Mom’s Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

I don’t know about you, but there are some foods that remind me solely of home and growing up. This is one of those. I can’t remember the last time I made this; probably a good ten years or more. Chris prefers just a handful of desserts and is content to rotate among them. It’s possible the first time I made this, it was met with a “meh” response from him so I promptly filed it away. It resurfaced last night because my parents are in town. The girls liked it and my memory didn’t disappoint.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 – 10 baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter bottom and sides of 9×13 glass baking dish. Arrange the apples in the baking dish. It may look as though there’s not enough room and/ or the apples are overflowing, but the apples will decrease in size when baking.

Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, butter and salt until crumbly. Add crumble mixture to the top of the apples, distributing evenly. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

NOTE: Additional options include mixing 1 tbsp. of lemon juice in with the apples to prevent browning. Decrease the cinnamon by a tsp. and replace with nutmeg. Add a tsp. or two of vanilla extract to the crumble mixture for added flavor.

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