My favorite fall dessert

Ah, fall… I love you.

My favorite Season of the year… also the peak harvest time of my favorite fruit to eat – apples!

Mercier Orchards Apples
Mercier Orchards Apples

I have been enjoying some really, really good apples this year.

My “connection” who lives in the foothills of North Georgia has been supplying me with a regular dose of freshly picked apples almost every week since September.

I am in heaven.  I have been eating two or three apples a day.  They satisfy the sweet tooth, the need for something crunchy, and they fill me up when I’m feeling snackish. Perfect.

Not to mention they are super delicious.

And when I have a few more than I know what to do with (which rarely happens) then I make this – my favorite fall dessert – Apple Crisp.

The kids even love it. Super easy, super quick to put together. Kind of like that cobbler recipe I shared earlier this year, except a little more “fall-ish” in flavor and texture. But I bet you could use this same basic recipe with some stone fruits – peaches, plums, nectarines – and have a yummy dessert, too.

So, here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try. I based mine off of this recipe but it was (I thought) way too big for a weeknight dessert so I cut it down some and ad-libbed my ingredients a bit.

Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 50 Min
Total Time: 1 Hr
Serves: 4-6


5 cups apples peeled, cored & sliced
(the thicker you slice them the more apple “bite” you will have in your crisp – less mush)

12 cup sugar (I used granulated honey, but regular sugar is fine, too)

2 tsp flour (all-purpose)

1 tsp cinnamon

12 cup quick-cooking oats

12 cup all purpose flour

12 cup packed brown sugar

14 tsp baking powder

14 tsp baking soda

14 cup butter cut into pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place your sliced apples in a greased casserole dish (I used 9×5 dish).
  3. In a small bowl, mix 2 tsp flour, sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over apples.
  4. In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, cutting the butter into the mixture until it is incorporated and mixture resembles a coarse blend.
  5. Crumble evenly over apples.
  6. Bake at 350 for 45 –50 minutes or until top is brown and crispy.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and a caramel drizzle (I used caramel ice cream topping) and you will be the hit of the family!

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