Apple Oatmeal Crisp
Its easy to make, one bowl and no mess. This has been handed down from my grandmother and I would like to share it with you.
Its easy to make, one bowl and no mess. This has been handed down from my grandmother and I would like to share it with you.
This recipe is wonderful. I made this for a recent family reunion. Instead of sprinkling the cinnamon and sugar on the top of the apples in the pan. I just put the apples and the cinn/sugar mixture together in a ziploc bag and coated all the apple pieces. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.Read More
I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out very dry, so dry in fact we were unable to eat it. The oatmeal mix remained powdery. I would not attempt this one again!Read More
This recipe is wonderful. I made this for a recent family reunion. Instead of sprinkling the cinnamon and sugar on the top of the apples in the pan. I just put the apples and the cinn/sugar mixture together in a ziploc bag and coated all the apple pieces. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.
Since there were a few ppl saying this was a dry recipe, when I made it I used a little less flour and a little less oatmeal. YOU DEFINATELY DO NOT need 1/2 cup sugar! I didn't even use 1/2 cup and it was a little too sweet, but when I had the topping on I dotted it with a T of butter and baked as directed. This was juicy, bubbly, and SO DELICIOUS! I will DEFINITELY be using this as my Apple Oatmeal Crisp recipe from now on!
Awesome recipe, love it, I usually double the recipe, and make 2 at a time (one for eating and one for freezing.) I freeze them before cooking and when I want one later, I cook it from frozen at about 375F for about 45mins-1hr. tastes great!
you know it's a small world when serching for an apple crisp recipe, you discover one from a guy you knew in high school. his family owned an apple orchard...so it's no surprise that this apple crisp recipe is A+++
I followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of using wholewheat flour, and it came out so great! It was really easy and delicious! Others have said in their reviews of this recipe that it was too much sugar, but the apples I used were really tart so it worked well. I think if I were using sweeter apples I'd consider cutting down the amount of white sugar, but for today this was just perfect!
Very tasty. I omitted the white sugar over the apples part, because the apples I was using were sweet enough as is it was. I probably increased the butter, didn't actually measure, jut added untill the oat mixture was a good consistency. I added some real vanilla and a few tsps of almond extract to the butter before I added it to the oats. (I really like almond flavour and apples together) I also added the cinnamon right to the oatmeal mixture, rather then sprinkle it on the apples. Oh, and I added some nutmeg as well. Served it warm, a la mode, and it was greeat! Thanx for this recipe! :)
If this is not heaven in a bowl, please don't shake me and wake me up and tell me I'm dreaming. I add a tad of cinnamon to the crips mixture and a bit of lemon juice to the apples. I sigh in deep satisfaction.
I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out very dry, so dry in fact we were unable to eat it. The oatmeal mix remained powdery. I would not attempt this one again!
This was a great recipe, and I would suggest it to anybody who hasn't cooked an apple crisp before. However, if you're feeling a bit adventurous, I would suggest using half the amount of flour suggested (the amount of flour put into this recipe makes it rather cake-like instead of crisp-like. Make up for the loss of volume by adding about 1/2 cup more oats), throw in about a teaspoon of salt (it enhances the sweet flavor, believe me), and mix the cinnamon and sugar into the apple slices rather than sprinkle (you get more of that delicious flavor into more of the slice), along with upping the cinnamon (for the cinnamon lovers like myself) by about three teaspoons to the cinnamon and sugar mixture , the outcome is golden!
Best apple crisp yet. And I don't even like apples. This I loved!
I doubled the recipe and baked in a 9"x13" pan. Served with home-made vanilla ice cream, this one was a winner! I noticed some of the reviews that said this was dry- it all depends on the type of apple you use! I use a combo of Gala, Granny Smith and Fuji, with great results. My girlfriend used red delicious and ended up with a dry and disappointing Crisp.
I tweaked this recipe a bit to make it healthier. My family enjoyed it a lot. I used whole wheat flour in place of white flour; instead of 1/2 cup butter (which is 8 tblsps.), I used 6 tblsps. butter and 1/4 cup applesauce added to the flour and brown sugar and oats. I also cut back to about 1/4 cup the white sugar. I baked for the first 30 minutes with a lightly covered piece of foil on top, and then removed the foil and continued baking until done. Thank you for basic recipe - very easy to make. I'm sure it's delicious as is, we are just trying to mkae every dish slightly healthier by making some simple changes to them. I reduced the overall fat, calorie and sugar content buy just a bit - but every little bit adds up!
