Grandma’s Best Apple Crisp

Apple CrispThe kids and I took a break from the corn and soybean fields this weekend to harvest something much more fun (and more delicious!) — apples! The apple trees on our farm are overflowing with goodness this time of year. Talk about a bountiful harvest. We can’t keep up with them. Grandma does such a great job caring for the trees and graciously lets us pick all we can eat. That’s one of the many benefits of having a gardener-extraordinaire in the family! Maybe one day she can teach me a thing or two…

apple treeIn the next week or so, I need to carve out some time to make some homemade applesauce. In the meantime, we grabbed a handful of apples and made a mouth-watering apple crisp. It totally hits the spot when we come in from the field on these crisp, fall evenings. Just don’t tell the guys working in the field. We take them our fair share of casseroles and sandwiches, but this apple crisp is our little secret.

Apple Crisp

Grandma’s Best Apple Crisp


  • 5 cups sliced, peeled cooking apples (I use the apples from our trees, but Honeycrisp or Granny Smith would also be good)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter


  1. Place apples in 2 quart baking dish. Stir in sugar.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine, oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping mixture over apples.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.


  1. Julie at Farm Life in Black & White says:

    Thanks for the great dessert idea! I was just thinking that I needed something to go with my pork loin tonight!

  2. mndesigngal says:

    Yummy! Love your background to your site too! It’s just perfect.

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