Easier Than Pie – An Apple Crisp


I love the fall fruit.  It's so delicious.


Though I bemoan the passing of summer, the beginning of autumn brings the promise of a delicious new crop of fruit.  One of my favorite fruits is the apple and so today’s recipe is for making a simple apple crisp. 


You can actually combine fruits with this recipe if you like to mix things up.  One option I really enjoy is a pear apple crisp—just add equal portions of each.



The smell of fresh baked apple crisp is divine.

I love my crisp when it's fresh and hot from the oven.

The recipe below will make one small crisp—one that serves 2 to 3 people.  As I like my crisp fresh and warm out of the oven, I prefer making them smaller.  If I plan to serve more people I’ll just double or triple the quantities.  Note:  I’ve got a small baking dish that works well for this quantity, but a glass bread pan will also do the trick.



Let’s Gather The Ingredients


We'll need, apples, cinnamon, sugar, oats, flour and butter.

This recipe calls for basic ingredients.

The filling:


2 Honeycrisp apples (or your favorite)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon sugar


The “crisp”:


1/3 cup oatmeal

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons flour (I used spelt flour, but any will do).

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup melted butter





Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.


I love apples!

Cut the apple into similar-sized chunks. They cook more evenly that way.

Core, peel and dice the apples.  Place in a large mixing bowl.


Mixing up the filling.

Add sugar and cinnamon to the apples. Now, stir to coat.

Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon sugar.  Stir until the apples are evenly coated.


In a separate bowl, add all the “crisp” ingredients except the butter.  Stir to combine.


Sprinkle the "crisp" over the top.

Mix dry "crisp" ingredients then stir in melted butter.

Once combined, melt the butter and then add it to the rest.  Now, stir again.


I love the smell of apple crisp as it's baking.

Put the apples in a baking dish and then spread your crisp over the top. Now bake.

Place the apples in a lightly oiled baking pan.  Sprinkle the “crisp” mixture over the top.  Place in the oven and set the timer for 35 minutes.  When the timer goes off check the apples for doneness.  If they’re too crunchy, bake another 5 to 15 minutes until you’re satisfied with the consistency.  Cooking time varies substantially depending on the quantity of apples and how they are chopped up—chop in equal size chunks for best results.  When done, remove from oven.


Allow the crisp to cool about fifteen to twenty minutes before serving.  This crisp tastes great with ice cream or ice cream and butterscotch sauce.




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