I read this wrong the first time I made it and didn't realize that half the crumbles go under the apples and half on top - I'd put it all under and none on top! This time I did it right, and I now agree that this recipe is absolutely WONDERFUL! I do want to cut down the sugar next time I make it, just for the health aspect rather than the taste - it wasn't overly sweet, but I'm just hoping that if I use sweet apples, it can use less sugar. One note - I use thick rolled oats rather than the thin kind, which makes for a much more substantial and crispy crisp than if you use Quaker Oats or a similar thinly rolled oat. I saw some of the negative reviews, and I honestly think there must have been something done in the process of making it that went wrong - like mismeasuring or maybe using instant or fast cooking oats or something - in fact, someone said the crisp mix was powdery, which simply isn't possible if you've used good quality real rolled oats. I've made a lot of crisps, and this was truly one of the best ever.
5 stars with the following adjustment: reduce the flour by about 1 or 2 tablespoons! It turns out just slightly too dry with all of the flour, and I ended up having to add more butter. If you don't have the right consistency, it'll end up being crumbly. BUT if you have the right butter/flour ratio, oh man, it's SO good! The topping gets crispy and delicious. Oh, and don't bother with the 1/2 cup white sugar, absolutely NOT needed!
Excellent recipe if you know what you are doing. It doesn't explain that you must mix the flour, oats, sugar and melted butter with your fingers to ensure dry ingredients are completely moistened or it will be dry and powdery. Also Gala apples don't cook well - you can't go wrong with Cortland or Granny Smith.
This was so delicious. I just had my first piece. My husband is a diabetic and I am hypoglycemic. Because of those drawbacks I made this with Splenda brown sugar for the oatmeal blend and Splenda white sugar in the topping. It turned out wonderful.
This was just what I have been looking for. I made it almost as written except I did not have rolled oats and used quick instead. I did not peel the apples as the skins have most of the food value. Awesome! It will become a tradition in our household.
This is wonderful! I used the suggestion that you coat the apples in the sugar and cinnamon in a bowel first, then layer, this way the apples are all nicely covered, you can also use less sugar this way as you only use enough to coat them. This is much better for you then some other apple crisp's but it doesn't taste like you are trying to be more healthy! I made this for a dinner and everyone loved it! Definitely will make this again!
OMG this is the most delicious apple crisp Ive ever had! I couldnt help myself but have a few pieces before dinner! I did double the recipe to make a 13X9 dish and i mixed the apples, white sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and then put it in, it better that way. Will be making this over and over again!
Yes, I will make this crisp again, it is excellent! I used Splenda brown sugar blend (you only use half as much when using this product) and the taste was wonderful. I cut out the white sugar entirely and tossed the apples (MacIntosh) w/ about 2T. of the brown sugar blend along w/ the cinnamon. Served this with sugar-free vanilla ice cream and it made a wonderful fall treat for the diabetic in our family. Thanks for a great recipe Dave!
For fruit lovers: After looking at several recipes and reading the comments, I did the following: - Increased the apples to 4 cups and mixed them with the juice of a whole lemon - Mixed in 1 1/2 cups blackberries and put all the fruit and juice in a 4" deep ceramic casserole pot 9" in diameter - Decreased the brown sugar to 3/4 c - Decreased the oats to 3/4 c - Decreased the flour to 1/2 c - Added 1/4 c finely chopped nuts - Did not use any white sugar I mixed the dry ingredients (oats, brown sugar, flour, chopped nuts and 1T cinnamon) together first ,then added the melted butter. I put all of the crumb topping on the apple/berries - just covered them. It was moist and tasty. The crisp wasn't too sweet for me, but sweet enough for my teenaged daughter and all her friends who loved it.
