Crispiest Apple Crisp

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    22 m
  • Ready In

    47 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“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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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

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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Reviews (23)

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lolo_88
36

lolo_88

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. :/

NCarolinaGirl
15

NCarolinaGirl

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!!

Soup Nutzi
6

Soup Nutzi

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!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 364 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs
  • 58.3 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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