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Oat Apple Crisp

With this years’ bumper crop year on the west coast, apples are abundant this fall. Here is a relatively easy dessert to help dispense with your apple surplus in tasty fashion.

Image source: Taste of Home on Pinterest


  • 7 cups thinly sliced apples (7 medium)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place apples in lightly greased 2-1/2 qt. shallow baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and salt; lace with canola oil and knead with fingers until mixture is thoroughly moist; sprinkle over apples.
  4. Drizzle with water.
  5. In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder and baking soda.
  6. Sprinkle over apples.
  7. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream on top (ala mode).

Yield: 8 servings.

Steve D.


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