Monday, November 16, 2020

Easy Apple Crisp

Easy Apple Crisp

Hard to believe that soon Thanksgiving will be here...and won't it be a different holiday this time around!  A few days after Halloween I switched out the ghosts/witches/jack o'lantern decor and added more pumpkins, corn, turkeys, and a pilgrim.  Even though the weather has been so not November like, I am ready for comfort food and cozy nights.  

I made this Apple Crisp and have had the recipe for years. ( It seems to me I have had MOST of my recipes for years...but honest, I do like to try new things!!!)  This comes from the Bisquick company.  My mom was a big Bisquick user.  Maybe because it was invented in the 1930's and when she married in 1939 it was probably a new and exciting product.  You can read about the history of Bisquick here - BISQUICK HISTORY  Back in the early 1980's Bisquick featured an ad on boxes for you to subscribe to a recipe club.  Every few months you would receive a few recipe cards along with some coupons in the mail.    Here is the recipe card I received - 

The recipe is called Apple Crumble...but we always refer to it as Apple Crisp.  You can see how beat up the card is...stains show how many times it has been used.  It is SUPER easy, fast, delicious, and can be served warm or cold.  
Apple Crisp
5-6 cups sliced, pared apples ( 6 medium)
1-1/4 cup Bisquick baking mix
2/3 cup of sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

And here is how easy it is to make - 
I make the recipe my own...first, by not peeling the apples.   I like the way the peels are in the finished dish.

Place the apples in a 8x8 baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
( I use my Temptations 8x8 dish.  I love these any of you have them?  They sell them in lots of patterns and sets on QVC.  I found mine at the QVC outlet in Lancaster, PA...a real bargain.  You will see all the pieces in many of my posts!  This pattern is called Floral Lace.)
You can see here that I sprinkle some cinnamon on the apples before I put the other ingredients on because we love LOTS of cinnamon.  You can also see my "vintage" Tupperware Bisquick container...that was probably purchased around the same time I got this recipe...early 1980's!
Measure Bisquick into the bowl - I now use the "Heart Healthy" Bisquick and see no difference in the taste of the finished dish.
I experimented using this no calorie sweetener from Costco and it worked just fine...
Add the sugar,
Then add the egg,
And mix together until crumbly.
Spread mixture over the apples,
Sprinkle with such thing as TOO much cinnamon,
And top with melted butter - or just squirt some Squeeze Parkay over the top.
Read to pop in a 350 degree preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.  Enjoy the fabulous apple cinnamon scent filling up your kitchen...
Remove from oven, let cool slightly...
Spoon into dishes and top with some whipped cream...or ice cream! ( saved some of my old Pfaltzgraff Yorktowne cups - perfect for this!)
Refrigerate any leftovers.  We enjoy it cold just as much.   I have even put leftovers into the freezer and then just defrost and warm up in the microwave.   
Hope you try it and enjoy this is one of my go-to favorites.
Here is a peek at our Thanksgiving decor...

So thankful for SO many blessings...wanted it on our wreath so the world know how grateful we are!
A little Thanksgiving in the foyer...thanks to Ann at On Sutton Place for the lovely printable,
Aunt Mamie's ghost has been replaced by the turkey she made for us,
Count Your Blessings plate from Ross,
A little Pilgrim for the mantel,
John's mother's cornucopia...think of her every year when we put this out...
Tiny turkey keeps watch in the kitchen, 
Another little Pilgrim,
And a turkey salt and pepper shaker re-purposed to add some Thanksgiving to the table top!

Thank you SO much for stopping by Our New Vista today - hope you enjoy this recipe.  How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year ? Be safe and take care...and leave a comment below - I would love to hear from you !


  1. You fall and Thanksgiving decor looks so pretty and festive. We love apple crisp and this recipe looks pretty easy to make. Thanks for the recipe Ann. Hope you have a nice week.

  2. I have been a Bisquick fan for many years, too! Betty Crocker is often in our kitchen! First cookbook I bought when I moved into my first apartment in 1963 was Cooking for Two! This Apple Crumble sounds delicious!

  3. Hi,
    Just read the previous posts. I have that Betty Crocker cookbook. It was given to me as a bridal shower gift in 1963 ! How about that. And, I use it all the time. Just used it last week

  4. Sounds tasty! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 18, open until November 26. Shared.


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