Apple Crisp


Lou Foglia

Apple Crisp

By Metro Reporter


5 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples

1 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup water

1 cup oats 

1 cup flour

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 F. 

Place sliced apples in a 9-by-13-inch pan. 

Mix sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together and sprinkle over apples. 

Pour water over pan.

Combine oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter. 

Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.

Bake for 45 minutes

This was the first dessert I learned how to make in my eighth-grade cooking class. I have been making it ever since because it is so easy and tasty. Use this dessert to impress your friends and family with your cooking skills. 

To start make sure your ingredients are correct. You do not want your apple crisp to turn out unappetizing. Try Granny Smith apples for a tarter, more acidic taste to your apple crisp.  

You can also try preparing this recipe with peaches, blueberries or strawberries instead of apples. For a different twist, try adding walnuts, ginger, hazelnuts, fresh-squeezed orange juice or lemon juice. The more apples, the less syrupy it will taste. This is perfect as a quick and

tasty treat.

Slicing the apples with a knife can be tedious, so use an apple slicer to save time. Using a blender to mix the ingredients instead of mixing the condiments by hand in a bowl also helps to quicken

the process.

Stick a toothpick in the middle after 45 minutes. If the toothpick comes out clean, then it is ready to be served. Leave it in for another 15 minutes if there is any apple crisp on the toothpick. 

Take out your favorite checkered tablecloth and find a grassy area to set. Sit on the ground and enjoy.

The crunchy granola mixed with the soft apples makes for a very sweet treat. My favorite addition to this recipe is sprinkling it over vanilla or cookie dough ice cream.