This scrumptious easy apple crisp is an old family recipe. I remember helping my Grandma (who lived next door) with it when I was little. She didn’t really have a “recipe,” of course. Just winged it. Like women often did back in the day. Later we insisted on writing it down. (But naturally it will never be as good as Grandma’s)
Her secret was in the topping is simply awesome. A favorite of everyone. Melts in your mouth. One family member once opted to have it with birthday candles and ice cream, instead of a birthday cake!
The ingredients are nutritious too – Apples are high in anti-oxidants, fiber, vitamins, and no fats or sodium. Apples are great for digestion, cleansing, and for lowering cholesterol. Plus, we use whole wheat pastry flour and oats. All are great for elderly nutrition. Brown sugar does add sweetening, but that’s part of what makes it so melt-in-your mouth!
All in all, this is considered to be quite a healthy dessert. (Be sure to also see our main “recipe central” page at Easy Healthy Recipes). And it’s soft to eat, especially if you peel the apples, for those who prefer soft foods. This one will be a hit!
The Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
Preheat your oven to 375 F degrees.
Grease an 8 x 8 cake pan (I like glass)
4 cups sliced apples (Granny Smith or other tart kinds are best)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Optional: About a half cup of ground walnuts
Optional sweetener: Toss apples together in a bowl with about 1/4 cup natural maple syrup or honey
P.S. — Some people like to add raisins or currants to their apple crisp
Put the mixture into the greased pan.
In a bowl, mix together until crumbly:
½ cup flour
1 ½ cups oats
¾ cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup melted butter, margarine, or substitute
1 ½ Tablespoon lemon juice
Optional: add in ¼ cup coconut
Crumble the topping over the apple mixture which is in your pan. Bake it in a pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes at 375 F degrees, or until the topping has browned. Apples should be soft but not soggy.
This is especially good served warm with whipped cream or ice cream. There may be leftovers, and it’s also delicious chilled in the fridge and served cold. Yum! This is one of my favorite easy healthy recipes — and I think I’ll make some today!
Be sure to also read:
Easy Apple Recipes — A fabulous collection of very healthy recipes made with the all-time favorites: apples.
Really Easy Apple Craft Ideas — Apples are not just for eating! They’re abundant all year long, and fun to use in crafts. Try these easy ideas!