I adapted this from a 50-year-old peach crisp recipe. Although it works well with peaches, it works even better with fresh, crisp cooking apples.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

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  • Arrange apple slices evenly in prepared baking dish. Sift flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal; sprinkle over apples.

  • Bake in preheated oven until topping is golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

Cook's Note:

Do not overmix the topping, and NEVER cream it. The topping should be gently cut into the butter so that the butter remains in small lumps. This will result in a light, crunchy topping for the apples. Also, in a pinch, you don't need to sift the dry ingredients. Just carefully stir them together until mixed (prior to adding the butter).

Nutrition Facts

364.8 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 55.7g 18% DV; fat 15.6g 24% DV; cholesterol 40.7mg 14% DV; sodium 206.7mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2012
This recipe is so quick n' tasty and using fresh apples Really makes a difference Five stars from me!!:D Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2013
This is a remarkably quick, easy and satisfying dessert to make. If you have a couple of apples on hand you could have dessert on a whim! I loved that it didn't contain oatmeal or water and the topping was excellent - buttery with a nice crispy crunch as it should. But... there was too much of it for the amount of apples, which made it seem much too sweet. Unfortunately there was no way I could use it all and I discarded the excess. I think adding half again as many apples would be an improvement that would elevate this to 5-star status. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2013
This is a remarkably quick, easy and satisfying dessert to make. If you have a couple of apples on hand you could have dessert on a whim! I loved that it didn't contain oatmeal or water and the topping was excellent - buttery with a nice crispy crunch as it should. But... there was too much of it for the amount of apples, which made it seem much too sweet. Unfortunately there was no way I could use it all and I discarded the excess. I think adding half again as many apples would be an improvement that would elevate this to 5-star status. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2012
This recipe is so quick n' tasty and using fresh apples Really makes a difference Five stars from me!!:D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2012
Finally, apple crisp like MY grandma made! No oatmeal, nuts, or fancy things...just simple pantry staples and fresh, homemade taste. :) This is wonderful, easy, and quickly made. You can pop this in the oven while you eat dinner, and by the time you finish dinner and clear the dishes, it's ready. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2014
Loved it- reason giving it 4 stars vs. 5 is it is light on apples. I used 8 small/medium apples and that was a perfect ratio for the topping provided. I also added a little vanilla to the topping and extra cinnamon because we like it. This recipe is simple and delicious. I love apple crisp that doesn't contain oatmeal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2014
I have made this recipe many times now and love it. I think my record is 4 in one week (lot's of company and parties). Love using Jonagolds as they don't get too soggy, and I cut them into chunks. If you find the topping a bit sweet, 3/4 cup sugar works great. I use a whisk to 'sift' the dry ingredients - so much easier and gets the job done well. So glad to have this simple and amazing recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2013
The recipe title says it all Easy and Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2012
Great recipe! Quick and easy. Going to try it on peaches next. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2016
just cut the amount of sugar used to 2/3 cup, add two caps of vanilla, and increase the cinnamon to 1 TBSP And... it's a win!! made these changes the second time. much beter Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2013
This was just as described, perfect and easy. I did not measure out 2.5 cups of apples I used Cortland (medium sized) and used about 5 total. My apples were stacked pretty high so this is probably why I didn't feel there was too much topping for the apples. The topping came out crisp, light and delicious and I served it with lowfat vanilla frozen yogurt. This will be my go-to Apple Crisp Recipe. Read More
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