just barely okay.I reduced the sugar in the syrup by a half -- there's enough sugar in the crumb mixture and the apples -- and it was still a bit too sweet. The topping was heavy in both texture and taste -- perhaps too much oatmeal. I noticed more dessert left on the plates of family members who usually clean them down to the porcelain. I'll look for another recipe.

  • taylor
    Oct 18, 2020

    i've never really baked anything and when I made this my family told me that this was the best apple crisp they've ever had. this dessert is so savory and when it comes out of the oven its delicious

  • riaz
    Oct 6, 2020

    The recipe was good and I loved it.

  • KristiBenshoof
    Sep 28, 2020

    This crisp is very good. Like others, I used half of the sugars and it was still very good.