Jan’s Apple Crisp




  • 6 apples, (McIntosh, Courtland or other cooking apple)
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon,divided
  • 1 ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¾ cup old fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, diced into small cubes
  • pinch of salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter an 8×8 baking dish, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.
  2. Prepare apples. Peel if you wish, but not necessary. Core and slice into chunks and place in a mixing bowl, sprinkle with granulated sugar, ¾ tsp. of the cinnamon and lemon juice.  Stir to combine, and then transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, add topping ingredients (brown sugar, oats, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, salt, and diced cold butter).  Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the oat mixture, using a slight downward twisting motion, until mixture resembled pea-sized crumbs.  Alternatively, you can use two forks or even your hands to cut butter into the mixture.
  4. Spread topping over apples in baking dish, and gently pat to even it out.  Bake 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
  5. Serve warm with ice cream if available!

Serves 6 – 8