Spartan Apple Crisp

Posted by: on Oct 15, 2008 | 8 Comments

Spartan Apple Crisp, originally uploaded by jasonrr.

Yes, another apple recipe! Apples are to fall what zucchini was to summer…readily available, fairly inexpensive and good in just about everything! This version of apple crisp is not too sweet and doesn’t need to be saved for dessert. It makes a really good breakfast or an afternoon snack. I used Spartan apples in this because they are naturally sweet and hold up well. Spartans are apparently the first apples produced as from a formal breeding program. I like them because they are equally good for eating and baking.

Apple Crisp
6 apples sliced

1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp tapioca
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ nutmeg
Pinch of allspice
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp lemon juice
For the topping:
1 cup rolled oats
¼ white whole wheat flour
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp honey
Toss the sliced apples in the spices, tapioca, and lemon juice. Press the apples gently into a baking dish. Combine the dry ingredients for the topping. Using your hands, crumble in the butter and honey until well dispersed. Bake for about 45 minutes at 350 until the juice from the apples begins to run. Allow to stand for about 5 minutes prior to serving for the juices to thicken.

You could serve this with ice cream or whipped cream for dessert.



  1. kat
    October 15, 2008

    I just love a good apple crisp!

  2. Graeme
    October 16, 2008

    Leonidis would be proud!
    That looks mighty fine.

  3. Zoë François
    October 16, 2008

    Yeah, I always eat apple crisp for breakfast! Why wait for dessert? This looks fantastic!

  4. kimberleyblue
    October 17, 2008

    mmm, apple crisp! i still haven’t made one this year – this beautiful looking one has inspired me!

  5. Esi
    October 17, 2008

    This is lovely! I was just thinking about what to do with the apples I plan on picking up this weekend.

  6. Jerry
    October 17, 2008

    Yummy! Perfect for Fall!

  7. Bunny
    October 19, 2008

    Jillian this looks so good, aren’t apples wonderful!! I love them,great recipe!!

  8. Carol
    October 20, 2008

    Oh I LOVE apple crisp! I’ve never used tapioca in it-will have to give that a try for sure! And I THINK I have everything in the house to make this….my lucky day!!!

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