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Recipe: Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Who doesn’t love apple crisp in the fall? We couldn’t think of a more festive recipe that everyone enjoys…and what better time to try it out than this week/weekend? It is one of our last “peaceful” fall weeks before the holiday madness officially begins (omg: 44 days until Christmas…). So if you’re in the cozy, movie-watching, baking mood this week (as we expect we will be) treat yourself and join us in trying this traditional fall recipe, courtesy of Ina Garten - trust us, it’s SO good!

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Ina Garten's Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

*this recipe makes approximately 10 servings

What you'll need:

5 pounds of McIntosh apples 

Zest from 1 orange

Zest from 1 lemon

2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice

2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup of granulated sugar

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg


1 1/2 cups of flour

3/4 cup of granulated sugar

3/4 cup of light brown sugar, packed

1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

1 cup of oatmeal

1/2 pound of cold, unsalted butter, diced.


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a large oval baking dish (9 x 14 x 2 is standard for this recipe)

2. Peel, core, and cut the apples into large wedges. 

3. Combine the apples with the orange and lemon zests and juices, sugar, and spices. Pour mixture into the baking dish.

4. For the topping, combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and cold butter in a bowl. You may use an electric mixer on the low speed or stir with a fork or mix with your hands until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is the size of peas. 

5. Scatter the mixture evenly over the apples in the baking dish.

6. Place the crisp on a pan and bake for 1 hour until the top is brown and the apples are soft.

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