Warm Apple Crisp

It has been a busy, long work week, so I decided to make something comforting — warm apple crisp.  This is my mother’s recipe, and it’s simple, but so delicious and satisfying.  It’s not exactly healthy, but sometimes when you’re having a tiring week, you need some food loving.  This is the perfect dish just for that occasion; it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, and it’s easy to whip up on a moment’s notice.  Also, if you have apples that are starting to go soft, this is a perfect way to use them up.  You can eat this cold, but I love to eat it warm, right out of the oven.  A dollop of yogurt, whip cream, or vanilla ice cream makes it even better.  Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite comfort foods?


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 6 cups peeled and sliced apples, like McIntosh
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple sugar (optional)
  • 3 tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix oats, flour, and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. With a pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into oat mix until crumbly.
  4. In another bowl, peel and roughly slice the apples.
  5. Add sugar, cinnamon, maple sugar, and water and mix.
  6. Coat a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray.
  7. Distribute apples on the bottom of the pan.
  8. Sprinkle crumb topping generously over.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Serve warm with yogurt or vanilla ice cream


Filed under Baked Goods, Desserts

2 responses to “Warm Apple Crisp

  1. I love it when the apple crisp comes piping hot from the oven, you add that dollop of ice cream and it melts all down into the crisp. Too bad it’s only 8:45 am. I could go for some of that.
    Delicious recipe!

  2. Wow that looks awesome! Maybe I will make this with the apples from my CSA if they start to get soft before i can eat them all!

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