Grandma’s Classic Apple Crisp: A Nostalgic Delight

Take a trip down memory lane with this easy apple crisp recipe, crafted in the old-fashioned way, just like Grandma used to make. This timeless dessert, with its golden delicious apples and a comforting blend of spices, is elevated to perfection with a crisp oat topping. Paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, it’s a heartwarming treat that captures the essence of traditional, homemade goodness.


6 golden delicious apples, peeled and chopped (other varieties can be used, can also be sliced) .

2 tablespoons granulated sugar . 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 cup light brown sugar .

3/4 cup old-fashioned oats .

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced into small cubes .Pinch of kosher salt


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter an 8×8 baking dish or spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Set it aside for later.

In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped apples, granulated sugar, 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, and lemon juice. Stir the mixture until well-combined, then transfer it to the prepared baking dish.

In a separate mixing bowl, prepare the topping by combining brown sugar, oats, flour, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, salt, and the diced cold butter. Use a pastry cutter or alternative tools to cut the butter into the oat mixture until it resembles pea-sized crumbs.

Spread the topping evenly over the apples in the baking dish, gently patting it down to create an even layer.

Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

Once baked to perfection, serve the apple crisp warm and indulge in the delightful combination of flavors and textures.

Notes: Keep in mind that all ovens vary, so the baking time may need slight adjustments based on your specific oven. Enjoy this classic apple crisp as is or take it to the next level with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce. Either way, you’re in for a treat that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also brings back the warmth of Grandma’s kitchen

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