This recipe is one of the better ones I've tried. A little on the sweet side and a bit too much crust. So I tweaked it! Doubled the apples, mixed directly in 11x7 greased pan, sprinkled with 1 T lemon juice, mixed 1/2 c organic sugar + 1 T flour + 1t cinnamon and mixed with apples. The topping was too sweet so I did 1 1/2 c flour, 1 1/2 c oatmeal and 1 c br sugar. Also I think next time I will only use 1/2 c butter instead of 3/4 c. Mixed and poured over apples, patted it down slightly and baked at 350 for 50-60 min. The amount of sugar added to apples will vary with the kind used depending on how sweet they are, also the cooking time should be adjusted for the density of the apples, the crisper the longer to cook.
i made it exactly as directed except i used 4 1/2 cups of apples instead of 3 cups, and this has to be the best apple crisp ive ever had! used 1 granny smith apple and 2 fuji apples and the flavor is perfect.. love the idea of the crisp over the pie as it seems the traditional fattening crust has been replaced with old fashioned oats in this recipe..seems like a way better and tastier, healthier alternative =) i would recommend this recipe to anyone!
I made this for a family get together. It went very quickly (even against other deserts) and there was none left by the end of the night. I used Granny Smith apples, also based on other reviews I used a little less flour and added a splash of apple juice to the 1/2 that I put on top. The only problem I had was the bottom mixture caramelized and stuck to the pan. Even though I did grease it. I think next time I may put the apples on bottom and the topping only on top.
This is sooooooo good! Just like apple pie except healthier! A great treat to have with dinner.
This is a great recipe! I didn't use all of the 1/2 cup sugar, and I also added pecan pieces to the fruit mixture. It's also excellent with peaches instead of apples!
This recipe was awesome, for those who found it dry did not realize what the crumble mixture should look like, here is a few tips, test out a small portion once you have the crumble all together press it between your palms and make a small pancake, make sure you press hard, if you find that it feels to dry add a bit more butter, You will know its right if you feel the moisture in you palms and the crumble stays together and is hard to break apart. I hope this helps!!!
This was a great tasting dish. The only change I would make next time (and there will be a next time with this recipe), is that I would cover it loosely with foil. The apples on top tended to dry out a bit.
Best. Apple Crisp. Ever. I used 3 large golden delicious apples which I cut into chucks. I mixed the sugar & cinnamon with the apple pieces in a separate bowl - so technically it is no longer a single bowl recipe, but worth it to get a good coating over the apples which turned into a wonderful syrup in the oven. My whole family raved over it. It is now my go-to apple crisp recipe.
Others commented on the dryness. We like apple crisp, but we hate when the crisp sinks into the apples, and there's nothing crispy. This is not that kind of recipe, as there is crumb topping on the bottom and top. So, we liked the crumble topping. There is nothing mixed in with the apples, so the apple portion is dry. One rater mentioned mixing it all together, and I will try that next time. We used Jonathan apples which stayed firm during cooking. Picking another apple should have different results.
I didn't put any crisp on the bottom, as I had a lot of apples. I also used a lot less white sugar, and I used about half the flour. For those who think it might be too dry, make sure you're baking it long enough for the juice to bubble up and melt the brown sugar. I added a few pats of butter to the top of mine and patted it down and it finally melted nicely.
Great recipe! Simple and delicious! A few notes: it usually takes me longer than the suggested 20 minutes to peel and chop all the apples, I would allow for at least 40 minutes depending on how many servings you're making. Also, this recipe is just fine with half the recommended sugar.
Easy to do when you have extra apples. I think I'll add more apples next time, there was lots of crisp, not enough apples. Delicious though...
Excellent. I use honeygold and haralson apples from our trees. I will make a double batch next time. I've been looking for a really good crisp that's crispy and not soggy, this was perfect. I mix the apples and sugar together and let them sit while I prep the rest of the ingredients. This may help for those who say it’s dry. The only crisp I make now.
Absolutely fabulous!! I have fried apples that I bought from Cracker Barrel. I used these apples with this recipe. I didn't change anything and I lvoe it. It's a keeper!
IT was a good start for something better. I didn't put the crumb topping on the bottom, because it absorbs the juices from the apple, omit the white sugar, and add nutmeg and to the topping and also use Granny Smiths they are the best baking apples!
