Saturday, November 3, 2012

Simply Da Best Apple Crisp

It is completely crazy how good this is. My husband had been making apple crisp for the fire fighters just about every shift.  We have many different varieties of apple trees and he would take a bag with him to work.

I was making soup and pretzels for my family one night and my husband offered to make an apple crisp. I had no idea what I was in for. It was outstanding. Now realize, this is not your healthy heart version. We are talking full flavor  butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon bubbling in a thick pile of apples.  And of course topped with regular (not light) vanilla ice cream.  With that in mind, you understand why I am not calculating the weight watcher points.  Just eat it and smile.

Oh...and he named the recipe too, giving me strict instruction not to change it. That's what they call it at the fire station.

Simply Da Best Apple Crisp                Prepared in a 9"x13" glass pan.
8-10 large apples
3 cups of old fashioned or quick cooking oats (he used old fashioned) gluten free if needed
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 cup butter (dairy free or Earth Balance for Vegan)
1 1/2 cups flour (use gluten free if needed)
1 cup water

Preheat oven to 375.
Peel apples and cut up in small chunks.  Mix oats, flour, both sugars, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. 
Melt butter and add to dry mix.
Place apple chunks in the 9"x13" glass pan.
Spread the mixture evenly over the apples. Sprinkle the water over the entire pan.
Bake for 40 minutes, turn off heat and allow crisp to remain in oven as it cools for another 5-10 minutes.  

Here is a tip: After 30 minutes of baking use a turner to flatten or compress top of the crisp so that all the crust is able to simmer in the apple juices. This also creates a nice thick chewy crust. If the top is getting over done, cover with foil. 

A delicious crust over juicy apples.                              

Serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream or for vegans a favorite frozen non-dairy treat.


  1. Mary

    This was awesome thank you for the recipe!!

  2. I am glad you enjoyed it. I will be sure and let my husband know….he came up with the recipe : )