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Shortcut Apple Crisp (The Secret Is Apple Pie Filling)

No one ever believes me when I say it took me only a few minutes to make this delicious apple crisp.

Shh! Don't tell anyone my apple crisp secret...

Shh! Don't tell anyone my apple crisp secret...

No-Fuss Apple Crisp That Satisfies

I always watch for apple pie filling to go on sale at my local grocery store and stock up on it for really fast desserts. This shortcut apple crisp recipe comes together so quickly and easily—and no one will ever believe it took you only a few minutes to make! Not only that, once you pop this into the oven your whole house is going to smell like a trip to Grandma's house.

So let them think you've slaved away on this one and use that extra time for yourself. You deserve it!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

1 hour

1 hour 5 min

9 x 13 apple crisp

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Ingredients

  • 3 cans apple pie filling
  • 2 1/4 cup oatmeal (I used quick oats)
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, melted butter, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix well.
  2. Pour approximately two-thirds of this mixture into a 9 x 13-inch pan and pat down.
  3. Pour 3 cans of apple pie filling on top and sprinkle with the cinnamon.
  4. Take the remaining one-third of the crisp mixture and crumble evenly over the pie filling.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour. The top of the crisp should be golden brown.
The top of the baked apple crisp should be golden brown

The top of the baked apple crisp should be golden brown

Ideas

  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream
  • Try using other fruit pie fillings. I've tried it using cherry, blueberry, and peach pie fillings. I think the peach works particularly well.

Enjoy and happy eating!

© 2014 Laura Rash

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