Tasty Apple Crisp

So, I know its not fall, but I just have to share my favorite Tasty Apple Crisp recipe. We made this last night and brought it over to a friend's house for dessert.

Given that you can get good quality apples year-round, who wouldn't want to enjoy a bowl of apple crisp, with fresh whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream?

Be sure to pick the best apples for baking, however. Red Delicious are great for snaking, but not so tasty in apple crisp.

Your better choices include: Jonathan apples, Rome Beauty, Winesap or Golden Delicious. For apple crisps and pies, tart varieties work best!


2 pounds fresh apples (about 8-9 apples), peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 lemon
1/2 c. butter (one stick - works best), plus 1/2 T. butter
1/3 c. flour
1/3 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. oats
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


Peel, core and slice the apples and place into a large bowl

Roll lemon on the countertop, slice in half and squeeze over sliced apples (careful not to get seeds in the bowl!)

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to apples and stir well.

Take a 13x9 inch pyrex baking dish and grease with 1/2 T. butter

Pour apples into the dish and spread in a single layer

In a medium bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, oats and chopped nuts. Take 1/2 c. (one stick butter) and, using a pastry knife or fork, combine until crumbly. **NOTE: some people prefer to melt the butter and then add to the flour mixture.

Sprinkle the flour/oat mixture over the top of the apples.

Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes.

Did I mention how great this tastes with vanilla bean ice cream? Dig in!

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