Apple Crisp

apple crisp

I think anyone who bakes has probably made an apple crisp or some version of it at some point in time.  Typically even those people say “what did you DO to this, it’s SO good!!”

When I was a little girl I had a cedar chest in my room that contained my “hope chest.”  I think that the idea of the hope chest has sort of lost it’s appeal over the years, but I loved mine.  It contained flour sack towels that I had embroidered with one of my grandmothers, and an afagan crocheted by another,  kitchen items my mom replaced, and I kept the old one and recipes that I had collected over my childhood.  Some were my favorites from my Mom and my grandmas, and this particular one, I snipped out of our local paper.  The only thing I really did to change it was to add a little spice and make more of that crumble, because truly, that is the part everyone loves, right?


The clipped recipe from the paper is still in my recipe book,  it’s yellowed over time, but STILL my favorite.

Maybe you should give it a try, and see if  it can be your favorite, too?

apple crisp

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Apple Crisp
Spiced oatmeal crumb topping over warm cinnamon apples.
  • For the apples:
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 7-8 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced (I prefer Granny Smith Apples) about 10.
  • For the topping:
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1⅓ cup butter, cold and sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or spray with non-stick spray a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. In a bowl combine all topping ingredients and work with your fingertips until mixture is crumbly.
  3. In another small bowl, mix together flour, sugar cinnamon and salt for apples, set aside.
  4. Peel, core and slice your apples, coat with flour/sugar mixture.
  5. Place loosely in the bottom of your baking dish.
  6. Add topping.
  7. Bake at 30-40 minutes or until brown on top.
  8. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

Would you like to try some of my other “Hope Chest Recipes?”

Rhubarb Pie

Grandma’s Rhubarb Pie

chocolate meringue pie

Grandma’s Chocolate Meringue Pie


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