Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

I LOVE apple crisp! I probably love it a lil bit too much and my gut can testify.  I prefer my apple crisp  to have a gooey, crispy yet chewy type topping but I have been getting sooooo many requests to do an apple crisp with a crispy type topping. Kinda like that old school kind that grandma use to make.

Since I don't normally make my apple crisps this way I had to use the power of Twitter. Twitter is like the God of the internet, you ask and you receive!! I asked around to see if anyone had a good old fashioned apple crisp recipe that was tried and true. Immediately I got a response back from lilTanti888 with this recipe! She said her southern grandmother who is 95 and lives in Cokesberry, SC made it all the time and it was bangin!  I have never heard of Cokesberry but doesn't it sound like a lil country town tucked deep in the south with dirt roads and full of grandmas? I didn't even have to think twice about whether or  not I was going to make it. I know how those deep southern grandmothers can throw down!

Well this recipe sums up old fashioned apple crisp beautifully!  The topping is crispy, buttery, sweet and the apples....the apples yall....are simply wonderful! The tartness of the granny smith with the cinnamon and know the collaboration of flavors I'm talking about. It just says "comfort" and smells heavenly while baking. In my opinion this is the best ending to a meal.

However it is with a heavy heart filled with much guilt that I announce that I have just about finished up this whole pan in one night...... and you know what makes it even more terrible yall besides that fact that I had ice cream with it....  I HAD THE NERVE TO TOP THIS APPPLE CRISP WITH CRUSHED PECANS AND DRIZZLED ON SOME CARAMEL TOPPING!! WTH was I thinking???? Why do I always do this to myself???

Uggghhh! Why do people invent recipes like this in the first place?! Completely shot one of my new years resolutions to hell!! But ya know what...tomorrow is a new day to get it right, start I'll just put that lil pan in the sink and pretend it never even happened. Apple Crisp? What apple crisp? ; )

Watch me make this apple crisp from start to finish!


5-6 Granny Smith apples
2 Tablesppon of sugar
2 Tablespoon of brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
3 Tablespoons butter, melted

3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons of flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats (Not the instant Oats or the Old Fashioned Oats)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
12 Tablespoons butter, chopped

Preheat Oven to 375

Step 1.) Peel & slice apples.

Step 2.) Add the apples to a bowl and coat them with the brown sugar, cinnamon & white sugar.
Step 3.) Pour the apples in a medium casserole dish and let the apples sit for about 15 minutes. This will cause the sugars  to "syrup up" a little.
Step 4.) Let's make the topping! In a bowl add the flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, & white sugar. Mix it up until well combined.
Step 5.) Add the 12 Tablespoons of softned butter tot he topping mixture. Use a pastry cutter or fork to combine the butter until it crumbly.
Step 6.) Pour the 3 Tablespoons of melted butter over the apples.
Step 7.) Spoon the topping evenly over the apples.
Step 8.) Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden.

Let cool for a few minutes and serve hot with a big old serving of ice cream!!!!


  1. YOU ARE SOOOO MY NEW BEST FRIEND!! Thank you for posting this!

  2. I made this last night for dessert and made the Bourbon chicken for dinner. My friends and I loved it! Both turned out great!

  3. This was so good I had to make it twice in a week. My SO asked me to make another one and I added carmel sauce, icecream and a little whipped cream. Talk about BADD!!! I made myself a little dessert before bed every night.

  4. I made this and my family loved it. I would call it the mostest-deliciousy-apple-crisp-with-crunchy-stuff-on-the-top-ever!
    I served it with vanilla ice cream and it was a blockbuster.

  5. Hi I wanted to know what type of oats because my mom said its old fashioned rolled oats but you said its not old fashioned..and where can i buy them?

  6. I made this apple crisp and my family loved it im going to make a large one for Christmas.

  7. You are so TALANTED! your recipes rock! there my new go to now and every time i make one everyone comes for seconds if they can fit more thirds. I wanna try Red Velvet cake and sweet potatoe pie now! lucky they stock a lot of american products here if not equivalents. You should seriously write a book! Diva. All the love from Australia x x

  8. Think I'm gonna try this tonight! @ Anonymous - they're "quick cooking oats" and you can get them at your grocery store, they should be in the same section as all the other oatmeal.

  9. I made this last night for my husband and kids and we LOVED it! Very easy and delicious!!!!!!! I will definitely be making it again!

  10. I made this yesterday.....let's just only lasted less than 40 minutes! It was soooooo good! I love this site! Please keep the recipes coming! Because of you...I actually enjoy cooking!

  11. I just made this yesterday and it is almost gone. This was very easy to make, and so so good. Thank you so much.

  12. this was good. my grandfather had two plates of he's napping (: thanks.

  13. My 13year old daughter (that does not like to cook) made this last night after watching your YouTube video, and saying this looks easy and I like her she's funny! Anyways let's just say I had to make more today! This is soooooooo delicious and so simple! Thank u for sharing, you now have 2 new fans!! :-)