What’s for dessert – Apple Crisp

Ah, fall. A break from the humidity of summer, without the freezing temperatures of winter. Back to routines and actually looking forward to baking and cooking because it won’t cause the house to become insanely hot. We’ve been to our favourite apple orchard twice already (the picture above was taken there when we met up with my very good friend Elizabeth of Elizabeth Fulton Photography) and I’m using every excuse to make my friend Joleen’s apple crisp! Nothing says fall and comfort to me quite like the smell of apples, cinnamon and sugar.



  • 4 cups apples, peeled and cut into small pieces (to be honest, I don’t measure – I just keep adding apples until the baking dish is about 3/4 full)
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup softened butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375º.
  2. Put apples in small casserole dish.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients, cutting butter into it with a pastry cutter or fork. Sprinkle over the apples.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until apples are tender.

3 Comments on What’s for dessert – Apple Crisp

  1. Suzanne G
    November 18, 2014 at 8:06 PM (3 years ago)

    Apple crisp is one of my all time favourite desserts. I usually also add sugar to the apples also but I am definitely going to try your version as I try to cut down on sugar in the food I prepare.

  2. Janet C.
    March 3, 2015 at 3:26 PM (3 years ago)

    I love making apple crisp for my family and can’t wait to try your recipe. I’m sure it will be a hit in our house!
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Anne Taylor
    September 7, 2015 at 2:28 PM (2 years ago)

    Yum I love apple crisp and my dad’s apples are almost ready to pick! I’m for sure going to make some! Thanks for your recipe!


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