Wednesday, November 10, 2010

{Guest Blogger} A Delicious Apple Crisp

Hello, Savvy Friends!

I’m Jennifer, from the party website, and I’m thrilled to be your guest blogger today! ☺

In the spirit of Fall and Thanksgiving, I’m excited to share with you one of my favorite dessert recipes.

One that is so warm and cozy that you won’t want to spend another Fall or Thanksgiving without it…

Warm, Sweet, Delicious Apple Crisp

A good apple crisp starts with good apples.

Firm apples with a hint of tartness work best for baking. Granny Smith, Jonathan, and Fuji are all good choices.

For this crisp, I used Granny Smith.

Here’s what else you’ll need for this yummy treat...

…with the addition of butter…I forgot to put it out for the picture! ☺

Once you’ve gathered all of your ingredients, peel, core, and slice your apples.

I LOVE my Pampered Chef Peeler, Corer, Slicer for this job!

Place all of your apple slices into a bowl, then drizzle them with fresh lemon juice to prevent browning.

(I like to squeeze with the peel side down so the lemon seeds don’t drop into the bowl).

Combine some brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, pour it over the apples and mix until the apples are good and coated. Don't they look yummy already?!!

Butter a baking dish and pour the apples in.

Now it’s time to make that yummy, crispy topping that gives this dessert its name!

Combine flour, sugar and oats in a small bowl. Cut in some cold butter until the mixture is good and

crumbly. Mix in some nuts for a little extra crunch, if you want. Mmmm, so good!

Sprinkle the mixture on top of the apples…


...and ENJOY!

Sooo incredibly delicious!

Here’s the full recipe:

You’ll Need:

• 3 pounds (6 to 7 medium) apples (Granny Smith, Jonathan or Fuji work best)

• One fresh lemon

• 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

• 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

• 1/3 cup granulated sugar

• 1/3 cup rolled oats

• 4 (1/2 stick) cold butter

• 1/2 cup pecan pieces

• Vanilla ice cream (optional)

• Caramel ice cream topping (optional)


1. Peel, core and slice the apples and place them in a large bowl. Cut a fresh lemon in half and drizzle fresh juice over the apples to prevent them from browning.

2. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl and pour over the apples. Mix well until the apples are nicely coated with the spice mixture.

3. In another bowl combine flour, sugar and oats. Cut the butter into small pieces and use a pastry cutter, butter knives or forks to cut the butter into the flour mixture until its crumbly. Stir in the chopped nuts for extra crunch, if you’d like.

4. Butter a baking dish, then pour in the apple mixture. Sprinkle with the crumbly flour mixture. Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes, or until apples are tender and topping is lightly browned.

5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel ice cream topping, if desired.

A big thanks to the Savvy Girls for allowing me to share this with you. I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do! ☺

Happy Fall to all, and if you’re ever in need of fun party ideas, recipes, and more, please pay me a visit over at

Happy Celebrating!



  1. That looks so yummy! I will have to make this over the holidays! Thanks you for a great idea!

  2. OMG that looks like heaven! I love apples crips, yum! I like the color on your finger nails, haha!

  3. This looks wonderful! I'll have to give it a try.

  4. oooh, hello fellow CPN girl! So nice to visit your blog - I like it and even more exciting, I have just become your 100th follower! Yay:) Please come over and visit me @ I'll come visit often, Jane:)

  5. Thank you all for your sweet comments, and thanks to Amy and Bri for asking me to guest blog here on Savvy Moms! :) This stuff is YUMMY,'re gonna love it! Use the Granny Smith for a little bite, or Fuji for a little bit of a sweeter crisp. DELISH! :)'re cracking me up about the nail color! It's called "Nocturnal" by Avon. My sister sells's her site if you want to order some. You can get it shipped directly to you:
    Hope you all have a fantastic day! Happy Celebrating! :)