Super Simple (and Impressive) Apple Crisp

Hope you ladies are having a great week! A few weeks ago we took a trip to the apple orchard/pumpkin patch in the New York countryside. It was so much fun, and Sophia loved picking out pumpkins and apples to bring home with us. 
We payed a whopping $30 to pick apples that didn't even look that impressive yet (it was early in the season). I thought it was a complete waste of money, but we had fun, so I forgot about it and threw our bag of apples in the fridge. Later that day, my mom had mentioned she only makes apple pies/crisp with McIntosh apples, which happened to be what we picked. I decided I would give it a shot - the worst that could happen was I spend the afternoon baking, and throw the results in the garbage (which I was planning to do with the apples, anyway). Woah. I was wrong - these apples were perfect to bake with. This recipe is super simple (I was a bit intimidated b/c I had never baked an apple crisp, or any crisp for that matter), and very impressive! To make peeling the 10 cups of apples easier, I used my favorite kitchen gadget - seriously this thing is amazing. It peels AND cores the apples for you. If you are going somewhere and need to bring a dessert, I highly recommend this - major crowd pleaser! My hubby and I ate the entire dish in one weekend...oops. I can't wait to make it again for Thanksgiving. 
8-10 cups of apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (this is where my favorite tool comes in SUPER handy!) 
1 cup white sugar 
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 cup water 

1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar 
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Place the sliced apples in a baking dish or 9x13 pan
3. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, and cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples
4. Pour water evenly over all
5. Combine oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and butter together (mix well with a spatula). Crumble evenly over top of apple mixture. 
6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes (ovens may vary, but I baked mine for exactly 45 minutes)

Please try this recipe, and let me know what you think! You will not be disappointed!


  1. This looks so good! I'll bet your home smelled amazing!

  2. Mmm, looks delicious. Might just have to try it out this weekend!