Apple Crisp for my 700th Post

Apples, apples and more apples!  My entire family likes apple desserts and I have posted a few such as Gene’s Favorite Apple Pie and an Apple Cheese Crisp.  Some family members do not like cheese or nuts in their apple desserts but they all love apples.

This is my 700th post (actually this is 699 – I meant to post a pasta recipe from Thanksgiving, 2013 first and then this one -oops!) and I wanted to come up with a new recipe that would be special to so many family and friends.  I started posting recipes in late 2011 and they were mainly recipes I have made for over 40 years.  Then of course I continue to make new recipes as I love to read, I own many cookbooks and I subscribe to many magazines.  I love to cook, eat and share what I make  and I like to keep up with “the Smiths”.

Then I was invited to participate in Fiesta Friday by The Novice Gardener, a weekly party where we all contribute our favorite recipes.  Even though I do not participate like I use to I still enjoy staying in touch with many of those fine cooks/chefs whom I have met.  So, because this is definitely a milestone for me I thought I would share it with Angie and all of the partygoers.  The two co-hosts this week are Margot@gatherandgraze and Saucy@saucygander.

This recipe comes from my favorite baking source, King Arthur Flour which I have adapted.  I like the idea of individual servings, then I could add nuts or cheese to some of the ramekins to satisfy all of my family’s requests.  Oh yes, of course you can always add some frozen yogurt or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  This is a definite keeper as KAF never disappoints me 🙂

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Apple Crisp


  • 3 lbs. whole apples, to yield 2 lbs. peeled, cored and sliced apples; about 9 cups sliced apples (I used Pink Lady but Honey Crisp and Northern Spy are favorites)
  • 1/4 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp. boiled cider, optional but it is good
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Apple Pie Spice ( or substitute 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg and 1/4 tsp. ginger)
  • 3 tbsp. King Arthur unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease eight  (8-oz.) baking dishes.

Slice the apples about 1/4-inch thick.   I like to macerate the apples a little bit before adding the filling.   Toss them with the remaining filling ingredients and divide them evenly among the dishes.  I had enough to make 9 dishes.


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup quick rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp. heaping salt
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut in pats
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)

To make the topping, whisk together the flour, oats, salt, sugar, cinnamon and baking powder.  Add the cold butter, working it in to make a crumbly mixture.  Toss in the nuts and spread the topping over the filling.

Set the dishes on a parchment or foil-lined cookie sheet, to catch any drips.  Bake the crisps for 45 to 55 minutes, until they’re bubbling and the top is golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju 

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36 thoughts on “Apple Crisp for my 700th Post

  1. Oh Judi! 700 posts???? Are you kidding me?? You are a powerhouse, my dear!! I have just posted my 70th and I was all proud of that, and then I read that you have posted 700! Wow, I am in awe of your dedication and creativity! You are really a star ⭐ Congratulations!


    • Thanks so much Julianna – More than half of the recipes were already on a separate file Gene had created for me and all I had to do was make them again, take some pictures, provide more details and post them. 40+ years of cooking/baking have given me numerous recipes and a lot of fun and experience 🙂


  2. Congratulations on your 700th post! That is a lot of experience! I love recipes that have been around for a while and love seeing new ideas. If I live to a 100, I still will not have enough time to make everything that I want! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!


    • Thanks Fae – more than half were already on a separate computer file that Gene had created for me. They were all family favorites and now with wordpress I am adding a lot of new ones and posting and updating old recipes 🙂


  3. Wow Judi, 700 posts!!! That is amazing! Congrats on this amazing milestone 🙂 Love the apple crisp recipe! I am collecting apple recipes right now as my little apple tree is going crazy right now producing too many apples 😀


    • Thank you – how lucky you are to have your own apple tree. We use to have some trees but they were a lot of work so we just let the deer enjoy them. Try this recipe as you will not be disappointed. I like the individual servings and the fact that I can add cheese or nuts for those who like that additional flavor. One nephew did not like nuts and Gene always liked cheese on top 🙂


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  5. Great to see you at Fiesta Friday this week! And apple crisps, yum, it’s one of those desserts that I can never say no to, even if I’m completely full. Your recipe sounds really good, KAF is a good resource isn’t it? Thank you for sharing your 699/700th post with Fiesta Friday!


  6. Oh that’s awesome – 700 posts! A big congratulations to you Judi! This is a delightful recipe to celebrate with and something I’d love to try (while the apples are still delicious and the weather is so inviting of crisps, pies and crumbles!) Thanks so much for taking part in Fiesta Friday this week and allowing us to celebrate with you. 🙂


  7. 700 posts! Wow, Judi! So impressive and these apple crisps are the perfect way to celebrate. I love apple crisps and love your mini versions. I’m forwarding this to my sister right now, who loves to bake desserts in small ramekins. 🙂


    • Thanks Ngan – everyone liked these individual servings except for one person and he had to have two LOL! These apple crisps are perfect for 8 oz. ramekins – I hope your sister tries them. KAF recipes are always delicious 🙂


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