Apple Crisp

Always a welcome dessert, it seems that everyone loves Apple Crisp!

Apple Crisp is so much simpler to make than pie…& I bet it is healthier too. Though I am no makes sense to me…though don’t get me wrong…I love pie!! But for a quick fruit dessert...Apple Crisp is a really delicious choice.

You can serve Apple Crisp alone or with ice cream…we had it with coconut whipped topping.which was delicious!

The recipe for this is by Norene Gilletz… Her CRUNCHY APPLE CRISP recipe in her cookbook THE PLEASURES OF YOUR FOOD PROCESSOR.

I follow the recipe almost exactly except I always use a non-dairy/parve margarine for the topping. Sometimes if I don’t have any non-dairy margarine I use some oil .. i usually try to half the amount of oil to the amount of butter called for….but if it seems dry I add more oil. ex. 1/2 cup of butter start with 1/4 cup of oil… And I use more apples. I put the apples in a shallow baking dish & use the same amount of topping as the recipe calls for when using less apples

One of things about Apple Crisp os that if you do not want to make a large amount, use the amount of apples you want & just adjust the topping recipe, making less to fit the pan you are using. Remember though that the apples cook down so the dish will be less full once this cooks. Sometimes I take 4 apples, slice them up, put them in an appropriate sized baking dish, half the recipe for the topping & bake! This way I have a dessert that we can eat in a day or two & not have so much left over..although we love Apple Crisp so if I make a big dish we eat it al! It is good for breakfast with some yogurt on it!

Here is the recipe

3 lbs apples…I used granny smith this time but use any apple you like. The granny smith were very tart

1 cup raisins…. ***optional


3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup non-dairy margarine *** I use Becel vegan margarine

1/2 cup oats *** I use quick oats

1 tsp cinnamon

Mehod  Preheat oven to 375f

Grease a 9 x 13 pan for the 3 lbs of apples

  1. Prepare the apples, I peel & slice them thinly
  2. Put the apples into the prepared baking dish
  3. In a bowl, mix the topping ingredients together until crumbly & completely combined *** I use my hands to do this, but you can use a fork, or the food processor but just pulse it in the processor so that the oats do not get too fine…
  4. Put the topping evenly over the apples
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 – 40 minutes until the apples are cooked & the topping is brown



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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