Mom’s Apple Crisp

One of my favorite desserts of all time, is an apple crisp. And there are none in existence quite like my mom’s. So when it was asked of me to make a dessert for this Thanksgiving, I thought I’d try to make one.

So I called up my mom.

“Hey, any chance you can take photo of your apple crisp recipe and text it over?”

“No. I don’t have one.”


“I just know it.”

So, I asked her to tell me what to do so I could write it down. You know, since I’ll never, ever remember how it went together without writing it down. So now I have the recipe, and I made one for Thanksgiving and it was spectacular. So I thought I’d share, and document it in case I lose my paper copy.

Mom’s Apple Crisp Recipe

(4) cans of apple pie filling

(4 cups) oatmeal

(2 tbsp) cinnamon

(1/2 cup) brown sugar

(1/2 cup) butter

(1/4 cup) flower


Pour the filling in a 16×9 inch pan. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Soften / melt the butter and mix in until the oatmeal is all dampened. Spread over the apples. Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Boom! It doesn’t get much easier than that. In mine, I adjusted a little. I ended up adding about 1/4 cup more butter to ensure all the oatmeal was moist, and I also added about 1/4 cup extra brown sugar. When I tasted the topping before putting it on, it just seemed like it needed a little more sweet to it. The other thing that was different with mine was the sugar in the apple topping. I accidentally grabbed 2 cans of no-sugar-added filling and 2 normal. It actually turned out just fine.

One thing I may change up just a little next time, is to add some of the cinnamon to the apple filling. Just thought it might add something.

Anyway, great recipe. Highly recommended, especially paired with vanilla ice cream.

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