Nana's Apple Crisp
Very quick and easy recipe! Delicious with vanilla ice cream!
Very quick and easy recipe! Delicious with vanilla ice cream!
This is a very simple recipe which turns out great! I tweaked the recipe just a little, using granny smith and macintosh apples. I also mixed a pinch of nutmeg, about 1 tsp of cinnamon, and about 1/2 tsp of vanilla in with apples before putting the crumb topping on. Turned out wonderful, even better with ice cream.Read More
This is a very simple recipe which turns out great! I tweaked the recipe just a little, using granny smith and macintosh apples. I also mixed a pinch of nutmeg, about 1 tsp of cinnamon, and about 1/2 tsp of vanilla in with apples before putting the crumb topping on. Turned out wonderful, even better with ice cream.
I have made dozens of apple pies and apple crisps using different recipies - this is hands down the BEST I have tried. Lots of crispy, sweet (but not too sweet)and yummy topping. I added 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts, and it added a great crunch, but not necessary. So quick and easy to make too.
Excellent recipe...a nice alternative to time-consuming apple pie! So easy!! Like some other reviewers, I baked this in a 9x9 pan and it fit perfectly. I put the last 1 tblsp cinnamon on top of the apples instead of on top of the crust. I sprinkled 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 cup brown sugar on top of the apples also. Came out delicious! Thanks.
Easy and very yummy! I replaced some white sugar with brown sugar. Apples were a little mushier than I like so next time I will probably only bake for 40-45 minutes.
Was very easy to make. I followed some other reviewers and used half a cup brown sugar, half cup of white and a little vanilla. I wasn't so sure about all the butter but it turned out great. Both my husband and my daughter loved it.
This recipe was super simple and super delicious! My kids 7 and 10 like to help me in the kitchen and this is simple enough that we whip it up in a flash and then all stand around the oven waiting for it to come out. It fills the house with such a wonderful aroma that family and guests always comment! We do add an apple or two more but otherwise it's great as is.
This apple crisp is addicting with the changes I made: I sliced the apples very thin and tossed them in a few splashes of lemon juice 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon sugar before putting them in the baking dish. Then I put half of the butter on the apples then the other half on the crisp topping and also added 1/4 tsp vanilla extract to the topping. I baked it for 50 minutes and it turned out perfect I will definitely make this again!
Easy & yummy, but I'm not sure this is the "perfect" apple crisp...I am going to test out a few more this fall before I decide. I added some brown sugar before the topping, and at 45 min it was plenty done. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Leftovers were almost as good as fresh.
Very good - also great with granny smith apples
all I can say is awesome recipe.....I would suggest this recipe for any occasion big winner in my family....
Addicting!!! Yum, yum!!!
I teach practical and economical cooking lessons, however, I hate desserts because of the exact measurements and not so sure results. I went blind with this recipe with my students and it was an absolute success. I would definetly recomend no changes, alterations or aditions. This dessert is as good as is gets!
This was a great apple crisp! I tried it as is and found it wonderful. On the second try I took the advice of serveral folks and reduced the oats. I also added a teaspoon of nutmeg and a tablespoon of vanilla. In addition, I doubled the topping and put half on the bottom of the buttered pan and half on top of the apples, YUM. Once I had cut the apples and placed them in a bowl I added 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon, mixed them up and let them sit while I prepared the pan. After the crisp had cooled a bit I put carmel on top. Sweet!
DELICIOUS. We made this for Christmas dinner dessert this year, and it was so homey and warming. It is simple, fast to assemble, inexpensive... everything you could ask for in a delicious treat! I'm thinking of giving jars or packets of the dry mix as gifts, it's that yummy. A couple notes: first, I've been using Galas and it is just as good as tart, just a milder taste. I like to sprinkle a Tbsp or so of tapioca over he fruit (as you would a pie) to keep the juices from being too watery. Also, that is a LOT of cinnamon; I actually like it better with less than 1Tbsp. Start with less and see what you think. When you're putting the topping together, first add the sugar to the melted butter and THEN add the flour and oats - otherwise the butter soaks right into the flour and turns gluey. Make sure it's crumbly and not doughy before you spread it over the apples, and feel free to cut back a bit of the butter on top. I did by accident, and it was still great. Enjoy!
