Apple Crisp with Variations

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 4 medium cooking apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
  • 3⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3⁄4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  • Arrange the apples in the prepared pan. In a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon and stir well. Add the butter and cut in with a pastry blender until crumbly. Sprinkle over the apples.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender. Let cool slightly on a rack. Serve warm with ice cream.
  • Variations: Replace the apples with 2 cans (16 ounces each) apricot halves, drained; 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling; or 1 can (29 ounces) sliced peaches, drained. For each of these variations, reduce the amount of brown sugar to 2⁄3 cup.