Sandy’s Apple Crisp

When I was in second grade, my class put together an apple cookbook. Or, more accurately, our parents sent in recipes, the students colored an apple for the front, and the teachers did all the hard work! Regardless, here it is, 15 years later. A little battered, but still loved and used.
apple cook book
The recipe I submitted was Brown Bag Apple Pie. Yes, you cook the pie in a paper grocery bag in the oven! It’s marvelous.
The recipe I most like to cook, however, is the Apple Crisp recipe from Sandy, because it is easy and so GOOD!
In the years that followed the publication of our book, I had the chance to get to know Sandy quite well as she went from a mother of one of my peers to a co-worker and friend. Unfortunately, Sandy passed away recently from breast cancer. Here is to Sandy, who made some amazing crisp!

apple crisp

Sandy’s Apple Crisp

The Ingredients:

  • 4 cups sliced apples (I generally use a combination of a soft apple, like a Macintosh, and a harder apple, like Granny Smith)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • A couple of dashes of nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup of butter, softened

The Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the sliced apples in a buttered baking dish. Mix dry ingredients together, and then slice the butter into the bowl. Using a knife and fork, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the butter is approximately pea-sized. Bake for 40 minutes. Enjoy!

What is your favorite thing to cook in the fall?

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  1. says

    I love apple crisps and apple pie and apple cobbler! Yum!!! And, because it is made with fruit, it’s healthy! You can add a scoop of ice cream, because dairy is healthy and you need calcium…that would be the perfect breakfast food (mostly because I want it right now).

    • Laine says

      Isn’t it, though? I actually love any kind of crisp. I have been known to make various crisps all year, based on this recipe.

  2. says

    Aww… love the book. The Apple Crisp looks yummy. I must admit, however, it is hard for me to eat apple crisp because of a tale told by a friend, of too much apple crisp at school and an incident in the back seat of his mother’s car on the way home, the floor and all over his shoes to be exact, that sort of puts a damper on the whole thing. But I feel as if brave, I feel strong. I’m going in and give yours a try!

  3. Edie Ayer says

    I have a great apple crisp recipe that has peanut butter in it. I will try to find it and post it. Might make it tonight!

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