Holiday Recipe: Easy Apple Crisp

With all these holiday parties coming up, you are going to need a go-to recipe.  Might I suggest an apple crisp? It calls for tart Granny Smith apples, old fashioned oatmeal, and fresh cinnamon. This recipe is a crowd pleaser. Funny story: I made the crisp, put it in the oven and was anxious to take it out. I let it cool, drizzled on the caramel, and opened my freezer looking for the ice cream and I didn't have any! I was immediately disappointed but then I remembered that lone cup of vanilla greek yogurt in the refrigerator. I was in a desperate state and took a huge spoonful and plopped it on top of the crisp. Would you believe me if I told you it was DELICIOUS? It added the right amount of creaminess and wasn’t too sweet. If you want to save a few calories, give it a try. I love kitchen accidents turned successes. 2015-11-25_0003


Crumb Topping 

  • 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/3 C of butter (cold)
  • 1/4 c pecans, chopped

Apple Filling 

  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp of flour
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C of brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Caramel for drizzling on top (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the crumb topping. “Cut in the butter” (Here is a tutorial if you are unsure how to do it) and mix until it resembles crumbs.2015-11-25_0002
  3. For the filling, stir the melted butter, milk, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Add the apples. For the last step, stir in the flour.
  4. In a buttered baking dish, add the apple mixture followed by the crumb topping.2015-11-25_0004
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for about 10 minutes.


Enjoy with greek yogurt or ice cream. Don't forget the caramel drizzle!

Marissa A