Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

My grandmother gave me this recipe over 55 years ago and it has been in my family ever since.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. FILLING: Peel, core and slice apples to a mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice and toss gently to coat.
  3. Arrange apples in a 8" x 8" oven proof baking dish to cover bottom of dish evenly; set aside.
  4. TOPPING: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon and lemon rind.
  6. Using a pastry blender, cut in margarine or butter and blend until mixture is crumbly.
  7. Stir in pecans and mix well.
  8. Sprinkle topping evenly over apples.
  9. Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before using.
  11. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
Most Helpful

We really did like this recipe. The cinnamon and allspice made a nice combination. Will put it in my file. Thanks for posting this recipe.

gwynn August 24, 2010

Tweaked a bit, but love the no oats alternative! reduced the sugar/lemon juice in the filling, subbed half oat flour and half white whole wheat flour in the topping, omitted the lemon rind and used 4 Tbsp. butter with roughly one Tbsp. olive oil. Also subbed almonds for the pecans...ooh, and I threw some peanut butter chips on and baked somewhere around 35 minutes and it might have been a tad too long. But the end result was fab!! Thanks!

cause4chubbyhubby September 23, 2009

This is some good Apple Crisp Uncle Bill! I loved the combination of spices and my family inhaled theirs! Delicious with whip cream or a scoop of Vanilla ice cream, which is my favorite!

Cheffette Teresa July 07, 2009