Apple Crisp


How do you salvage apples that are starting to go bad? You make apple crisp, of course! …then steal a piece while it’s still really hot… shhh.

I think apple crisp is a recipe everyone should have in their arsenal. It’s one of my favourite things to eat, whether it’s hot or cold, and the cool thing is you can control how sweet it is based on your personal taste. 🙂


  • 6 medium sized apples (despite what recipes say, you can use any apple you like, cooking time will vary)
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg


  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup +  1 Tbsp softened butter
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ all purpose flour


  1. You’re going to want to core and slice your apples. You can peel them if you’d like, it’s all a matter of taste! Then throw them into a casserole dish. If you’re picky about browning like I am, before you start cutting your apples, fill the dish with cold water and a bit of salt, no more than a teaspoon though, you don’t want them to taste like salt!
  2. Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).
  3. Optional: Coat apples with white sugar and half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  4. In a medium-large mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, oats, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix with your hands. *Note: If you’re doing the optional part and adding a crumble bottom, you’re going to have to make this twice. You will either double the recipe and eyeball half of it on to the bottom, or use two mixing bowls, put one half on the bottom, and the other half over the apples. If you’re doing the bottom, make sure to use butter or some sort of spray to stop sticking* Sprinkle evenly.
  5. Bake for 30-45 minutes, uncovered, or until apples are soft.
  6. Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes before serving.

You can eat this hot, cold, room temperature, with ice cream, whipped cream, or whatever your heart desires. I didn’t use much sugar so the apples would be the main focus. I also used a bit more oats for the crumbly part… I always add extra though, I enjoy it more that way.

And don’t be afraid, because apple crisp is easy peasy. It’s almost impossible to mess up. 

Try it! And enjoy!

Disclaimer: Friendly Giant, do not attempt this. I will gladly make it for you, but make no attempt to use the oven… 😛


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