Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Apple Crisp

There are certain recipes that have always intimidated me. Homemade breads & pies were at the top of that list. But coming up close behind was apple crisp.
I know. I know. Ridiculous. Because apple crisp is probably one of the easiest desserts you can make.
I guess I was afraid because I can remember my mom making it ALL the time, and it always being the hit of the party. I suppose living up to that intimidated me.

Well friends, I have determined this year to face all those "scary" recipes and just get over my silly fear and make 'em!
Last month I tackled Homemade Strawberry Pie (yum) and this time it was Apple Crisp.
And in case anyone was still wondering, let me tell you assure it really is crazy simple. And it turned out so yummy! I made it for Chris' birthday, and got the rave reviews from our family.

This is my mom's recipe. It was given to my grandma from her neighbor in 1952, so it is definitely tried and true.
But, since I like taking recipes and making them my own, I added oats and used brown and white sugar rather than just white.

Apple Crisp

4-6 apples (peeled and sliced)

2 cups flour
1 cup butter (room temperature)
2 cups sugar (I made mine with 1 1/2 cups white sugar & 1/2 cup brown sugar)
1/3 cup oats (optional)
1-2 tsp cinnamon

Grease a 9x13 pan. Add a little bit of water to the bottom of pan.
Place sliced apples in the pan. Here's a picture- I had to call my grandma and double check to see if I was suppose to slice or chop the apples :)

Sprinkle with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar.

Mix topping ingredients all together in a bowl (by hand)
Press over the apples and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 1/4 hours.
No need to cover.
(it will bubble a little and that's ok!)

Serve warm.
Top with ice cream and enjoy.

p.s I made a large pan but you can definitely 1/2 the recipe if you want to!

Do you have a recipe intimidation list?
If so, what's on it?


  1. Um...Sara...can I just say that I am impressed by your recipes that you try. I have tried almost all of them that you post here...especially all the cookie recipes :) This one looks like a keeper too.

  2. nice work! so happy it turned out for you :) Next time -- toss in a few cherries. A.Maz.ing.

  3. Yummy! This is my standby dessert come fall! Seriously, every dinner we go to, I make & bring apple/blueberry crisp! Yummy!

  4. Mmm I make a similar recipe, except with rhubarb! SOOOO yummy!


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