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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 9x13-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.