Best Apple Crisp Recipe With Pecans

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My most favorite dish to make in the Fall is apple crisp.  There is nothing better.  Especially when it is served warm and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice.

I started liking apple desserts back when I was a little girl and my grandpa would make apple pie.  His was the only apple pie I really liked though and he claimed it was because he only used Macintosh apples.  They are a little sweeter and juicier than some of the other varieties and so this is what I have continued using in all of my apple baking recipes.

Although I love apple pie too, the crispy crunch of the apple crisp topping and the easiness of making it has won me over to making this dessert more often than the pie.

I’m anxious to share this recipe with you but before I do, I need to introduce to you my very loyal assistant, Sir Kirby:

He is just so cute!  However, Kirby knows that he is not supposed to be in the kitchen at counter level – especially when I am getting ready to bake.  As soon as I snapped this picture, he bolted.  Busted!

Okay, now that I have a clean counter, let’s get baking!

Apple Crisp Recipe:

  • 5-7 apples (I like Macintosh)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup stick margarine or butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

1.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 9×13 pan.

2.  Mix together all the ingredients except for the apples and pecans.  Use your hands to mix until the mixture is like moist coarse crumbs.

3.  Add the pecans and mix throughout.

4.  Peel, core and slice your apples.  If you have an apple peeler corer, like mine, the job is so much easier.  I bought this years ago from Pampered Chef and wouldn’t live without it!

This is what the apple looks like after going through the peeler, corer, slicer.  Now I just have to cut it in half to get all of my slices.

5.  Fill up your pan with all of your apple slices.

6.  Top with the crumb mixture and then bake for thirty minutes or until topping is golden and you can see the apple juices bubbling.

Serve warm and with ice cream for the ultimate taste!


While I was typing this post, I looked down from my chair and who did I see?

Kirby was curled up and asleep right next to me!  He woke up when he heard my camera.  My buddy is never too far from me!

Happy baking!

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