New England Apple Crisp Recipe

New England Apple Crisp Recipe

apple crisp

It’s my favorite time of year to be a New Englander. The air is getting crisp, the leaves are starting to turn, and the smell of lit wood stoves is in the air . Fall usually signifies a time for “pumpkin everything” but I have to say, the apples are where it’s at for me. We are lucky to have our choice of local orchards to visit and go pick our own. This site is a great resource for looking up farms near you that offer pick your own. We usually get carried away and end up with way more apples than we anticipated. Fortunately, there are so many great recipes for using up extra apples. My favorite is this simple apple crisp. Enjoy this classic New England apple treat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a hot toddy in hand. You can’t go wrong. New England apple crisp recipe-


For the apple mixture:
  • 5-6 apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp water 
For the crumble:
  • 3/4 cup A.P. flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, diced into tiny cubes 
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. In a large oven-safe skillet or baking dish, combine apples with 2 tbsp sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and water. Toss to get the apples evenly coated.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour with the remainder of the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and salt. Add the butter into the mixture using a fork or pastry cutter until you get pea-sized crumbs. Add the oats and use hands to evenly incorporate. 
  4. Sprinkle dry mixture evenly over the top of the apples. 
  5. Bake for about 45 minutes. Apples should be bubbling and topping will be golden.
  6. Let cool and top with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy your New England apple crisp!
new england apple crisp recipe