Apple Crisp


This past weekend we had beautiful autumn weather in the Northeast and I went to an apple orchard in Warwick, New York with my roommates called Ochs Orchard.  It was nice to get out of the urban jungle of NYC and see the gorgeous countryside of Upstate New York; complete with mountains and the leaves changing color.  We ended up coming home with a large bag filled with Red Delicious and Golden Delicious (to name a few) apples we picked from the trees ourselves.

Since we have so many apples I wanted to make something with them.  I looked through many recipes online for apple crisps to see what the common ingredients are and made the crisp on what I thought would taste good.  Most recipes called for just cinnamon but I decided to use other ground spiced that are associated with this time of the year.  I also added a little bit of fresh apple cider we bought at the orchard to give it a nice flavor.

Preheat the oven to 375° F.


  • 6 apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices
  • 1 cup brown sugar divided into two 1/2 cups
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (not the quick-cooking)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/3 cup fresh apple cider (optional)


Place sliced apples in a large bowl.

Add apple cider, 1/2 cup brown sugar and one teaspoon of the spices to the bowl of sliced apples and toss until apples are entirely covered.

Transfer to a shallow baking dish.

In another large bowl, mix together oats, flour, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, salt, and 1 teaspoon of the spices.

Toss in cubed butter.

Use your hands to squeeze mixture until large, moist clumps form.

Sprinkle topping mixture over apples in baking dish.

Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden and bubbling; 55-65 minutes.

Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.


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