Just what we needed on a chilly end of summer day. My kids and i had fun making this recipe, with the apples my eight yo girl brought home after apple picking with her school. It turned out ab fab. I always use lemon juice when i am preparing apples for any recipe, keeps them nice and bright white. I did add orange juice to the assembled ingredients before sliding it into the hot oven, to make it more pudding like. I also added lots of cinnamon. I used less sugar by using a brown splenda/sugar blend. Kids had no idea. I feel this is a healthy high fibre, no guilt recipe. My recipe required less time in the oven. We will definitely make this again soon.
Scrumptious!!!! Added chpped walnuts. Doubled the recipe and put in a 9x13 pan. Used 13 medium sized apples.
This is a delicious and easy recipe. I have made it dozens of times, and it always turns out well. I always at LEAST double the apples and oatmeal, and do not add sugar to the apples. This makes it a little crumblier (which I prefer), and still plenty sweet. I've tried various apples and they all work (very hard to even detect a difference).
The recipe was very good, I found it bit sweet, so I cut the sugar in half. also I raised the oven to 375 degrees so it would be crisp. Very yummy!!!
WOW! This is really good and very easy. Instead of dividing the oatmeal mixture into a top and bottom portion, I made half the recipe and used it only on the top. The variety of apples also makes a big difference. Really tart apples are the best - use a tad more sugar.
This was very good. I was cooking for only two people, so I halved the recipe and split it into four cups of a jumbo muffin pan, sprayed with canola oil. I baked it for about 30 minutes but I'm not quite sure of the exact time. Being very careful when removing them from the pan (they tend to break when warm, and came out easiest if I let them cool before removing them and then reheated them individually later), they came out as cute individual desserts. I used Granny Smith apples. I also chopped up a few walnuts and mixed them into the top crust. I served it warm with the Cinnamon Ice Cream posted elsewhere on this site.
Soooo delicious! But I also took the advice of others and backed off the flour a bit and used more oatmeal. This is a new go to recipe for me!
I took took advice from previous reviews and added the sugar and cinnamon to the chopped apples in a bowl and mixed them all together rather than sprinkling on top. I also added a dash of nutmeg. Delicious and easy recipe! Smells wonderful as it bakes! :D Perfect for cool fall and winter weather. My Fiance and I love this recipe.
This was so good!! I decreased the amount of white sugar, added about 1/4 cup water, used wheat flour and added 1 cup more apples and it turned out perfect!
My secret is, I make the crisp put some on the bottom put the apples on top . (bring to a boil 1 cup water, 1cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch til thick & clear add 1 tsp vanilla . pour over the apples.) Add rest of crisp on top . Bake at 350 for 1 hour. crispy & moist.
This is extremely sweet with the overall sugar taste overcoming any taste of the fresh apples. Will not bake again!
This was a very easy apple crisp recipe, which in itself wins lots of stars in my book! I made the recipe exactly as it reads so I could give a true rating (reviewers who change everything about a recipe and then give it 5 stars drive me bananas!) I agree with other reviewers that it was on the sweet side, probably because there seemed to be more of the oatmeal mixture than apples. I think the next time I make it I will definitely add more apples (like maybe double the apples?). The taste was spot on, just a little sweet because the "crisp" overwhelmed the amount of apples. So, with that as my only change for next time, this recipe is definitely a keeper! I also think I would double the recipe to make a 9x13 pan instead. Yum!
OMG, never made an apple crisp with a bottom layer, never even thought about it before, this is DELICIOUS! The bottom layer is gooey and top is crispy, I added some walnuts to the bottom/topping mixture, yummy! It was supposed to be dessert for after dinner tonight, but I am slowly picking away at it! Excellent, my new "go to" apple dessert. My husband does not care for pie crust, so this is perfect.
Wonderful as written. I get so many compliments every time I make this. Sometimes I just put all the crumble on top and none on bottom and it works out well either way.
Good basic recipe. Lots of crisp topping. I used 6 cups of apples and mixed the cinnamon & sugar together and stirred it right in with the apples. All the crisp went on top. I baked it in a 7 x 11 dish and it came out very good. I think next time I will use even more apples. Thanks for sharing.
