Whipping up an Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe

We are gearing up for my favorite time of the year – the holidays. Thanksgiving is up first followed by Christmas, my niece’s birthday, and then New Year’s Eve. While her birthday isn’t an official holiday, we treat it like one. I can’t wait to cook up some of her favorite dishes for her eighteenth birthday. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I know we are all searching for the perfect recipes to cook and bake, so I’m sharing a delicious dessert, a Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp.

Celebrating Thanksgiving is more fun when you test out new and family favorite recipes leading up to the big day. Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so why not go all out? I’ve been treating my family to a preview of what they can expect come Thanksgiving Day. And they’ve been enjoying every bite, especially my oldest niece.

McIntosh, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious Apples

I love apples! Red, yellow and green are all favorites of mine. My niece loves warm apple crisp, so last weekend I decided to make her one. A couple of years ago she crowned me the “bestest apple crisp maker”. It’s a title that I am proud to claim! Trust me this was a huge deal coming from a former fussy and picky eater.

Since she was taking her apple crisp to go, I decided to make it in one of my new Handi-Foil pans. Handi-Foil was kind enough to send me an assortment of pans for my Thanksgiving cooking and baking needs. The set included 1 Eco-Foil King Roaster, 4 Eco-Foil Stuffing Pans, 2 Eco-Foil 13 x 9 Cake Pans with Lids, 2 Foilabrations Cook-N-Carry 13 x 9 Cake Pans with Lids, 2 Eco-Foil Roaster/Baker Pans with Lids and 5 Storage Containers with Board Lids.

Disposable Aluminum Foil Pans and Containers

The 13 x 9 cake pan with lid was just what I needed for this occasion. It’s convenient because I can bake in it, serve my dish from it and then store leftovers in the very same pan. Easy Peasy! By using this pan I avoided having to worry about getting my dish back when she’s finished. And even more important I saved her from having to wash a dish. All of the pans that I received are aluminum, so when you’re done with them, you can recycle them! They are all made from 100% recycled materials — even the plastic lids.

Baked Apple Crisp Recipe

Baked Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Topping Recipe

Traveling with the pan was a breeze. The lid was secure, so we didn’t have to worry about anything falling out on her way home. If you’re attending a party or an event this holiday season, consider using a Handi-Foil pan. They are the perfect solution when you don’t want to bring a mess home.

You can connect with eco-foil on their Facebook page.

Whipping up this Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp is super simple, so you guys have got to try this recipe.

Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe

 

Apple Crisp
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 5 - 6 Granny Smith or McIntosh apples
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (optional)
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and butter a baking dish or Handi-Foil 13 x 9 pan.
  2. Peel, core, and cut the apples into wedges.
  3. Transfer the apples to a large bowl and add 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2
  4. teaspoons cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg.
  5. Pour the apples in a baking dish or Handi-Foil 13 x 9 pan and let the apples sit for about 10 minutes.
  6. For the topping, combine ¾ cup flour, ¾ cup granulated sugar, ¾ cup brown sugar and ½ cup quick cooking oats.
  7. Mix until well combined.
  8. Add 10 tablespoons softened butter to the topping mixture. Use a fork or pastry blender to combine until mixture is crumbly.
  9. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
  10. Pour 2 tablespoons of melted butter over the apples.
  11. Spoon the topping evenly over the apples.
  12. Bake for 40 minutes or until brown and the apples are bubbly.
  13. Remove from oven and serve warm.
Notes
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

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Comments

  1. sarah buki says:

    that looks so yummy

  2. Apple Crisp is one of my very favorite fall treats!

  3. Patricia Williams says:

    I don’t really care for pie, so I take apple crisp for dessert to thanksgiving dinner. I think your recipe sounds better than my old stand by so I am going to make it and see if I like it better. Thanks for posting it.

  4. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Crisps are my favorite Fall desserts! These foil pans are perfect for holiday cooking. They are great for when I’ve already used all my regular pans and great for taking to another’s home—no worries.

    *While I was typing this, my husband walked up and said, “wouldn’t one of those crispy things be good tonight.” LOL—I must be sending out vibes reading this recipe :)

  5. Larissa Brunken says:

    Yummy! Will have to try your recipe

  6. we just made Apple Crisp tonight! but your’s looks amazing!

  7. I’ve never tried it with Granny Smith apples. Does it taste tart?

  8. I’ve always enjoyed apple crisp and this sound like a great recipe. I’m going to try it.

  9. Kaci Harrison says:

    HEY!!! I was searching for an apple crisp recipe and here it is!! Coincidence! =D And I love those pans, I use them for EVERYTHING!! If I know I’m going to make lasagna or baked chicken or anything that gets sticky, leaves bad stains or etc on my glasswear I use those. Great blog!!

  10. I have to say I don’t really like apples that much. I guess I just grew up eating so many that now I can choose not to eat them, lol This does look good tho :) I have used those pans before for many things, and they are great. I use them for art projects too so I can throw out any leftover paint or glue that gets in them. Thanks for the review. :)

  11. Mike Eldridge says:

    I love a good apple crisp with some vanilla ice cream but I can’t eat ice cream much anymore so i don’t get to have it that often. :(

  12. Larissa brunken says:

    Yummy can you send me some???

  13. We make apple crisp every week right now, we love to server it with milk!

  14. I haven’t made an apple crisp yet this fall but after reading your post, I am going to make one! Trust me, my husband will be extremely happy!

  15. Apple crisp is my favorite quick-make dessert. I’ll have to try your recipe – this looks delicious!

  16. Lisa Gibson says:

    This looks amazing. Is this difficult to make?

  17. mcihelle gilliland mcafee says:

    MY mom used to make apple crisp. I forget how much I liked it, this post makes me think I need to try my hand at making some. It doesn’t look too difficult.

  18. Patti Brown says:

    I love apple crisp! Your picture with the ice cream on top makes me wanna make some right now!

  19. meegan whitford says:

    oh yum i love apple crisp i will have to try this recipe!

  20. Jan Messali says:

    Oh my goodness… this looks so yummy. Might be a good recipe for me to make when I have Christmas company staying with us. Thanks!

  21. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    Im not a big fan of green apples a little to sour for me but with them being caramelized they look great

  22. I’m not an apple fan really, I eat them, but not cooked. I’d rather have fresh apple slices with peanut butter LOL This does look good tho, and I like the brown sugar topping :)

  23. Donna Cheatle says:

    Had to print out the recipe! We’ll be trying this one later today. It sounds amazing!

  24. Kayleen Considine says:

    This recipe looks amazing!! I am not a huge apple fan, but my husband is!! It especially looks good with ice cream on it.

  25. This looks so good. Thank you for the recipe.

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