Holiday Recipe: Easy Apple Crisp


With all these holiday parties coming up, you are going to need a go-to recipe.  Might I suggest an apple crisp? It calls for tart Granny Smith apples, old fashioned oatmeal, and fresh cinnamon. This recipe is a crowd pleaser. Funny story: I made the crisp, put it in the oven and was anxious to take it out. I let it cool, drizzled on the caramel, and opened my freezer looking for the ice cream and I didn't have any! I was immediately disappointed but then I remembered that lone cup of vanilla greek yogurt in the refrigerator. I was in a desperate state and took a huge spoonful and plopped it on top of the crisp. Would you believe me if I told you it was DELICIOUS? It added the right amount of creaminess and wasn’t too sweet. If you want to save a few calories, give it a try. I love kitchen accidents turned successes.


Crumb Topping 

  • 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/3 C of butter (cold)
  • 1/4 c pecans, chopped

Apple Filling 

  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp of flour
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C of brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Caramel for drizzling on top (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
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  3. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the crumb topping. “Cut in the butter” (Here is a tutorial if you are unsure how to do it) and mix until it resembles crumbs.
  4. For the filling, stir the melted butter, milk, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Add the apples. For the last step, stir in the flour.
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  6. In a buttered baking dish, add the apple mixture followed by the crumb topping.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy with greek yogurt or ice cream. Don't forget the caramel drizzle!

Marissa A