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Picked a Bushel of Apples? Make this Apple Crunch for dessert. Sauté apples in cinnamon, clove and sugar add a crunchy topping. WOW! So good!

Apple Crunch

  • Author: recipe from Maurice Moore-Betty's Cook it Now, Serve it Later
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking


  • 3 lbs. cooking apples or approx. 4 apples (pink lady, honey-crisp or mutsu) peeled, cored and sliced ( I use this apple slice cutter and corer)
  • ⅔ cup plus ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 stick (4 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups flour, sifted
  • pinch baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar

Serve with:

Vanilla Ice Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉
  2. Place apple slices, ⅔ cup sugar, water, cloves and cinnamon in a sauté pan. Cook over medium heat until the apples are soft. Remove from heat. Cool, cover and refrigerate.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, and ground ginger in a medium mixing bowl. Cut the butter into 1 inch slices and mix into flour mixture. Combine with your fingers or pasty cutter to resemble cornmeal. Add the ¼ cup granulated sugar and ¼ cup light brown sugar.
  4. Remove apples from the refrigerator and take out the cloves and cinnamon stick. Layer the apples into the bottom of a 1 ½ quart ovenproof dish. Pour any liquid from the apples over them. Smooth gently but do not pack tight. Spread the topping evenly over the apples. Do not press it down.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes until bubbly and the top has browned.
  6. Move the baking dish to the top rack of the oven and turn on High for a few minutes to really brown the topping. Watch so it doesn’t burn.
  7. Serve at room temperature with a side of vanilla ice cream.


The Apples shrink down when cooking – so err on the side of more than less.

Keywords: Apple Crunch, Apple Crisp, Apples, Apple Dessert, Baked Apples, Crumb topping, Crunch Topping. Easy, Fall Dessert, Kid Friendly

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