Saturday, October 31, 2009

Favorite Apple Crisp Recipe

I know there have been many versions of Apple Crisp floating around blogland and we have a favorite too. In fact I have a little story about mine. Years ago, when my oldest boys were little, I came across an Apple Crisp recipe that we all really loved. I made it alot, but as time went on and more children came along, somehow the recipe was misplaced. Well actually, I'd forgotten what cookbook it was in! I looked for it, and along the way, I made many versions of Apple Crisp trying to see if they were the one. They were all good, but still not the same as the original we'd come to love.

A few months ago, as apple season was coming upon us, I was thinking about it again, and just like that, I remembered where it was. After all those years! Silly me. It wasn't in an actual cookbook, but in a book called "Eat Well for $50 A Week" by Rhonda Barfield (okay, this book was written in 93, I know that it would be harder to do that now). It taught how to be more frugal in your grocery purchases and included recipes at the end of the book. I found my copy, and although the book was falling apart, there was the Apple Crisp recipe I remembered. It's a very simple recipe, but oh, so delicious!
If you don't have one of these, you really need to get one. I picked mine up at a yard sale.
It makes doing this so much easier. You can peel and core ten apples in a minute or two.You'll also need quite a few of these, the recipe calls for 5 lbs. I use about 9 or 10.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel and dice:
5 lbs. apples

Grease a large cake pan. Place apples in pan and sprinkle with:
1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon

Set aside. In a bowl, combine:
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup melted margarine

Mix well, until crumbly. Spoon over apple
s. Bake for 35 minutes, or until apples are tender and bubbly. Serve hot or cold, with whipped topping or ice cream.

This is the apples with the sugar/cinnamon mixture on them. I think this is why we like this recipe so much!This is the final result... and it's also pictured at the top of the post with ice cream, delicious! Enjoy.


  1. mmmm.... looks very good!! Having gotten 3/4 ton apples this year and 1/2 ton last, my family eats apple crisp in their sleep - lol!

    I use saigon cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg in my mix. 1 cup butter, 1 cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar and 2 cups of oats. I also use brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and a little flour on the apples.

    I bet your family loved it!! Don't you love the smell of baking apples?!

  2. It looks so yummy~I think I'll try it out. You have a lovely blog!
    Autumn Blessings~

  3. OK, what's wrong with my computer? I don't see a picture of your apple crisp. I've got a bag of apples just sitting here that are screaming at me to make them into an apple crisp. Either this afternoon or tomorrow I'll be "testing" your recipe!! Thanks.

  4. Hello Marcia :)

    Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog :) Welcome to blogging :) Your blog is beautiful (ad so is your family) :) I look forward to visiting you some more :0

    Have a blessed day in the Lord!

  5. Oh, I meant to say your Apple crisp looks delicious! I know what it's like to have a keeper and then misplace the recipe. Glad you found yours :)


  6. Love the first photo, and I look forward to trying out your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Looks yummy! A hot cup of coffee and Apple Crisp with ice cream. Getting hungry just talking about it. Thanks for sharing!

  8. It looks really yummy! Wish I had some now to go with my coffee! I love apple crisp. I like to add some cranberries to mine. I like the contrast of the sweet with a bit of tart. I neve peel my apples!


  9. I love apple crisp! Your pictures make me hungry :) Have a great day!!!

  10. mmmmmm.....looks so yummy! I cant wait to try it!

  11. Your pictures look so yummy, I am going to have to try that. I have an apple crisp recipe, but I'll take your word that yours is great. This is the time of year for soups and warm yummy deserts.

  12. Yum! That's very similar to a recipe I love, which is hand written in my book of favorites so I have no idea where I got it! ::Jill

  13. *mmmm* Sounds delicious . . . but for just the two of us, I should probably halve or maybe even quarter that recipe *s*

  14. Oh my goodness...YUM!!! That looks FANTASTIC!!!!! :)


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