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Apple Crisp from the Wikibooks Cookbook—original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

  • Cook Time: 45–60 minutes



  1. Preheat a conventional oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Thinly slice the apples and place them in a buttered pan, and sprinkle them with lemon for flavor and to prevent them from turning brown.
  3. Add ⅓ cup of water and cinnamon to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the topping, combine the butter, sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg, and crumble the ingredients in a bowl with your fingers to create a uniform mixture.
  5. Cover the apples with the topping and bake for 30–45 minutes or until the apples are soft and the topping is crisped.
  6. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.


  • Peeling the apples is traditional, but not required.
  • Loose oats can be sprinkled sparingly on the surface of the topping before baking for added texture.
  • Any type of apple may be used, baking or sweet, or a mixture of types.
  • Cooked apple dishes are a good use for substandard apples, e.g. damaged, wrinkled etc.
  • Crisps can be made with most any sort of fruit. Pineapple is a good choice.
  • Some fruits, especially peaches go better in a cobbler.
  • Raisins can be added to the apples at the beginning, and ½ teaspoon of powdered ginger, or a sprinkling of nutmeg can also be put in.
  • 'Mixed spice' (cinnamon, coriander, clove and other spices) is a perfect addition to apple dishes. This is more popular in Britain than the US.