Use this to search the site!
Just type your request in the
blank and click on "Search"!

Today's Case

Apple Crisp without Oats

Subject: Apple crisp
From: Sue
Date: 12/15/2022, 7:50 AM

On 12/14/2022 11:44 PM, sue wrote:

Do you happen to have the old recipe for apple crisp? Not one that calls for oats. 
1970s 1980s 

Hi Sue,

I don't know if I have "the" old recipe for apple crisp without oats - there were and there are dozens of them, and I have no idea which one you might be referring to as "the" recipe. However, I do have SOME recipes for apple crisp without oats. See below.


Apple Crisp
6 apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 c. light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
3 tbsp. butter, melted

Put layer of apples, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, mixed together. 
Repeat until all is used. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs, then with the 
melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Apple Crisp 

1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter
1 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups apples, sliced
1 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (or to taste)
1/4 tsp. ground ginger or freshly grated (optional)

Cooks Tip: If your apples need a lift, sprinkle lightly with a few drops of 
fresh lemon juice, vanilla, or Calvados - but be careful not to overdo!
Preheat oven to 375F.
Wash, peel and core apples.

Cut cold butter into chunks. Using a pastry blender, work butter, sugar, salt and 
flour together until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Place apples into a buttered baking dish. Add water, cinnamon and ginger (optional). 
Cover with flour mixture.

Bake in a preheated 375F oven just until apples are tender; about 1 hour.

Please sign your real first name to all recipe requests.

Please don't type in all capital letters.

If you have more than one request, please send them in separate e-mails.

Send Requests to

Copyright © 2021, 2022 Phaedrus