I followed this recipe exactly and it was excellent. Good bye apple pie, hello apple oatmeal crisp!! So easy!
Excellent. I cut the white sugar in half, added about 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to cinnamon, and added generous 1/4 cup chopped pecans to the crumb mixture on top.
I didn't put any of the crisp under the apples, but it was absolutely wonderful! Will definitely make this recipe again.
I have been looking for an apple crisp that is this tasty for years. It is so easy to make, I just discovered the recipe 3 weeks ago and have made it once a week! I will never use another apple crisp recipe again - THIS ONE IS A KEEPER!!!
I made this recipe on Sept 8, 2008 and since then I've been asked to make it four more times...it's Sept 10, 2008 today!
I found this recipe much too sweet and a bit too buttery... I will not make this again.
It was a good idea using oatmeal but I think next time I would reduce the sugar by half, way too much for my liking.
Yummy. I added a dash of salt, less brown sugar, a dash of lime juice and just sprinkled Cinnamon and sugar lightly (not 1/2 cup!)
This is so yummy!! My house smells awesome too. I will defiantly make this again. It is so easy. I will however, use less sugar and more cinnamon next time!
This was delicious! Quick, easy and all stuff I had on hand...so no trip to the store! Everyone loved it!
This is fantastic! Have tried dozens of crisps over the years and this is the one I will use from now on...I just took my first one out of the oven today and it is wonderful and so easy......And, the first one ever to actually be crisp!......I used only 1/4 cup of sugar....THANK YOU!
I give this 5 stars unequivocally but I had NOT followed the recipe -- by accident I left out the white sugar. In a flurry I sprinkled some on top when it was cooked, put some butter here and there and put it in for another 5 minutes. I'm not sure it would have made much difference but what is clear is that the desert is plenty sweet without the white sugar and even I tend to have a sweet-tooth. Had it with vanilla yogurt (no ice cream available) and it was yummy!
My go to recipe for apple crisp!!! love the crisp on the top and bottom, I'll eat it hot, cold, with or without ice cream you just can't go wrong with this one!
Too much crisp and not enough apple. I will make this again but will use more and thicker apple slices. I also will not use as much sugar. Don't forget to toss in a Granny Smith apple as the tart balances out the sweet. Delicious!
Rave reviews from my husband and co-workers. Did not change anything, ate it just as is warm with vanilla ice cream. Yum!
So easy, so delicious. Teenage son LOVED it!
Delicious but EXTREMELY sweet. I would recommend cutting down the sugar cinnamon mixture that goes over the apples. It was overpowering.
one of the most amazing and easiest desserts. my boyfriend loves this more than home made apple pie. I only used brown sugar and melted some sugar in water to pour over the top layer of the apples to make it a bit glazed. sooo good.
This is my go to apple crisp recipe. I have been making this one for a few years now and hubby loves it. Did not change a thing. Excellent every time. And I made this with pears this time since someone gave me quite a few from their tree. So I gave it a try and just as wonderful as apples.
This is a huge hit with my family--a great way to use apples off your tree in the fall! I used extra apple because we had so many and it was fine. Also have added half again as much of everything to make 9 X 13 pan and it is great.
It's pretty good. I added a cup of water to it to keep it moist and I think it would have been good with a little extra butter as well but overall it's very good!
Love this apple crisp! I use to only sometimes like apple crisp but now it is one of my favorite desserts! I actually usually make more that one apple batch at a time and freeze the extra. It still turns out great from the freezer.
This was really tasty! I mixed the apples with the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. A zip-lock bag isn't necessary. I also used white rice flour and GF oats so that it would be a gluten-free dessert for my daughter. The whole family loved it!
yum. i like the double-layer with the crisp part... think it'd be tasty with ice cream. (i'll find out tomorrow. :-) )
Delicious and very easy to make. I added craisens to the apple mixture. Everyone loved it
This Apple Oatmeal Crisp is delicious! I found that there isn't enough "crisp" to layer the bottom of the pan and still have enough left over to layer on top of the apples, so I doubled the brown sugar, oats, flour, and butter mixture so I would have enough for the top and bottom. I put the apples in a zip lock bag with the sugar and cinnamon and coated them that way and then poured it all into the pan. I also scattered pieces of butter on top before baking to get it golden brown. It is so good served warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce on top!
