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Elegant and Affordable: Baked Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

In continuing our ‘Elegant and Affordable’ series, I thought I would share a recipe for apple crisp.  It can be served warm or cold, though I prefer it warm.  Putting it in a lovely baking dish that you can then serve from adds a dash of elegance to this very simple dish.

Some might recognize this recipe.  Forever ago (pry more like 11 years ago), I sold Pampered Chef for a period of time.  This is one of their recipes.  It has stuck with me and become a mainstay when I need a quick, but nice, dessert to prepare.  Since it only takes a few ingredients, usually the only thing I have to buy is apples if I don’t happen to have any on hand.

Baked Apple Crisp — from Pampered Chef

  • 5-7 granny smith apples, depending on size (You can use any type of apple you prefer but I like the tartness that the granny smith brings)
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • Nutmeg, to taste
  • Granulated sugar, to taste
  • 1/2 box (roughly) of Jiffy Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Peel and core apples.  Cut into small cubes.

Place apple cubes in a medium bowl.  Add sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to your taste preferences.  Toss to coat.

Pour apple mixture into a baking dish.  Sprinkle apples with the cake mix (dry, just the mix powder).  Sprinkle until everything is covered.  This generally takes 1/3 to 1/2 box, depending on the size of your dish.  (**Tip — Because the cake mix box doesn’t close tight, I then transfer the mix into a mason jar.  Keeps great on the pantry shelve and you have it available the next time you want to make apple crisp).

Next pour the melted butter over the apple and cake mix.  Let it all soak in, but do not stir or mix the apples.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, or until crisp is golden brown.

Serve with Homemade Whipped Cream and Enjoy!!

Apple Crisp with Whipped Cream


10 comments on “Elegant and Affordable: Baked Apple Crisp

  1. petit4chocolatier
    November 1, 2012

    You must be my younger sister, I have the same green dish!! It is one of my favorites! Apple crisp sounds so good! First I will have the zucchini sticks, second the onion soup, and then dessert— the apple crisp. Perfect!!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 1, 2012

      See! I’ve got your whole meal planned! 🙂 Now I’m just gonna have to keep up the momentum!
      And I love this dish too! So great that you have the same one!!

  2. runesandrhinestones
    November 2, 2012

    That looks really delicious! I’ve got so many baking projects planned, I just can’t afford it all!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 2, 2012

      Haha! I understand the feeling! Fortunately, this is a really inexpensive dessert to make, as they go! The Jiffy Yellow Cake Mix costs 99 cents. Apples, at least where we are run about $3.69 for a bag. Stick of butter, some white sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg (and you could even skip the nutmeg) and you’re set! 🙂

      • runesandrhinestones
        November 2, 2012

        I’ve already got sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg because I like to have spices! I think I’ll definitely be trying this out soon because it’s just such a perfect combination for this time of year. Have to admit, I would be very tempted to soak the apples in brandy beforehand 😀

      • Green Door Hospitality
        November 2, 2012

        Oh! Now that sounds like a good addition to this recipe! If you do, let me know how it turns out 🙂

      • runesandrhinestones
        November 2, 2012

        I will do! I’m terrible for adding alcohol to recipes, but brandy apples just make such an amazing combination 😀

      • Green Door Hospitality
        November 2, 2012

        It really does sound great!

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