Manzana Crocante ( Apple Crisp)

"This recipe is a form of apple crisp that I have made since I was a teenager. It is the only one I use and it consistently tastes matter what type of apples are used. I have substituted Splenda sugar for both the brown and white sugars called for in this recipe and it comes out tasting just as good, although the 'crisp' part has a little different texture to it, but not bad. I only recommend using real butter in this recipe. This is the type of comfort food that you can have a big bowl of, climb back into bed, and eat under the warmth of the comforters when it is freezing cold outside....I love it! I usually double the recipe and freeze one dish for use later. Just thaw in refrigerator and reheat if you want it warm."
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Ready In:
1 8 X 8 pan




  • Mix apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a large bowl until apples are evenly covered in sugar mixture.
  • Spoon apple mixture into a 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
  • In the same bowl used to mix the apples, mix the brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, melted butter, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Spoon the mixture (dollop) on top of apples.
  • Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
  • Serve warm by itself or with ice cream, or eat it cold out of the refrigerator.

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  1. Delicious! I cut this recipe in half to serve 3 of us & used three 6oz ramekins. The topping was not exactly what I expected, based on making apple crisps in the past, but as it turned out we really enjoyed the caramel-like flavor of it. DH who generally doesn't like the flavor of cinnamon, really liked it in this dish. We'll be sure to make the full recipe next time! :D Thanks for sharing, MemphisMommy!
  2. Great! Everyone loved it and it is pretty simple to make.


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