Grandma’s Apple Crisp


Apple crisp is a great way to kick off Fall.  Growing up, my Grandma made this regularly and it was one of my absolute favorites.  This may actually be my great-grandmother’s recipe.  The recipe card from my Mom says it comes from Grandmother Wilcox.  I never knew her but isn’t it wonderful that her recipe is still a favorite even three generations later?


This is such a simple recipe. Easy with no complicated steps or flavors.  I make this at least once every fall. The only thing that takes a bit of time is peeling and cutting the apples (and that’s not bad).  IMG_9071_edited-1


A couple of little gadgets help with the apples. My mom got me this one year as a gift.  It looks like a weird torture device but allows you to peel an apple in a couple seconds. It has a very creative name as you can see below.



The other helpful little gadget can be found in any grocery store – an apple corer/slicer.


The recipe couldn’t be easier.  Here goes.

IMG_9084_edited-1Cut up 8 Cups of apples.  That is about 5-6 large apples.  You may need to toss with lemon juice to keep them from browning (they will be sitting out for a few minutes).

IMG_9087_edited-1Mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.  I add cinnamon here, too. This is the crumb and I always increase the crumb portion by 50% (we like a lot of crisp in our apple crisp).

IMG_9088_edited-1Beat the egg and pour into the dry mixture.  Cut in with a fork.

IMG_9090_edited-1Finish with your fingers until you have a fairly small crumb.

IMG_9092_edited-1Pour apples in a greased dish.

IMG_9111_edited-1Sprinkle crumb over apples.  Pour melted butter over top.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.


Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  Take out and admire your golden brown, crispy, delicious smelling creation.




8 cups diced apples in greased baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon if necessary.

Mix together (I increase the below by half – depends how much crisp you want):

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • I also add a few shakes of cinnamon here (not in the recipe)

Break in a 1 egg with fork.  Finish with fingertips.

Sprinkle crumb over apples.

Pour 1/2 cup melted butter over top.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake at 350 for 40 mins.


About girlguydogcat

Living in the midwest, wife to a fantastic husband, mom/servant to two cats and a dog.

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