Thursday, August 19, 2010

Apple Crisp

Heard on a talk show a couple of weeks ago that the apples will be ready early this year . . . at least in New York State.  I can't wait to go apple picking with my granddaughter Adison.  So, I've been getting my apple recipes ready and here is a simple one for Apple Crisp!

HINT:  Everyone does not have an apple orchard nearby where they can pick their own apples, so when choosing apples in the store or market, go for fresh, firm fruit with a smooth, shiny skin and good color.  A pale, color is usually a sign of immaturity and consequent lack of flavor, which is unlikely to improve, no matter how long you wait. A slightly shriveled skin could be caused by incorrect or overlong storage.  An overripe apple, which also tends to be over-size, will be mealy and rather soft to finger pressure, and its flavor will be impaired.

In a deep, buttered 8x8 baking dish, place 4 cups of peeled, sliced apples (I cut up whatever I have - the different flavored apples make this a real tasty crisp) and 1/2 c water.

Mix with fork until crumbly:

3/4 c flour
1 c brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
 sprinkle of nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c softened butter

Spread mixture over apples and bake at 350 degrees F until apples are tender and crust is brown, about 30 minutes.



  1. Yum,now I want some apple crisp!

  2. That apple crisp sure does sound good! We don't have fresh apples growing in Georgia, but we make fresh "pear cobbler" which is very similar.
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  4. Thanks for stopping by. I LOVE apple crisp. It's my favorite!!! I am your newest follower. Have a great weekend!
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  5. Hi there cant wait to read more of your recipes, I love to bake and try new things. Thanks for stopping by my blog

  6. I just tried this recipe but it says "Mix with fork until crumbly".. after I added the butter it's anything but crumbly.. It looks like a thick liquid. Oh well it's in the oven now, and it looks like it will be good anyway! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Amber, hope the crisp came out ok. I make it a lot in the fall and have no problems. Let me know!