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Best Apple Crisp Recipe

Updated on December 30, 2012

What Is Apple Crisp

Apple crisp in a dessert made out of apples and covered with crispy crust. The name apple crisp is used in the United States and Canada. In the United Kingdom they call this dessert apple crumble. As the name tells you the main ingredient here are apples but they can also be substituted with numerous other fruits like peaches, berries, pears etc... Other ingredients are butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, oats, nutmeg.... You will find out exactly what you need for apple crisp in the recipe below.

Apple Crisp with Oats

Apple Crisp with Oats!! Just thinking of this recipe and the lovely aroma seems to fill the air I breathe. Probably, this recipe is so special to me because I first made a version of it with my mother when I was a child. Indeed, it is a simple recipe that can easily involve children. Usually, it is good served hot for a breakfast or brunch meal or served hot or cold as a desert with a scoop of vanilla icecream or yogert on top. This apple crisp tastes even better when it is made a day ahead of time.

Apple Crisp History

Apple crisp is said to be a modern dessert as compared to other apple desserts like apple pie and apple pudding. In fact, it doesn’t appear in the comprehensive collection of American recipes, the Fannie Farmer Cookbook in 1896. Apple crisp dessert was born in the 1900’s and it was first mention in Isabel Ely Lord’s 1924, Everybody’s Cook Book. Despite its recent history, other versions of apple crisp such as apple pandowdy, apple pudding and apple crumble are much older. Since its invention, this dessert has become a significant part of the culinary traditions of Americans, British and Canadians especially during the season of fall which happens to be the peak season for apples. Apple crisp has been a convenient dessert in locations where apples and berries grow abundantly.

Fun Apple Facts

What You Should Know About Apples

Here are interesting facts about apples, which will make us love this fruit even more. This fruit has a very long history and has played a significant part in the lives of humankind since time immemorial.

--The fruit's place of origin was a region found in the middle of Caspian Sea and Black Sea. Apples are also native to Central Asia.

-- China is the major producer of apples, producing the largest number of this fruit.

-- Apples contain zero cholesterol, zero fats and zero sodium.

-- Apple trees can live for more than a hundred years

-- Apples come in more than 7,000 varieties which are sold in the market

-- Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and California were the states that produce the largest number of apples in the U.S

-- An apple tree bears its first fruits upon reaching 4 or 5 years old.

Ingredients For Apple Crisp


3 large fresh apples

2 T vegtable or olive oil

3 T apple juice concentrate, frozen concentrate, thawed


1 1/2 c oats, quick oats are best

1/2 c flour, whole wheat or white

1/4 c raw cane sugar or other sugar

1/2 t cinnamon

1/2 t salt

2 T vegetable or olive oil

2 T apple juice concentrate


Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease well a 9 inch pie, cake pan or square baking dish. In a mixing bowl combine the ingredients for the topping and stir well. Then peel the 3 apples, quarter them and take out the core of seeds. Slice them (from apple top to bottom) thinly and put in a bowl and add the oil and apple juice concentrate and toss.

Take the coated apple slices and place them around the outside of the pan. Lay the slices, one slice thick, all across the bottom of the oiled pan. When one layer has been laid, repeat the process on top of the first layer until all the apple slices are in the pan. Drip any excess oil and juice left in the bowl over the top of the apples.

When the apples are laid evenly in the pan, sprinkle all of the topping over the top and place the filled pan in the pre-heated oven. Bake for 40 min at 300 degrees Fahrenheit and then turn the temperature down to 250 degrees. Bake at 250 degrees for 20 more minutes or until golden brown on top.

Pull the hot crisp out of the oven and place the pan on a cooling rack or doubled towel on the counter to cool.

Serve while warm, or finish cooling, cover, and place in the refrigerator until it is desired.

Here you can find more apple crisp recipes or you can check the video below for another apple crisp recipe.

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    • Mami Design profile image

      Mami Design 5 years ago

      Yummy yummy!

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      AlleyCatLane 6 years ago

      Love it. Been trying to find a good recipe for it. Think I'll try this one. Thanks!

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      whiteskyline lm 6 years ago

      Nom!! mmmm with ice cream!!!!!!!!!