What I’m Baking: Grandma Kramer’s Apple Crisp

My husband’s mom made the best apple crisp.  It was Hubby’s favorite and anytime we were coming home for a visit she would make it.  My boys grew to love it just as much as their dad did.  She didn’t have a recipe but I watched her often and have spent the last 31 years perfecting it.  I’ve been trying really hard to record the recipes that have no formal recipe here on the blog.  My kids love that I am doing that so when I last made apple crisp I decided it was time to write down a recipe.

I start with 10 cups of apples-peeled and sliced.  I put them into a pot and add enough water so there is 1 1/2″ in the bottom of the pan.  I add one cup of super and turn the pan on medium heat.

While that’s coming to a boil:
In a bowl soften
1 1/4 sticks of butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup flour
1 cup old fashion oats
1 cup quick oats

Mix together.  Put 1/3  of the mixture in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.  Press it out to make a “crust”.  The mixture should look like this:


The water in the apples should be boiling by now.  Mix together 3 Tablespoons of corn starch with enough water to absorb it.  Stir this into the apple/water mix.  This will thicken the water.  Once it’s thick turn off the heat and remove the apples from the stove. Pour the apples over the crust.


Sprinkle the remaining oatmeal mixture over the top.


Then I pot mine in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes.

Here it is all fresh from the oven.

Ice cream or whip cream added is Hubby’s favorite way to eat it.

5 thoughts on “What I’m Baking: Grandma Kramer’s Apple Crisp”

  1. I’m from England so we don’t use cups to measure. How many apples did you use, also were they eating or cooking apples.
    Love the blog

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