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The Simpler the Better: Apple Crisp. Guaranteed to satisfy the Sweet Tooth and Quick on Prep & Cook

Updated: Feb 13, 2022

One of my favorite go to quick and always satisfying desserts is a crisp. You can change the fruit based on seasons, change the presentation based on who you are accommodating (individual ramekins, casserole dish or square pan) and add or omit flavor additions you may or may not like. I.E I like to use more brown sugar than white because i feel as though it caramelizes my fruit more giving more depth of flavor. It also all comes together in like 40 minutes from prep to bake so its great for a last minute dessert bake as well! Do you have a favorite dessert to make in your house. Please share!


  • 4 apples sliced (4 cups)

  • 1/2 cup raisins (for an extra zing you can soak them in liquor of your choice for an hour prior)

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/8 cup of granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened

  • 1/8 cup of lemon juice

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg ( I prefer freshly grated)

  • 2 tbs of vanilla extract

  • 3 tbs cold butter cut into small cubes for topping purposes


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with softened butter, oil or spray oil.

  2. Toss apples in lemon juice, extract and the granulated sugar. Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.

  3. Top with small cubes of cold butter. Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with cream.




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