Bek's Baked Apple Crisp

"This recipe is my own version, modeled after my own apple pie. Usually, this is made using ingredient amounts that basically include a pinch and a dash, a squeeze and a scosh. Finally, I made myself slow down and kind of measure everything out so that I could post it here. These are, of course, approximate. I've written this to make four individual crisps, the way we eat it, but if you want to make one big crisp, just add 10 minutes to the baking time. I don't use nuts, but if you want to add some nuts such as pecans to the topping, just replace about a 1/4 cup of the oats with them. Also, I'm not a huge fan of very sweet desserts - this even pushes the limits for me. If you prefer sweeter desserts, increase the sugars in the filling to your taste."
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4 crisps




  • Preheat the oven to 375°F Butter 4 individual casserole dishes. (If you choose to make one large crisp, you'll increase baking time by about 10 minutes.) I often forget the butter. No biggie.
  • I love to cook, but hate doing dishes, so I make this all in one pot. In a medium pot (NO HEAT!) combine apples and lemon juice and toss well to coat. Add in the rest of the filling ingredients, brown sugar, white sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Stir well to combine, breaking up any lumps of sugar or flour.
  • Pour equal amounts of apple mixture into the four casseroles. They should be about half full. Set aside.
  • In the same pan (see? one less bowl to wash!) melt the butter over medium lo heat. Once butter is melted, turn off heat.
  • Add in remaining topping ingredients: oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nuts if you're using them. Stir to combine well, again, breaking up any obvious lumps of sugar or flour.
  • **The topping should not be "wet", but if it seems TOO dry, and the butter does not seem to have coated all of the oats, then add in an additional tablespoon of butter. It won't hurt anything.
  • Pour mixture equally over the apples in each dish. They should be almost full, but not overflowing.
  • Place the dishes on a cookie sheet, just in case the filling does overflow. Bake for 30 minutes (40 if you're making one big crisp).
  • Allow to cool, serve with milk, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.

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  1. This was good. I made one big crisp. I wished I would have had some ice cream or cool whip on hand but it was fine without any.
  2. This is a yummy apple treat! I used Granny Smith apples as you suggested and enjoyed the sweet/tart flavor it gave the crisp. I halved the recipe and served with vanilla ice cream - great dessert - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Best of 2008 event
  3. Wonderful! I am a long-time fan of apple crisp and this is a good recipe! My individual sized casserole dishes must have held a little more than the dish called for because I got only 3 servings from this recipe. I used Fiji apples and made without nuts. The hint of clove was very good in this crisp. My usual apple crisp does not include clove. Thank you for sharing, Gatorbeck!
  4. This recipe made it into our Book #231450. 6/23/08 - Ooh this is so yummy! I made 3 individual servings for brunch using 3 golden delicious apples and halved the sugar amounts for the apple portion of this recipe. I sprinkled the apple slices with a few sliced almonds before putting the topping on. Also for the topping, I didn't melt the butter, but made a crumble topping using firm butter. The topping was piled high when I placed them in the oven on a foil covered baking sheet (to make clean up easy). Baking them softened the apples, and melted the topping down so it ended up almost level with the top of the ramekins when they were done. They turned out perfect. Simple and easy, this is a wonderful brunch or dessert item. Thanks for posting! :)
  5. yummy! This is a simple, but wonderful recipe that we were able to make with ingredients we already had in our pantry. We made this just as directed and it turned out great! This one's a keeper!!!


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