Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp


  • ½ cup sugar (or less if desired)
  • 3 tablespoons white flour
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel- see note
  • 5-6 unpeeled apples- cut into quarters, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup cranberries or frozen blueberries (optional)
  • Topping:
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, and lemon peel; mix well. Add apples and berries; stir to mix. Spoon into a baking dish that will hold the apples with room to spare for the topping- about a 1 ½ quart dish.
  2. Topping
  3. Topping: in a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nuts, if using. Add melted butter; stir to combine. Sprinkle topping over filling.
  4. Crisp
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 40-50 minutes or until filling is bubbly and top is brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 6 or more.


An easy way to “grate” the lemon peel is to peel thin strips of peel with a vegetable peeler and then chop finely.

Adapted from Down Home Healthy Cookin’ published by the National Cancer Institute 1995.

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