I actually used regular old-fashioned oatmeal and it turned out fine! Had a more rustic look. If you only have regular oatmeal, you can always chop it up in a food processor first (I didn't do that though). Also covered with tinfoil for the 30 min and let cook for 20 min uncovered. Followed the directions of others using 2 granny smith and 4 mcintosh apples; sprinkled pinch nutmeg, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract in with apples in pan. For the topping also used 1/2 white 1/2 brown sugar; I just sprinkled it on with my hands to make it even, sprinkled walnut crumbles on top and drizzled 1/8 c butter on top. Yummers. now just have to find that vanilla frozen yogurt to go with it...
Very much like the way I make my apple crisp. Only I don't melt the butter but mix in 1 stick (1/2 cup) into the the flour mixture. It has a better texture if the butter isn't melted. And I use brown sugar- not white. The only thing I put on the apples before the flour mixture is cinnamon red hot candies. (Less fat, and the extra butter is not needed.) The candies gives the apples a nice pink color and wonderful flavor. There's no need for other cinnamon. I bake for about a half hour.
This was easy and wonderful!!! I used granny smith apples, and used 1/2 C white and 1/2 C dark brown sugar. Everyone loved it.
This was great! I won't say it was "oh so easy" because, after all, you do have to peel, core, and slice a lot of apples (which I HATE!) :) But the topping is very simple, and as a whole I got rave reviews with this! I did make 1.5 times the amount of topping, and reduced the butter- I just used however much it looked like it needed. I used 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar. I also reduced the cinnamon, again, working by eye, but I probably used a total of about a teaspoon. Also, to add a bit of subtle sweetness, I drizzled honey over the sliced apples in the dish before I sprinkled the topping over. Skipped the dotted butter on top, served with vanilla ice cream, and all in all, it was delish!
Tasty. I left out the extra 1/4 cup butter for the topping as I thought the 1/2 cup I already used was fattening enough. Also instead of the sugars, I also substituted Splenda & brown sugar substitute, & it was fine. I gave this 4 instead of 5 stars as I thought "apple crisp II" was just a little better.
I use this recipe when ever I have extra apples. BUT I cut and core the apples ( put them in a bowl of cold water and some salt to keep from getting brown) Drain when done -and add sugar, little flour or cornstarch and some cinnamon to the apples Stir and let them sit a bit to get the juices flowing then I put in the pan and carry on with the rest of the recipe. I have never done it by just putting apples in the pan and putting the topping on. I would think the apples would be bland. This never lasts long at our house!
Mixed all the dry ingredients and put in zip lock bag. Hauled apples and butter along with bag to a friends house and put it together. How simple and delish. They raved about it. Will definately fix it again. Thanks.
super super easy...used half brown sugar and 1.5 tsp of cinnamon total. Tossed apples in some of the brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon before placing in pan. If crisp looks too dry during baking sprinkle with a bit of water.
Simple & fast. Delicious on its own and even better with some vanilla ice cream. I have done this numerous times. Following the recipe as it is – is the best. Some mistakes I have done – always use tart green apples because the sugar in the topping is just right for the tartness in the apples. Also the tartness lends a nice flavour to the topping – it is a nice contrast. If you have to use red apples, reduce the sugar in the topping. Also the apple and topping ratio is just right – too much of apples and less topping spoil the taste of the whole dessert.
It's easy to make and it tastes ssooooo good. We had it with maple walnut ice cream and whip cream YUM!!!!
Great recipe although I made one adjustment. I love cinnamon and usually add more to any recipe but I halved it to one Tbsp. Also made it in a tart pan. It was great! Even my partner, who is usually pretty picky said it was great.
Perfect!!!!!!!! Everyone loved it! I added vanilla to the topping and used 1/2 brown sugar half white and it turned out great.
Great! definately use 1/2 brown sugar with the white, but what a wonderful dessert!
I just made this and it turned out great! Delicous crisp topping! I sprinkled a little bit of brown sugar on the apples before adding the crumb mixture. Would definately make this again.
This is a great, easy recipe, but the apples were really mushy (like apple sauce). Next time, I'm going to cook for 35 to 40 minutes and test the apples with fork before taking them out.
I loved this! I like apple crisp but hardly ever like the way it's prepared. This one was not only super-easy to make but so delicious. The crisp part was so crunchy. I also added a layer of shredded coconut on top of the apples. I've never had it with coconut before but I'll always add it now.
Quite good as is, not too sweet and has nice texture. I think I will add a bit of vanilla as at least one reviewer suggested next time - that sounds amazing.
I will admit that I used part of this recipe and part of another from this site (Apple Crisp II by Diane). The combo was a hit at our Thanksgiving! I added 2 tsp of vanilla-- one to the apple mixture and one to the topping. I used of variety of tart and sweet apples which I think helped the dish have the right amount of both sweet and tart.
