Crispy Apple Crisp

This past week Greg and I met OSU Extension friends for lunch at Rose Cafe / Lakeview. The conversation turned to this year’s abundance of fruit. At the moment apples are at the top of the list. I had already canned apple butter, applesauce, apple juice, dried a gallon of sliced apples and I still had a bowl of fresh apples still on the counter. We agreed that baking an Apple Crisp is so much easier than a two crust pie so I offered to post my families favorite recipe. This is for you Linda – I hope you enjoy it as much as my family has for years and years.

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Preheat oven to 350°

6-7 tart apples (at least) – peeled, cored, and sliced
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
Layer the sliced apples in a buttered 2 quart baking dish.

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Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, the sugars, the chopped nuts and the egg. The egg is the secret to the “crisp” in Crispy Apple Crisp. I mix the egg with a fork and then incorporate it into the dry ingredients.

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Crumble the topping over the sliced apples and drizzle the melted butter over the topping. Bake the Crisp for about 45 minutes until the top is browned. This Crisp is still good the next day but the topping will not be as crisp.

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This recipe has been a special family favorite for 30 years. We like it best with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The crunch of the topping, the warm, cinnamon apples, and cold ice cream are perfect together. I also make this recipe with a quart of home canned apples instead of fresh apples. It’s apple season in Ohio so take advantage of the bounty. This Crisp is so good and the best part is – – no pastry to roll out! Yay!!

Hey from the farm,
Fran The Country Cousin

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2 comments to Crispy Apple Crisp

  • Debbie Venus-Fenrich

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe Fran! It is so good! Quick and easy and I will try this with some of my canned apples as you mentioned when you were here. I bet it will be the best way to use those canned apples. I still have a basket of apples and this will be the perfect way to finally use them up! Thanks again!
    P.S. The egg must be the secret! It is so crunchy uummm good! I used a turkey egg and extra walnuts!

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