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Spicy Apple Crisp

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple crisp, apple pie, baking apples, fall dessert, homegrown apples
Servings: 8 People
Author: Heidi


  • 6 to 8 baking apples A crisp and tart variety that works best for baking, such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp. Golden Delicious is another option.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 peel of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • Peel, quarter and core baking apples.
  • Cut apple quarters into thin slices and place them in a bowl.
  • Blend nutmeg and cinnamon then sprinkle over apples.
  • Sprinkle with lemon rind.
  • Add lemon juice and toss to blend.
  • Arrange slices in a large baking dish.
  • Make the mixture of sugar, flour, and butter in a mixing bowl then put over apples, smoothing it over.
  • Place the dish in the oven.
  • If the dish is full, put a cookie sheet under the apple crisp to catch any boil over.
  • Bake at 370° for 60 minutes, until browned and apples are tender.