I used brown sugar instead of white, and 3/4 cup of melted butter instead of 1/2 cup. Overall it had a very good flavor, however my wife and I both thought it needed to be sweeter. I also used another's suggestion of 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, and 1 tsp. cinnamon mixed with the apples. Next time, I will mix a 1/4 cup of sugar with the apples, and 1 cup of melted butter for the topping (omit the 1/4 cup cut into pieces).
This came out delicious! I followed the recipe, but I added 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract to mine. My husband ate half the batch as soon as it came out of the oven! I have never had a better apple crisp. I will be making this again!
Yum, Yum, Yum! We couldn't believe how good this was. I followed the suggestions others have made and put this in a 9x9-inch square pan, sprinkled 1 Tbsp. of remaining cinnamon on apples instead of on top, and sprinkled some brown sugar on the apples and mixed in 1/4 cup brown sugar into topping. Delicious!
Very very tasty! This is by far my favorite apple crisp recipe. Quick and easy! I sprinkled brown sugar on the apples as well as on top of the crumble!
This is a tasty recipe, but the topping didn't work too well for me. I doubled up on it as someone else recommended but I didn't enjoy it as the juices didn't make it moist enough. Live and learn....otherwise, it tasted very good! Make SURE to use sour apples
I've never made an apple crisp before, but knew I was in good hands when I saw the other reviews. I normally don't change up a recipe before I try it as is, but I did this time around. Instead of sprinkling the extra tablespoon of cinnamon over the top, I mixed it in with the apples. I also sprinkled brown sugar over the top once all put together. My family loved it - definitely a keeper!
Quick, easy. If you cannot find good tart apples, this may be substituted with apple pie filling, just remember to skip adding sugar. Another delicious twist is adding chai apple flavored oatmeal for a richer, full bodied seasoning
A simple, good recipe and a solid "4" with sweeter apples than recommended. I halved the amount of apple but kept the topping as written and baked the crisp 40 minutes in a glass casserole dish. I used 1/4 c brown sugar and 1/4 white instead of the 1 cup sugar, as I used Gala and Braeburn apples instead of a tart apple. I did mix the cinnamon into the topping mixture-personal preference. We liked the taste of the topping but it was a little dry; next time I'll decrease the topping to 3/4 for half the apples, as we like a lot of the streusel on our crisp.
Ok, 4 stars because I made changes and I think I would not have liked it without the changes. I mixed in 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon with the apples (the apples were very very tart). I then used brown sugar in the topping instead of white sugar. I just have never heard of white sugar in a crisp topping! It was really good - and not too sweet at all.
Absolutely great! We used honeycrisp apples, whole wheat flour and Splenda brown sugar and it turned out wonderful! Not too sweet, the apples were slightly tart and the crust was crunchy - will definitely make again and again!
So easy and so so good! Made it yesterday and family ate the whole thing.
Great recipe. I actually melt the butter right in with the crumbly mixture and it keeps the topping crunchy for longer.
Very good stuff! I followed to a T. Only thing I'll change next time is to use maybe 6-8 cups apples instead of the 5. The apple/topping ratio was a little off. Otherwise, great recipe!
This stuff is WAY too good! I've made it several times, when guests are over for a visit or when I'm in the mood for something warm and moderately sweet. I always use brown sugar in my cooking, so that's what I used here. I also added a pinch of ground nutmeg and ground cloves to the mixture. No changes are necessary, of course. Thank you for this recipe!
We used less butter because after topping with the topping as directed it would have been swimming. We also used more apples because ours were very small.
I made this with 3 pears, 3 tart apples and a few chopped up cranberries. It turned out fabulous, the topping is excellent!
This recipe smells soooo good while it is baking I could hardly wait to dive in! I added quite a bit more topping because the crunchy stuff is what makes it for me. Thanks!
My mother-in-law always makes the best apple crisp until now! This was just perfect. I used margarine instead of butter and also added about 1 tbsp of nutmeg. Thanks for a new family favorite.
Very Good I sub the sugar for Brown Sugar. I add nutmeg and add 1/2 teaspoon more Cinnamon bake 55 mins
Very tasty..try adding 1/2c chopped walnuts to crumb mixture and mixing half of crumb mixture to apples then other half on top before baking. Adding dried cranberries/yellow raisins to apples is a nice variety. LOVE this recipe..especially with Granny Smiths.
