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Grandma’s Apple Crisp

It’s my favorite time of the year.


I love everything about it – a new school year starting (we homeschool year round, but start fresh again every fall) which means new beginnings and back to routine, the cooler weather, the bold colors in nature, apple picking, hay rides, corn mazes, and yes, even football!

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And the one sure way I know that fall has arrived is when I get that first taste of fall – a sip of apple cider or a bite of apple crisp.  It’s a taste I look forward to and savor!

Today I’m going to share some of that fall goodness with you–my dear Grandmother’s apple crisp recipe.


Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious fall treat:

4 medium baking apples
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/3 cup butter, softened

And here are the steps:

1.  Put all of the ingredients, minus the apples, into a medium-sized bowl.

Appple Crisp 1

 2.  Combine ingredients.  I find the best way to do this is with a knife; just keep cutting through the butter until it is all evenly mixed and looks something like this:

Apple Crisp 2

3.  Slice your apples and peel them if you prefer; I prefer to peel them.

Cut Apple

4.  Place apple slices in a greased baking dish abut 8x8x2 in size (I used one that was 9x7x2).  Then evenly sprinkle with the brown sugar mixture.

Apple Crisp 3

5.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.

Apple Crisp 5

6.  Serve warm with homemade ice cream.

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Grandma's Apple Crisp
  • 4 medium baking apples (sliced and peeled)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup oats
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  1. Place all ingredients (except apples) into a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Combine ingredients (with a knife or fork) until crumbly.
  3. Place peeled and sliced apples in a greased baking dish (9X7X2 or 8X8X2).
  4. Evenly sprinkle brown sugar mixture over apples.
  5. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.
  6. Serve warm with homemade ice cream!

If you can’t eat it all in one sitting, cover and refrigerate.  When you are ready to dig in again, pop a serving into the microwave for about 45 seconds to warm it back up.

What are some of your favorite things about fall?
How about some of your favorite fall treats?

About the author


Sarah is the JOYful wife of Jorge, the JOYful mother of 7 blessings, and a JOYful servant to the Most High God. She has been JOYfully homeschooling since 2007, using an eclectic approach. Sarah left her working-mom-of-2 mentality and plans at the door when the Lord came knocking on it in 2002. Now, as a born-again, stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of many, she couldn’t imagine life any other way! Sarah has a heart for moms, and uses her blog, My Joy-Filled Life, to minister to and encourage other mothers. You will find her writing and sharing about the joys of big family living, her faith, homeschooling, homemaking, and whatever the Lord lays on her heart. In her free time (what’s that?), Sarah enjoys baking (but not the clean-up), dabbling in photography, and running.


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