Mom’s Apple Crisp

A simple dessert that’s great served with ice cream. 

Per Serving:

227 calories| 2 g sat. fat| 11 mg cholesterol| 46 g carbs| 2 g protein| 5 g fiber| 62 mg sodium


1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 Tbsp

1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not instant)

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 pinch salt

3 tablespoons light stick butter, diced

1 teaspoon water

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 pinch ground cloves

3 lbs jonathan apples, peeled and thinly sliced

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F Spray a shallow 1-1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick spray.

2. To make the topping, combine the 1/2 cup flour, the oats, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. With a pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor-fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the water and firmly press mixture to form clumps.

3. To make the filling, mix the granulated sugar, the 2 tablespoons flour, the nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl. Add the apples and vanilla; mix well. Transfer to the baking dish. Sprinkle the topping over the filling. Bake until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden, 55 – 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.N

Makes 8 Equal Servings