Oh my gosh! This recipe is great. It turned out so delicious. I did read the previous reviews and made a few changes. I used 5 apples, I made 1.5x the topping, I used 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar and I used half the amount of cinnamon. It was so wonderful. I can't wait to make this for friends and family!
So good...will be making this again...
This is perfect. My boyfriend and I would make a new one as soon as we finished the last one! We always used Gala apples - which seemed to hold their shape pretty well and were sweet without being over-the-top. I took this to an office party and got rave reviews, even though it had cooled down a bit and we didn't have ice cream! It is the best when piping hot with vanilla ice cream and a dash of cinnamon!
Delicious and very easy to make. I doubled the topping as that is always everyone's favorite part. Served with Breyers Vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. It was a HUGE hit. I was SO proud.
Used a mix of apples instead of just the sour apples, and was delighted with the recipe! There were no leftovers when I took this to a gathering of friends.
This recipe is a KEEPER! I followed the advice of other reviewers & use 1/2 brown & 1/2 white sugars & it turns out great~TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT!
I have a boyfriend who wants his apple crisp, sweet but not too sweet, crunchy but also soft. I tried this recipe, and tada! he LOVED it and i did as well. I would increase the recipe a bit so it is not so thin in the pan, but that is it.
This was incredible!! Not a crumb left in my house!!
YUMMY!!!!! I added a little nutmeg and brown sugar,it was GREAT!
I think this is the best apple crisp that I've ever attempted!! I used 4 granny smith apples and I left the peels on. I also used only half cup of white sugar and half cup of brown sugar. I baked it in a 9 in. pie pan and it worked perfectly! Next time I think I'll only cook it for 45 min. instead of 50 because the top got a little crunchier than I prefer. Thanks for the recipe!!
My family absolutely loved this. I did as some suggested i used 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar it was delicious. Well be making this again.
Very good, though somehow a bit dry for me (despite that butter). I thought the crumble part tasted really good, but I think I just like my baked apple desserts to have a bit of syrup to them, and this does not. I also agree with others - next time I will sprinkle the extra cinnamon directly on the apples rather than on the topping. But this couldn't have been easier to make, and I liked that there was no brown sugar so that I could just use Splenda instead (for the low GI diet I have to follow). Thanks for the recipe!
"This is wonderful." That was my husband's response after trying this. I did make a couple of changes. I increased the ingredients by 1/2 as was suggested in some of the other reviews. I also divided the sugar into 1/2 brown and 1/2 white. The only other change I made was I mixed a little bit of ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and vanilla with the apples before putting them in the baking dish. The result was a sweet, crunchy topping with not-too-sweet apples beneath. I served it warm with vanilla ice cream.
I did make this easy recipe a little more complicated! I used this as my base and based upon other reviews and other recipes, made the following changes: I used 8 small Haralson apples and 2 unripe pears (you could leave the pears out and add a couple more apples). I mixed them with 1/4 cup white sugar, 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp each lemon and orange zest, and 2 Tablespoons each fresh squeezed lemon juice and orange juice. Poured into pan and then dotted with the 1/4 cup cold butter. I used brown sugar for the topping, added another 1.5 tsp of cinnamon, and added a cup of chopped pecans. Baked for 50 to 55 minutes..can't remember! The citrus note was nice for a change.
super easy! Fast prep since I already had the apples peeled and sliced and just had to pull them out of the freezer to thaw. Whole family loved it.
Yum! I made this for the husband to take to work. (A change from my usual apple crisp recipe.) His exact quote after tasting this was “I put it in my mouth and just made me happy!” Hey, it’s pretty good to make a busy paramedic happy! I guess this is my new recipe for apple crisp. I did use 1/2 c white sugar and 1/2 c brown, but other than that I made the recipe as stated. Thanks, Keri, for the great recipe!
I did the split thing with 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar. I also substituted a 1/2 tablespoon of nutmeg instead of cinnimon into the 'crunch' part. This got rave-reviews from our guests!
There is beauty in simplicity and in this recipe! My husband and I were having a house warming party and we needed a few items to serve up. I made this using the left over apples from the family tree (Gala?) and it was not only a big hit, but it all gone right away! I'll be making this one again. Thank you!
Didn't beleive how easy it was til I did it! So good they fought over the pan for the last piece! And those were the grown ups. Julie
We went apple picking and this was the first recipe I used with our abundant supply. We loved it! Thank you so much for sharing!
