This fabulously simple apple crisp comes straight from my great-grandma’s recipe box. There is no added sugar, just lots of delicious apple flavor. It is a healthy treat that celebrates fall in a fabulous way. Great food from great-grandma’s kitchen to yours!
I know #appleweek is over, but I just couldn’t help but to make one more apple dish to share with you this fall. I actually got this recipe from MiMi during apple week, but it was too late to get it added.
So, I am sharing it with you now. This recipe comes from my great-grandma Peggy via my Maw-Maw and then through MiMi.
Maw-Maw (my maternal grandmother) has been going through her recipes and passing some along to MiMi (my mom). Of course, MiMi is passing them to me too.
You may remember that my great-grandma Peggy is also the one who gave us the German Chocolate Cake with Broiled Coconut Frosting that was met with such rave reviews. Yeah… so you know it is going to be good! She is also the one who made MiMi her special birthday cake.
This recipe has no added sugar even though it was from before that was a thing. If you are using sweet apples, you really don’t need it.
If your apples are tart or you just can’t imagine an apple crisp without a little extra sugar, feel free to add a few tablespoons of brown sugar. I made mine just as it was written though and added a dollop of fresh lightly-sweetened whipped cream and was happy as a clam.
The note on my great-grandma’s recipe say “this is kind of a quick treat or an easy dessert. Maybe it is served by scooping from pan since it won’t cut into even squares.” I know I found it to be an excellent treat.
I served up one scoop for a picture before dinner (these darn shorter days are making it harder to get a picture with semi-decent lighting!) and I couldn’t keep from picking at it once I got started. Mmmm. There is just something about the warm apples and crispy oat topping that kept my hands going back for more!