Amish Apple Crisp

On any given Tuesday afternoon, you are sure to find me in the kitchen baking. Our church may not have a women’s ministry, but it does have a men’s prayer night and I’ve committed myself to send Mr. Misty with a treat to share with the other men. It’s something I can do for him that is kind and … well, I admit it – it gives me an excuse to bake!

I’ve recently grown tired of making cookies for them, so the past few weeks I’ve been making brownies, cobblers, and this week I made an apple crisp.

One of our favorite apple crisp recipes is found on page 224 in, “The Amish Baking Cookbook”, written by a woman I have known since I was a teenager: Author, Georgia Varozza.

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Georgia is as witty as she is kind, and have I admired her so much because she is a published author. I love writing, but as you may have noticed, proper use of commas, dots, dashes, etc. seems to escape me.

She has written many other books, however, I think this one is my favorite…hmm… that’s not true. I also really love her Amish Canning Cookbook. She’s a certified Master Food Preserver and I never have to worry that her recipes aren’t “safe” for my family.

Anyway, back to the baking cookbook – it contains classic recipes that are easy make and sure to be a hit! My family loves them and I’m sure yours will too!

My Favorite Georgia Varozza Books

Though the recipe calls for fresh apples, I’ve made it numerous times with frozen apples and home canned apples, as well as other fruits and fruit pairings. It is the spicy, sweet, crispy “topping” that makes this dessert so delightful. In fact, I usually double the topping amount – it’s that good!

And the smell as it’s baking – oh, my! Nothing, other than the smell of pumpkin pie, reminds me of Autumn more than apple crisp, however, it’s a delightful dessert any time of year!

Amish Apple Crisp

It’s the spicy, sweet, crispy “topping” that makes this dessert so delightful. In fact, I usually make double the amount – it’s that good!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Let Cool15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Apple
Author: Georgia Varozza


Apple Filling

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp. Cloves
  • 6 Tart Apples (Peeled, cored, and sliced.)
  • 2 Tsp. Lemon Juice

Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • 6 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Nuts (Optional.)
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar (This is not in the original recipe, but I have found it adds additional depth of flavor.)


  • Preheat oven to 350°. 

Apple Filling

  • To make the apple filling, combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl. Add apples and sprinkle lemon juice over top. Toss gently until apples are coated in sugar mixture. Pour into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.

Crumb Topping

  • To make crumb topping, combine sugar, flour, salt, rolled oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Toss in nuts if desired. Spread crumb topping evenly over apples.

Bake and Cool

  • Bake at 350º for 45 minutes or until crumb topping is golden brown.
Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

This recipe perfect with or without ice cream! And don’t worry about refrigerating leftovers, you won’t have any!

What apple desserts do you like to make? We’d love to try them – leave them in the comments below!

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