My kids loved it! I lessened the sugar to 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, and took the advice of another reviewer - I put the apple pieces in a bag with cinnamon and shook to coat. I did not add the additional 1/2 white sugar. It was plenty sweet and absolutely delicious. Thank you for a great and easy recipe.
Very Good but it does not need 1/2 cup of sugar mixed with the cinnamon. I used 1/4 Splenda with the 2 tsp cinnamon and it was just right!
This is the best apple crisp recipe ever! Followed the instructions to the letter and did not change a thing. We enjoyed it with vanilla ice cream. Thanks so much for posting this recipe! :)
I felt that there was not enough apples and TOO MUCH cinnamon.
A family favorite! I made this by using one 20oz can of sliced apples. This makes a quick and easy dessert.
Very good. Made as stated but with 4C chopped apples.
Wow! Very good! Just like my Mother's! The only thing I changed was I did not add as much white sugar and I mixed the apples with some lemon juice (and a bit of sugar and cinnimon).
I followed the recipe exactly and all of my family and relatives just loved it!! I love your grams!! : )
Although my picture didn't come out on the site it was very good! I did make more crumb topping, added quaker oats apple cranberry almond oatmeal and drizzled maple syrup on top! Mmmm....enjoy!
This is my "go to" recipie for apple crisp because I love having the crumble mixture both on the top and bottom! I have made it many times for both my family and work, always with sucess.
This recipe tastes good but is rather dry. I covered it halfway through baking w/ foil to help keep moisture in and also added a small amount of apple juice and it was still dry. Next time i'll start out with mixing in the apple juice and covering it the whole time.
I only used a sprinkle of white sugar, added 1/4 butter, some raisins, and didnt have enough apples so I added some applesauce. Yummy! Next time I'll skip the white sugar completely and cut the brown sugar in half, keep the raisins and skip the extra butter.
awesome! I also reduced the amount of sugar in both the case of the brown and the white sugars... Even still, the crumble and crust came out perfectly and the apples were perfect! It was sooo delicious, I will be using this for all my fruit crisps in the future!
Sooo delicious and simple to make! I doubled the recipe and cooked it in a 9x13 pan. I used a variety of apples and used whole wheat flour for 1/3 of the flour. Used as much sugar as the recipe called for and it was perfect! Thanks for sharing!
This was good, but next time I'd use more apples. I used 4 med. mac. apples and it measured to about 4 cups, but next time I will double to 8 apples and leave the spice ratio the same. Also, I only used 1/4c white sugar to coat the apples and it was sweet enough. Defintely serve with ice cream.
This was the recipe I had been searching for! My Mother used to make this and I hadn't been able to find it since she passed away. So glad I was able to find it on here. Thanks for sharing this!!
Yum! I cut the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and the white sugar to 1/4 cup. I'll cut it down again next time. My tastes go towards the 'less sweet' side. I added a bit if fresh nutmeg with the cinnamon wanting it to taste more like my pies. It was wonderful. This is the recipe I was hoping for. A tweak this way or that does not make the original recipe less perfect. I think I'll try adding finely chopped nuts into the 'crisp' next time. The options are endless really. Thank you so much Dave.
This is a simple easy way to make an awesome comfort food. I love apple crisp and this recipe was perfect! I did not change a thing.
I used canned fried apples, (added some sugar and cinnamon), kept everything else the same except I forgot to add the oatmeal. It was still great.
This was pretty good. The first time I made it I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out a little gloppy and not very crunchy. It tasted great though. The second time I made it I used 2/3rds of a stick of cold butter cut into pea-sized pieces and cut it into the dry ingredients like you would a pie crust. Then I stirred in about 6 Tbsp of ice-cold water 2 Tbsp at a time with a fork until the mixture was crumbly. I liked the second version better. It was a little crunchier and a little lower in fat. Thanks for the recipe!
This is delicious. I agree that a scant less flour and oatmeal is good and I used 1/4 white sugar and it was plenty sweet. I might also suggest a dash of nutmeg. Tried with caramel sauce...yummy!