Apple Crisp Topping


Ok, this is mostly about the crisp top! I could never get this quite right till I called my mom and wrote it down. It is sweet, nice, and crisp. Serve with French vanilla ice cream.

Apple Crisp Topping
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
6 servings


  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground cardamom

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¾ cup rolled oats


  1. Combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and cardamom in a large bowl. Cut in butter until blended and the mixture resembles small peas. Mix in oats with a wooden spoon.

Cook's Notes:

This is enough for up to a 9-inch square pan of fruit. For any bigger pan, you simply double it. Obviously you can put any fruit you like. One of my faves is rhubarb! Apples, pears, and peaches work too.

Squeeze small handfuls of topping and crumble over fruit. Bake until browned and crisp, 30 to 40 minutes. It gets brown easily, but if you really don't like that as much, you could cook the harder fruit, like apples, a bit first.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
16g Fat
37g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 86mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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