This is the second apple crisp I have tried on this site and it was far superior than anything I have ever made. I had this for dessert for 12 people and everybody loved it! I did make just a few minor changes, like most others: I used 9 apples; I only used brown sugar; I melted all the butter and one and a halved the topping. After 50 minutes, the topping was perfect! Will definitely make this my apple crisp recipe to go to!
Very tasty and extremely simple recipe. I did add brown sugar and cinnamon to the apples as well as dotted them with butter prior to adding the topping. Speaking of, the topping is substantial but I am a topping fiend so this works out for me. I did fail to peel the apples before I sliced them (Martha Stewart mandolin) and was concerned that the skin would wreck it all. The slices were thin enough that the skin made no noticeable difference, so next time I will skip the peeling. Also, next time I will increase the apples to 8. Outstanding recipe! Thanks for sharing KERI_B, I will be using this for years to come.
Excellent. I used granny smith apples and threw in a half a bag of frozen cranberries that I happened to have. It was wonderful.
Really good! I added a little cinnamon to the topping. One of the best, really CRISPY crisps I've ever made! Thank you!
I love this recipe it is so simple and the taste is just wonderful.
I mixed a little sugar and apple pie spice with the apples before putting the crumble topping on. I also used 1 tbsp. of apple pie spice instead of the cinnamon. On top of the crumble, before baking, I grated some fresh nutmeg and sprinkled only about 1 tsp. of apple pie spice. Came out perfectly - THANKS!!!!!!!
Just came back from the orchard with fresh apples. Tried this recipe last year and it was a huge hit! Everyone loves this recipe. Thanks, Nana!
This was a liitle too white-sugar sweet for me. There are other crisps on here I like better.
Delicious! I did use half white sugar and half brown. It is a keeper.
Great recipe. I used Honey Crisp apples (i wasnt' sure which ones to use) and they cooked very nicely.
Easy and delicious! My whole family loved it, including my fiancee who isn't a fan of apples.
YUM. Very easy and good. I like to double the topping &/or add nuts for an extra crunch.
We had this for breakfast, so we didn't have it with ice cream. It was very sweet. I didn't use tart apples because I didn't have any. The topping didn't cook together like I thought it would, so it was more of an "Apple Crumble" instead of an "Apple Crisp." I like my "Apple Crisp" to be crispy on the top and gooey on the bottom. :)
A Five for taste! I will make this amount in an 8x8 pan next time so it is not so thin. I could easily eat the whole pan by myself straight out of the oven.
This is excellent! This is my first time making apple crisp. I did double the topping as I love the crispy part! Thanks for a great recipe.
This is a great recipe.I made it twice in the past 6 days.My family just loves this recipe.Thank you.
good but a tad sweet
DELICIOUS! I've made many different apple crisp recipes, but this one is now my favorite. It was easy to make and the taste was just perfect. I served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and everyone loved it! I'm sure you could add nuts to give it extra crunch, but it's really unnecessary, just a matter of personal taste. Most enjoyable!
This turned out delicious!!!! I sprinkled a little cinnamon and sugar on my apples and then i realized i didnt have enough oats... i ended up using .. PANCAKE MIX!!! and it was awesome!!!!!
Definitely like this recipe. I usually add a little bit of nutmeg, vanilla and brown sugar to the apples before I put them in the pan to bake, then cover with the crumble. Very tasty recipe. :)
I used only 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. I felt that was enough.. everyone enjoyed this dessert!
This was the first apple crisp I have ever made and my husband loves it! It was really easy to make. I used granny smith apples and 3 pouches of brown sugar cinnamon instant oatmeal.
OMG!! I had some leftover cinnamon and sugared apples from a pie recipe and decided to use them for this. WOWZA! What a great recipe! I served it warm with some cool whip on top..for breakfast!! Absolutely delicious! Just the right amount of sweetness :) Nana's Apple Crisp ROCKS!! Thanks for sharing!!
Hot, cold, with icecream, with out, no matter how you eat this, its incredible. Don't even bother putting it in dishes. Just grab a spoon and dig in when its done! Use 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar.
this was a great recipe. i did add a little brown sugar to the apples and next time i would add a few extra apples. overall, this is one of the best!
This is AWESOME! I doubled the crisp and put half on bottom then put in apples then topped with remainiung half. Also I used 1/2 brown, 1/2 white sugar and soaked the peeled cut apples in brown sugar and cinnamon while I prepared the crisp. I added about a 1/2 tsp of nutmeg also. Superb, my guests raved!