Is Thanksgiving Without Apple Deserts Even Thanksgiving At All?

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Tasked with bringing something to your Thanksgiving celebration? Not quite sure what you think you should bring? Want the dish to be simple, quick, and require minimal attention? Don't know what to do with those extra apples sitting on your counter? Want to exercise the kitchen witch inside of you? Desire to prove something to your mom and family? Despise me for asking you all of these questions?  Well, you made it this far in the post so I suggest that you make this delicious warm apple crisp. Perfect for the "record-breaking" chilly weather that is about to ensue.

Apple crisp is one of my favorite things in the whole world. It brings me back to the fall seasons I experienced growing up in Pennsylvania. How does that Christmas song "Home for the Holidays" go again? Oh yeah: Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie. Did you just sing that as you read that, too?! Yes, I have been listening to Christmas music for the last couple of weeks *insert shrugging emoji* Thanksgiving evokes for me memories of pumpkin pies, mile-high apple pies, and warming, filling, yummy, put-the-winter-weight-on foods.

I am here to share with you this yummy recipe for apple crisp that is a shoe-in family approval. Just what you need, another dessert, amiright?!

For the recipe, see below:


For the apple mixture:

  • 4 honey crisp apples
  • 2 macintosh apples
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 c of sugar 
  • 1 tbsp of flour
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of cornstarch
For the crumble topping: 
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, cut
  • 1/2 tsp of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare a 9x13 baking dish. 
  2. Dice up the apples- I left the skin on for SOME nutritional value to this dessert. You can peel the skins if you prefer to
  3. With the diced apples in a bowl, add the cinnamon, sugar, flour, salt, and corn starch. Mix everything until well combined. Let the ingredients sit and flavors meld. 
  4. While the apple mixture is resting, prepare the crumble topping. To do so, mix together the flour, oats, white and brown sugar, and salt in a separate bowl from the apples. 
  5. Next, cut the stick of butter into 8 pieces and then cut those pieces in half. You should have 16 pieces of butter. 
  6. Add the butter cubes to a bowl of sugar, flour, and oats. Using a pastry blender or just your hands, crumble the butter into the other ingredients.
  7. In the 9x13 baking dish, spread the apples as a layer on the bottom of the dish. Next, sprinkle the crumble over the top of the apples, covering them. 
  8. Bake for 40-50 minutes. 
What are you planning to bring to your Thanksgiving celebration?! I'd love to know! 

*Minkis approved

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