Food, Fun, NYC, Sweets

ATK Apple- Oat Crisp

Although I usually trust America’s Test Kitchen the most, I was not greatly impressed with this one but it did the job.  The recipe comes from “The ATK Healthy Family Cookbook”  It can also be made with pears which I would like to try next time as well as serving in individual ramekins.


baked topping

What I liked:

The crispy oats atop the apples due to them baking separately for most of the baking.

The sweetness and flavor of the oat mixture.

What I DISliked:

The apples were still a bit crisp after baking and could have even more flavor and volume.

The presentation was horrible when plated.


complete dish


  • 2T Brown Sugar
  • 2t lemon juice
  • 1t cornstarch
  • 3lbs mixed apples (peeled, cored and cut into 1 in chunks)


  • 1/2C chopped almonds
  • 1/2C AP flour
  • 1/4C brown sugar
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1/8t ground nutmeg
  • 5T melted butter, cooled
  • 3/4C rolled oats
  • 2T honey


  1. Set oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine sugar, juice, and cornstarch before adding apples and during into an 8X8 in baking dish. Cover with foil.
  3. Pulse almonds, flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a food processor 10 pulses.  Add melted butter and pulse 5 times.  Finally, add the oats and honey and process until combined (3 more pulses).
  4. Bake topping on a lined baking sheet above the apples.  Topping- 8-12 min Apples 30 min
  5. When filling is done stir and add topping and bake additional 10 minutes




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