Apple Crisp

If you love to go out apple picking during the Fall months, then this apple crisp dessert is perfect for you and your family. 


  • 8 Apples, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grated Lemon Zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/2 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 8 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Granola
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt

Additional Items:

  • Food Processor
  • Cast Iron Skillet



Adjust amount of sugar to taste.

  1. Cut the peeled and cored apples into halves and then slice to about 1/8" thick.
  2. Place the apples in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice and zest.
  3. Add 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, and 1 tsp of cinnamon to the apples and toss again.
  4. Taste the apple mixture and add more sugar for a sweeter crisp.
  5. Spoon the apple mixture into a cast iron skillet and set aside.
  6. In a food processor add butter, flour, granola, 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar, brown sugar, and 1 tsp cinnamon and salt. 
  7. Pulse the mixture until coarse and crumbly.  
  8. Spoon this mixture evenly over top of the apples.
  9. Cook at 350°F until apples are soft and mixture is bubbly (40-50 minutes).  
  10. Allow to cool slightly.
  11. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Serving Suggestion

Make sure that you have your favorite vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce on hand!