• Mom’s Apple Crisp

    November 16, 2012

    I’ve been meaning to put together this post for years now. You’ve probably seen me reference my mom’s apple crisp a number of times on CNC, but if you click over to the post, you’ll notice that the recipe is there without any photos. Back in 2009, my blog was hacked, and I lost a lot of my photos, so the recipe has gone photo-less for the past 3 years. I figured it was finally time to update it, so here’s my mom’s apple crisp recipe—photos and all!

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    This is seriously the easiest apple crisp recipe, and I swear it always turns out well. I’ve been making it since I was about 12 years old; it’s pretty tough to mess up.

    Ingredients:

    • 4-5 medium apples (any kind will work, pears work too!)
    • 1 stick of butter, softened
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour (whole wheat flour works too)
    • 1 cup sugar
    • Cinnamon
    • Nutmeg (optional)

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    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Haphazardly slice apples into small pieces. You don’t need to worry about how the apple pieces look. The different size pieces fit together nicely once all of the ingredients bake together. (This recipe is great for less-than-perfect or “B-grade” apples because you can just cut off the rotten part and use the rest of the apple. If you prefer, you can peel the apples, but I prefer to leave the skins on. It’s easier too!)

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    Sprinkle cinnamon all over the apples. Feel free to add as much or as little as you’d like. I try to cover the entire top layer of apple slices with cinnamon. Feel free to add some nutmeg if you like a little spice in your apple crisp.

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    Add flour, sugar, and butter in a medium bowl. Using a fork, combine butter with flour and sugar. For the best results, make sure the butter is really soft/room temperature.

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    The mixture will begin to look lumpy. Make sure that the majority of the dry ingredients have combined with the butter.

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    Pour the flour-sugar-butter mixture over the apple slices.

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    Spread evenly all over and fill in around the apple slices.

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    Sprinkle with more cinnamon (and nutmeg) if you desire.

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    Bake for 40-45 minutes until the top becomes slightly “crisp” and apples are soft. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream.

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    P.S. I also love this recipe for Apple Crisp Light!

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    Caroline November 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    well i’m currently eating this recipe and it is UNBELIEVABLE! Thanks!

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    Mari November 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for posting this recipe! I made it for a party last night and it was a hit! I received so many compliments on it! Super delicious! Thanks for posting!

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    Sara P. (http://fitcupcaker.blogspot.com November 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I tried this recipe also. thanks!

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    Kristen @ notsodomesticated November 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Love that this is so simple and requires minimal ingredients! Those are always my favorite recipes!

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    Patrick Timpone November 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    This looks incredible. I’m wondering if you’ve tried it with gluten free flours? I don’t do well with gluten or wheat. I’m sure they’d would still work right?

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    Tina November 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Yep, probably! :)

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    Kelly November 19, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Looks fabulous! I love appple crisp. Apple crisp and pecan pie pretty much sum up the holidays for me! :)

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    Tricia@ZOOMA November 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Yum! Thanks for sharing.

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    Lydia November 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Just put this in the oven…cannot wait to taste i! Thanks for shaing the recipe!!!

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    Nic December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    This may be a dumb question but how much butter is in a “stick” of butter? As in how many grams? We don’t get sticks of butter in Australia.

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    Tina December 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Sorry about that. 1 stick is 8 tbsp of butter.

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    Eleonora November 26, 2013 at 7:07 am

    @Tina: That is exactly 113 grams, according to the packages!

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    Sarah G. November 1, 2013 at 9:16 am

    What temp do you bake this at?

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    Tina November 1, 2013 at 9:23 am

    350 degrees F.

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    Sarah G. November 1, 2013 at 9:26 am

    @Tina: Thanks!

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    Lara January 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Made this last night but used brown sugar (because that is what I had on hand) really good! My husband ate half of it after our guests left and I woke up super sad that there was nothing left for my breakfast ;)

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