Mary's Apple Crisp

Prep Time

20 minutes

Prep Notes

This crisp is best if you mix the apples.  In the fall, I like to use Courtlands, Macintosh, and Zestars, but in the winter, I'll use Granny Smith's which are readily available. 

Cooking Time

30 minutes




6 medium tart apples sliced and peeled (Courtland, Macintosh, Granny Smith- a mixture is best!)

1-2T. real maple syrup

½ tsp cinnamon


¾ cup firmly packed organic (if possible) brown sugar

½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour

½ cup thick oats

¾ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

1/3 cup softened organic butter (can substitute Earth Balance sticks)

Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 375

Spray an 8x8” square baking pan

Place the apple slices in the pan. Drizzle 1-2 T. real maple syrup over apples and sprinkle with ½ tsp cinnamon.  Mix topping ingredients together with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly.  Sprinkle over the apples.  Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.