Grandma'’s Easy Apple Crisp
Serves: 6-8
  • 5 to 6 medium-sized apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about ⅛ to ¼-inch thickness)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar, divided (can sub granulated sugar in a pinch)
  • ¾ cup all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup dairy-free margarine (I used Earth Balance Soy-Free)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  2. Prepare the apples and toss with the lemon juice and cinnamon, if using. Evenly distribute ½ of the apples in an 8 x 8 baking dish, evenly sprinkle with roughly half of the powdered sugar (6 tablespoons for those of us who are precise!), and top with the remaining apples. Briefly set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together the remaining powdered sugar and the flour. With a fork, pastry blender, or your fingers, blend in the margarine until you get what resembles coarse bread crumbs. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over your apples, and bake for about 55 minutes. If the topping isn’t crisp enough for your liking, feel free to broil it for 1 to 2 minutes to brown it up a bit.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at