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Hope's Apple Crisp

Hope's Apple CrispNot only is homemade apple crisp easy to make, it's comforting, delicious and nutritious. Use your favorite baking apple or combination of apples such as Granny Smith, McIntosh and Braeburn.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 cups (6 medium) apples, peeled, cored, sliced
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of kosher or sea salt
1/2 cup cold butter or margarine

Sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place prepared apples in a greased 9-inch square (2-quart) baking dish.
  3. Combine brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (Use a pastry cutter or impeccably clean fingers to incorporate the butter into the mixture. You don't want big lumps of butter, nothing larger than a pea, please!)
  4. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the sliced apples.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.
  6. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Variation Tips:

  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup butterscotch chips over the sliced apples prior to topping with the crumb mixture to make a "caramel apple crisp".
  • Substitute 6 cups of other types of fresh fruit such as sliced peaches, sliced pears, pitted sweet cherries, blueberries, blackberries, etc. You can mix and match them, too.
  • Canned pie filling or drained canned fruit can also be used.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe, without optional accompaniments): 331.0 calories; 41% calories from fat; 15.6g total fat; 40.7mg cholesterol; 167.0mg sodium; 211.8mg potassium; 49.1g carbohydrates; 1.9g fiber; 37.6g sugar; 47.1g net carbs; 1.5g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Cantil; copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.