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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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  • 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.

  • Candace
    Sep 22, 2020

    It turned out great, but I did cut the sugar in half for both the filling and crumble part. I also put in a little salt

  • Shaar
    Sep 18, 2020

    The crumb topping is good but the sugar part with the apples is way to sweet.

  • Moe
    Sep 12, 2020

    I tried the receipt because is was an award winner, and it was my first time making apple crisp, however, I have tried a coworkers apple crisp and it was one of the best. I will make this receipe again because it was easy to follow instructions. The con, overpowered with sugar=4*

  • Mary
    Sep 8, 2020

    Didn't turn out well.

  • Connie
    Sep 2, 2020

    Yummy - can’t wait to prepare this ‘scrumptious’ dish of Apple Dessert! Thanks for submitting it!!

  • Sigrid
    Aug 30, 2020

    It’s a good easy to make recipe. Based on other reviews, I only used a third of the white sugar and 3/4 of the brown sugar. Came out great! The right amount of sweetness! I’ll make it again!

  • Cindy
    Aug 30, 2020

    Too sweet. Didn’t care for all the oatmeal either.

  • Stephanie
    Aug 28, 2020

    This is the best apple recipe ever! There's no need to make an apple pie with crust after making this gem. It is extremely simple and the taste is phenomenal. If you love apple pie a la mode, this is the recipe for you! I get requests for it over and over again. The only change I make is adding an extra apple or so until the apples are piled high in the pan. I also split the apple varieties and use honeycrisp and granny smith. I use a little more granny smith than honeycrisp. Usually about (3-4) honey crisps to (4-5) granny smiths - dependent on apple size.