My family’s recipe for Apple Crisp has been passed down for years and is MUST have in the fall and winter months. One bite of this easy crisp, you will see why my family is so in love with it!
Every year at Christmas, my Dad’s company gives him a huge box of fresh apples from orchards in Ohio. It is one of the best gifts to get in my opinion. Those apples are so fresh and just about every variety of apples are present in this box.
I love biting into a fresh Honey Crisp Apple. Some of the other varieties of apples like Red Delicious and Granny Smith, are not my favortie to eat fresh. However, when put into a baked dessert–bring them on!
My Dad’s birthday is also around Christmas, and it is his tradition to choose Apple Crisp as his birthday dessert. And if he ever changed his mind, I think everyone else in my family would pitch a fit.
My mom has been making this crisp ever since I can remember. And as we have grown, my sisters and brother and I have all pitched in to help peel apple and dig our hands into the crisp topping to mix up well–it is like therapy for us, is brings back so many fabulous memories of childhood and holidays.
This recipe is not light. It is not healthy–well, oats and apples are technically healthy, but this crisp is filled with butter, sugar and white flour. If you are looking for a healthier option, give my friend at Texanerin Baking’s Paleo Apple Crisp a try.
And I would not change a single thing about it–everything in moderation right?!
If you are craving comfort, decadence, and want to celebrate apple season, you NEED to try this Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp. My guess is it will become one of your favorite family memories as well.
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Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
- 4 cups sliced pared, and cored apples (I do not slice my apples, but my family does!)
- 2/3 cup-3/4 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- ¾ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/3 cup butter softened
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 8x8 pan and set aside.
Peel (if desired), and thinly slice apple, filling the baking dish three-quarters of the way full.
Blend oats, sugar, butter, nutmeg, cinnamon and flour with hands until mixture is crumbly. Spread over apples.
Bake for 20 minutes covered and then uncovered for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.
One more thing, in my opinion, you can not serve this without vanilla ice cream–totally completes the dessert!