Eastern Shore Apple Crisp

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This simple Eastern Shore apple crisp recipe is cooked the old fashioned manner, just like Grandma used to, and is delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce! There is no shortage of great apples this time of year on Delmarva, so why not treat yourself to this tasty treat.

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Even if you don’t have access to apples freshly harvested from a local orchard, your local grocery normally has a variety of apples to choose from that will work nicely with this dessert recipe.

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What you’ll need for this Eastern Shore Apple Crisp recipe

The Eastern Shore Apple Crisp recipe is easy to make and requires very little skill around the kitchen to pull off this great dessert. The ingredients you use will make a big difference on what your final product well taste like.

Best apples to use for apple crisp

The firm and crisp texture of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples are perfect for apple pies and apple crisps. Another fantastic crisp option is Golden Delicious. When baking your apple crisp, you can use just one kind or a combination of varieties for increased flavor depth.

If you like apple desserts, you’ll love our Applesauce Cake with Walnuts recipe!


8-10 apples

1/2 cup of water

1 tsp ground cinnamon

7 tablespoons of margarine or butter

3/4 cup of flour

1 cup of sugar

juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Place thinly sliced apples in greased 9×13 baking dish
  2. Pour water over and squeeze lemon over apples
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  4. In a separate bowl, blend butter, flour, and sugar with a fork until the mixture is crumbly
  5. Sprinkle mixture on top of apples
  6. Place in heated at 350F degrees for 30-40 minutes
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Pairs nicely with vanilla ice cream topping

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