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Apple Crisp
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Apple Crisp

Recipe Type

Easy to make apple crisp.



  • 4 to 5 medium apples*
  • ¼ cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine**
  • *You can substitute cherries, pears, peaches or plums for apples. **Many types of margarine contain soy.


Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Grease the bottom and side of an 8- or 9-inch square pan. Rinse the apples, then remove the cores. Slice the apples. Spread the sliced apples on the bottom of the pan. Cut the margarine or butter into small pieces and put in a medium-sized bowl. Add the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Using two knives, cut the margarine or butter into the mixture until the mixture looks like small crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the apples. Bake for about 40-50 minutes until fork tender.

Dietary and Nutrition


Along with several vitamins and minerals, apples provide pectin, a soluble fiber that may help reduce or maintain cholesterol levels. The apple peel is a good source of fiber and disease fighting natural antioxidants.

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Field to Fork Apples! (FN1792, Reviewed Jan. 2020)

Apples are members of the rose family, and more than 7,500 varieties are grown throughout the world. Apples can be eaten fresh, frozen, canned or dried.

From Orchard to Table: Apples! (FN1847, Reviewed April 2022)

Research continues to show that the fiber and natural antioxidants and other phytochemicals ("plant chemicals") in apples may help prevent chronic diseases.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.