Apple Crisp Recipe
The Perfect Holiday Dessert

When this is in the oven, everyone agrees
that “It smells like Christmas!”

All the goodness of an apple pie, with all the flavor of a European dessert. This one has it all.

But that aroma - there’s nothing like it in all the world. Follow our method to bake it during dinner. Drives ‘em wild!

Best of all, this is a make ahead of time dessert, easy to make and serve.

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Every time we bake this it smells like holiday. It just makes you smile when you walk by the kitchen, knowing what’s on the way. Follow our method for an easy and fun way to prep and serve this classic:


This recipe will feed 12 people, and will easily double or more. Read about Party Food Quantities and how to plan for the right amounts.

Holiday Apple Crisp Recipe Shopping List
for 12 People:

The Filling:

___60 ounces of sliced apples, water and all.

___1 cup white sugar

___1 cup brown sugar

___1 tablespoon cinnamon

___1/4 cup flour

The Topping:

___ 2 cups quick oats

___1 cup flour

___2 cups brown sugar

___2 sticks butter

___1 tablespoon cinnamon


The Day Before the Party:

Combine all the ingredients for the filling.

Pour them into a 10x12x2-1/2 disposable foil baking pan. Don’t use a standard 9x13 pan unless you really like cleaning your oven (and the sound of smoke alarms...)

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

A couple of hours or so before your party, combine the ingredients for the topping with the plan to use an electric mixer to combine them. You want to beat up the butter as a solid, not melted.

Mix it all up, but stop before you get a paste. You want the oats to be recognizable as oats - not mush.

Spread the topping over the filling and leave out on the counter.

Go ahead and serve dinner, keeping your oven on at 350°f. Last thing before you sit down, put the crisp in the oven.

About half way through dinner, someone will comment about the delicious aroma coming from the kitchen. This will spread like a dessert frenzy.

Holiday meal - or a nice party - or both - will take an hour or so, about the time for the crisp to be done. Remove it from the oven, let it sit a while, and serve.

Presentation: Your Eyes Eat First

This crisp can go it alone, or add some ice cream to go beyond perfection.


We leave this out on the counter for the 1/2 hour or so that it takes leftovers to disappear. It absolutely gets better as it rests.

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