Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup apple crisp and 2 tablespoons ice cream)

Apples never let you down: You can get them year-round, and you can use just about any variety in this quintessential always-works dessert. With this kind of dependability, who needs chocolate?

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients; set aside.

Step 3

Combine the granulated sugar, cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt. Place the apple slices in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish, and sprinkle with the cornstarch mixture. Pour 1/4 cup juice concentrate and water over the apple mixture. Top with the oat mixture. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Let stand for 15 minutes. Serve with ice cream.

Ratings & Reviews

ShelbyLH's Review

October 27, 2013

rstarrlemaitre's Review

February 07, 2013
Classic and simple - warm tender apples, which pair perfect with ice cold vanilla ice cream. The topping is very judicious, so I would double the amount, but had a nice toasted-oatmeal-cookie flavor. I liked the subtle sweetness from the apple juice.

CyanEclipse's Review

November 12, 2011
This is my go-to apple crisp recipe. It's one of the few recipes without nuts (we have an allergy in our family). I use whatever apples I have which is typically not Granny Smith and they work great. Gonna make this tonight using Jonagolds! YUM!

apatrash's Review

October 14, 2011

Laur2na's Review

April 07, 2011
This is a solid 4* low fat recipe. I substituted fresh oj for the water and apple juice since I didn't have any apple juice concentrate on hand. I'm sure it also cuts down on the sugar/calories. There is not much "crisp" considering the amount of apples, but I wouldn't expect any different from a light recipe. Personally, I'd skip the ice cream, make a little more crisp for the top and top it off with some light whipped cream. Definitely worth trying!

lovetobake's Review

March 26, 2009
I decided to make the recipe as stated for the first time, even though I thought the topping looked like it wouldn't be enough. I was shocked to discover that it was perfect as is!!! We all loved it, even my picky kid who is wary of anything with oatmeal. Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts, and this recipe suited my craving in every way! Thanks Cooking Light!