Monday, October 13, 2014

Grandma's Apple Crisp

I needed to make a big dessert for the men's group that Steve been leading, and the abundance of apples made that a quick decision for me.  Old Fashioned Apple Crisp is one of those classic favorites that is quickly put together, easily doubled in size and always enjoyed. Everyone should make it at least one time during apple season don't you think? It is an old fashioned,  dessert that never goes out of style.  If you are needing some inspiration for apples, perhaps this one will tempt you.

Grandma's Apple Crisp

For the Filling:
5 pounds apples peeled and sliced
5 Tablespoons Apple juice or lemon juice (If you want to add sweetness, add apple juice, or tartness, add lemon juice).
1/2 cup Sucanat or Coconut Sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
5 Tablespoons butter

For the Topping:
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat flour
1 1/4 Sucanat or Coconut Sugar
1 tsp Himilayan salt
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 pound (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced
1/2 cup walnuts chopped
Serves 10

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1.    Peel and slice 5 pounds of apples and put into a large mixing bowl.
2.    Pour in juice and toss apples in the juice.
3.    In a small bowl, mix together Sucanat, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
4.    Pour sugar mixture over apples and toss to distribute the sugar mixture evenly.
5.    Grease or butter a 13 x 9 inch casserole dish, baking pan or cast iron skillet of approximate size
6.    Place apples into baking dish.
7.    Dot with butter.
8.    In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all of the topping ingredients.
9.    Mix together with a mixer or food processor unit the mixture is crumbly, and the butter is pea sized.
10.  Add Walnuts to the mixture and mix until well combined.
11.  Spread the topping evenly over apples.
12.  Cover with foil.
13.  Bake for 50 minutes; uncover foil and return to oven for another 10 minutes.
14.  It tastes wonderful served hot with ice cream.



  1. I always love to make apple crisp this time of year!I did peel and freeze a few bags for later.
    I also put up some apple juice for making some apple jelly.
    Blessings Roxy

  2. I really want to make this now! Perfect for the autumn! You are my inspiration Mom! I love you!!