Apple crisp

The Perfect Apple Crisp

Make the perfect crisp topping for you warm, fresh apples this season. Here I’ve found the perfect proportions for the crisp topping, if you like giant crispy buttery orbs that shatter deliciously when you fork into the warm apples.

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  • 2 large apples
  • 2 large pears
  • 1/2 lemon, for juicing over fruit
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup melted butter


Peel and slice apples and pears, dousing them in lemon juice as you go so they don’t turn brown. Place apples and pears in a greased 9-inch pie plate or square baking dish. Sprinkle fruit with brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and water. Combine remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl; add melted butter, mixing until crumbly and several small balls form. Sprinkle crisp mixture on top of the apples. Bake at 375°F for 30 to 40 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Serves 8.