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Apple Pie (Apple Crisp)

Dec 10

Apple pie is one of the many deserts I prepare every Christmas Christmas. I’ve already shared an Apple Pie recipe with you where you make your own crust. There is another version of Apple pie called Apple Crisp which my children love because of the crisp texture of the oats. In 2008, my sister-in-law and I went to the Farmers’ Market and discovered a pile of apples on a truck. The kind lady gave us a taste of the green-yellow apples. The juicy and tart apple made it the perfect apples for Apple Pie which my sister-in-law immediately bought for a $1.00 a bag. Instead of Apple Pie, she wanted to try the Apple Crisp. That is how I learned to bake Apple Crisp instead.


1. Fruit Mixture

6 cups peeled Apples or 8 to 9 pieces of tart apples (In the Philippines, buy the small tart green/red apples from Taiwan)

1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon lemon juice

2. Topping

1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened


Heat oven to 375 F.

1. Pare the apples.

2. You can use an apple slicer to cut the pared apples.

3. Set aside 6 cups of apple slices

4. Place apples in ungreased 2-quart casserole or 8-inch square (1 1/2 quart). Sprinkle with cinnamon, water and lemon juice.

5. In large bowl, combine all the topping ingredients. Mix until crumbly.

6. Toss 1 teaspoon cinnamon on the apples.

7. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over apples.

8. Bake at 375 F for 25 to 35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden brown.

9. Serve with ice cream, or whipped cream if desired.

I use Kemps Frozen Yoghurt vanilla flavor.

Yield: 12 (1/2 -cup servings)

You can always use variations too:

Apple Cheese Crisp – Top baked crisp with 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese; bake an additional 2 t0 3 minutes or until cheese melts.

Blueberry Crisp– Subsitute blueberries for the apples.

Peach Crisp– Substitute sliced peeled peaches for the apples

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (388 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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  1. looks yummy! i hope it tastes one too. i’ll try it at home, but i have to buy an apple slicer first. thanks, momblogger!

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  2. I haven’t baked this in the longest time! Yum 😀

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  3. I love apple pies, I usually order one whenever i eat at McDonalds, thanks for sharing


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