Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

There’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma of warm apples and cinnamon wafting through the house. Old Fashioned Apple Crisp is a timeless dessert that brings together the tartness of baked apples with the sweet, buttery goodness of a crumbly topping. This classic recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy family dinner, a festive holiday gathering, or just a treat to celebrate the joys of everyday life.

What makes this apple crisp so special is its simplicity. With a few basic ingredients and minimal preparation, you can create a dessert that is both rustic and delightful. The tender, juicy apples combined with the crisp, golden topping create a texture contrast that is utterly satisfying. For an added luxury, serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Let’s dive into this easy-to-follow recipe and bring a taste of home to your table. Enjoy the heartwarming flavors of this Old Fashioned Apple Crisp, and make every bite a cherished memory.


For the Apple Filling:
– 6 cups apples (about 6 medium apples), peeled, cored, and sliced (Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or a mix)
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice (optional)
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

For the Crisp Topping:
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
– 1 cup brown sugar, packed
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes


1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Prepare the Apples:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples with lemon juice, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice (if using), vanilla extract, and flour. Mix everything until the apples are coated all over. Transfer the apple mixture to a 9×13 inch baking dish.

3. Make the Crisp Topping:
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the cold butter cubes and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

4. Assemble the Apple Crisp:
Evenly sprinkle the crisp topping over the apple mixture in the baking dish.

5. Bake:
Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender and bubbly.

6. Serve:
Before serving, let the apple crisp cool for a few minutes. Eat it warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

– You can mix different types of apples for a more complex flavor.
– For a nutty twist, add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (like pecans or walnuts) to the crisp topping.

Enjoy your homemade Old Fashioned Apple Crisp!

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