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Crispiest Apple Crisp Recipe
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Crispiest Apple Crisp
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  • READY IN 47 mins

Crispiest Apple Crisp

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"The secret ingredient in this apple crisp is Grape Nuts®. This extremely crispy and crunchy breakfast cereal does some amazing things to your basic oatmeal-based fruit crisp topping mixture."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    22 mins
  • READY IN

    47 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Toss sliced apples with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  3. Mix flour, rolled oats, wheat and barley nugget cereal, melted butter, 1/4 cup white sugar, and 1/4 cup brown sugar together in a large bowl.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup white sugar, and cinnamon into melted butter until sugar begins to dissolve, 3 to 4 minutes. Add apples and water; continue cooking and stirring until apples soften and are coated with sauce, 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Pour apples and sugar mixture into a 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle topping evenly over the apple filling.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is browned and the filling is bubbling up around the edges, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 31, 2012

Excellent apple crisp!! I watched the video of Chef John preparing it and went exclusively on my own measurements (before I found the written recipe) and it turned out absolutely fabulous! I added 1 1/2 lemon juice and more cinnamon, nutmeg & vanilla. I highly recommend this recipe! So good with vanilla ice cream!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 09, 2012

Made this today for Easter dinner. WAAAAY too sweet and buttery. Would be so much better with half the sugar and butter, and twice the apples. The flavor was good, just too rich and sweet. The Grape Nuts is a good addition though.....oh well. :/

 
Aug 13, 2012

OMG, John's nailed it with this recipe. Who needs chocolate when they can have this? Perfect any time of the year and for any occasion. Chef John is my favorite cook here!

 
Jul 21, 2012

I used berries instead of apples but followed the recipe exactly for the crisp topping. Was a little disappointed. Don't think it was very good... First, it wasn't near enough to cover the 2 qt baking dish. I had to double the recipe to cover it and I thought the Grape Nuts became soggy instead...

 
Apr 05, 2012

My family loved it. I would add more cinnamon next time. But as is was great...also looks great!!!

 
Aug 27, 2012

This is the best apple crisp I have ever made.....Great great great recipe. I was thinking of using the topping on my sweet potato pie for the holidays cant wait to try it. This crisp did not last long in my house. If your a big apple crisp fan you have to try this recipe.

 
May 04, 2012

This was delicious! great crispy/crunchy topping. Must have some vanilla bean ice cream to go on top :D

 
Jun 23, 2012

I really liked this srispier topping in this recipe. I used peaches instead of apples and it came out very well. I added the melted butter to the sauce instead of to the topping and it worked great.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 364 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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