Oatmeal Apple Crisp

Oatmeal Apple Crisp


(9 votes) 4 9

A fall recipe served warm with vanilla ice cream for a special treat. This will make you curl up next to a fireplace with a book next to you. Try this for dessert today!

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Pottstown Pa

Time needed

6 min preparation + 5 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 4 C. flour
  • 1 C. brown sugar
  • 1 C. oatmeal
  • 3/4 lb. butter
  • 12 apples
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 C. cold water
  • 1 1/2 C. sugar

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Peel apples and slice into wedges and sprinkle with cinnamon.

In sauce pan combine cornstarch, cold water, and sugar. Heat on medium high heat to a boil stirring continually. Mixture will become a thick syrup. Remove from heat.

Mix flour, brown sugar, oatmeal and shortening together by hand. Press half of mixture in bottom of 10X12 greased pan. Place apples evenly on top. Pour syrup over apples. Then top with remaining oatmeal mixture to make crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

Reviews (17)

  • Hi bcquinn10,
    You should use all-purpose flour for this recipe. As for apples, these are the best kinds of apples to use in recipes like this: Baldwin, Cortland, Granny Smith, Gravenstein, Johnathan, Macoun, Newtown, Pippin, Northern Spy, Rhode Island Greening, Rome Beauty, and Winesap. Happy baking!

    Flag as inappropriate ksteed  |  March 14, 2011

  • I want to make htis but I am confused about some of the ingredients. Should I use all-purpose or self-rising flour? And the apples, should I use green granny snith or red apples? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks so much!!

    Flag as inappropriate bcquinn10  |  March 14, 2011

  • shortening or butter or margarine. One part of the recipe calls for butter or magarine and the instructions call for shortening. there's a difference. which should it be.

    Flag as inappropriate Dorphy  |  January 7, 2010

  • I don't know, 4 cups of flour and 1 cup of oatmeal seems like there should be either less flour and more oatmeal since it does say "OATMEAL and Apple crisp. Oatmeal also acts as a flour.

    Flag as inappropriate catangel  |  August 17, 2009

  • 3/4 Pounds of butter??? That would be three sticks. Is that right?

    Flag as inappropriate mmccoy  |  August 16, 2009

  • You need this much ingredients because you are also making crust.

    Flag as inappropriate linabit  |  August 14, 2009

  • Sounds wonderful, but how many does it serve. I have noticed in many of your receipes the servings has been omitted.

    Flag as inappropriate chunsick  |  August 14, 2009

  • This sounds good will give it a try.
    thank you

    Flag as inappropriate patdoll3  |  September 29, 2008

  • Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments and helpful ideas. The recipe typo has been fixed and now shows the correct amount of cornstarch. Enjoy!

    Flag as inappropriate msglass  |  September 24, 2008

  • I caught on right away to the typo for cornstarch and used 1 1/2 tablespoons and it was perfect. The second time I made it I used Splenda brown suger blend and Splenda instead of sugar and about 1/4 cup less butter to reduce calories a little and it was just as good!

    Flag as inappropriate  |  September 16, 2008

  • i have used one minute oatmeal and the cornstarch much less
    is that the correct measurement?
    the taste is very good kaycamp

    Flag as inappropriate kaycamp  |  September 16, 2008

  • Can you use 1 Minute Oatmeal?

    Flag as inappropriate marilynb304  |  September 15, 2008

  • I'm dying to try this - I'm wondering if I could substitute apple sauce for the shortening like a lot of recipes do.
    Do you think it would be too much apple?

    Flag as inappropriate jfs1945  |  September 15, 2008

  • This recipe does have a lot of apples in it, so perhaps it does take the 4 cups of flour to cover them. The one and a half cups of cornstarch is definitely a typing error. I would say it would be one and a half tablespoons. Butter or margarine is often referred to as shortening. If anyone tries this, please post a comment so I will know how it comes out. Thank you

    Flag as inappropriate  |  September 15, 2008

  • Is the cornstarch called for the right amount? I think that much will make it way to thick.

    Flag as inappropriate Sewing4fun  |  September 15, 2008

  • Well is it shortening or butter/margarine? Please advise.

    Flag as inappropriate LisaClover  |  September 15, 2008

  • Have you actually made this? 4 C flour? 1 1/2 C cornstarch?

    Flag as inappropriate snperch  |  September 15, 2008

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