Apple Crisp Recipe

by Jennifer Locke, RD LDN

Like many New Englanders, when I think of fall I think of apples, and when I think of apples I always think of apple crisp.  My favorite apple crisp recipe is a family recipe that my mom used to make every fall for myself and my siblings.  What I love about this recipe is the inclusion of oats as they add great texture and a little bit of fiber to the recipe.  In terms of what apples to use for baking, we want an apple that will maintain flavor and texture.  I personally like using Cortland, Jonagold, or Granny Smith.  Feel free to add raisins or craisins to the recipe for some added color.


Apple Crisp Ingredients:

  • 5-6 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup quick cooking oats
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Arrange apples in an 8 x 8” greased pan
  • Combine oats, brown sugar, flour and spices.  Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives
  • Sprinkle mixture over apples and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes (until golden brown)
  • Enjoy!

Do you use exchanges?  ~3/4 cup of this recipe would be one “dessert” or 2 starches and 1 fat