Apple Crisp for a Budget Conscious #SundaySupper

Apple Crisp - Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos

In my family, we have to be budget conscious. All The Time. So when my friends at #SundaySupper decided to have a Budget Conscious week, I was totally on that band wagon.

I decided to make an apple crisp.  This time of year apples are in season, so they are inexpensive.  Add some other ingredients you most likely have in your pantry and VIOLA – you have a delicious, economical dessert.

I was originally going to do an Apple Blackberry Crisp, but it didn’t work out that way.  To make this apple crisp a blackberry crisp, add 3/4 cup to 1 cup of blackberries and a couple extra Tbsp. of sugar to the apple mixture.  Blackberries are economical when they are in season, or for this kind of recipe you can use frozen blackberries, which saves a lot of money over fresh ones.

When I make an apple crisp, cobbler or pie, I like to use a variety of apples.  I always include granny smith because of their crisp, tart flavor – they hold up great for baking.  But I usually like to add some other varieties like gala, fugi or jonathan.  But for being budget friendly I encourage you to use either what you have on hand, or what you can find on sale.  This apple crisp was made even more economical because it was made with apples from my mother’s tree.   The tree is so old, no one really knows what variety they are, but they have a firm texture, a tart/sweet flavor and are slightly juicy – perfect for baking!

Apple Crisp
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
  1. 8 cups apples, peeled and sliced (I like to use a variety of different types of apples, granny smith, gala, jonathan, and fuji are some of my favorites, but you can use whatever you have on hand or what you find on sale)
  2. 2 Tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice (make your own or replace this with cinnamon to save money)
  3. 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  4. 1/2 cup white sugar
  5. 1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
  6. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  7. 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel, core and slice apples and toss them into a large bowl.
  3. Add pumpkin pie spice, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar and toss well until all of the apples are coated.
  4. Place apples in a 9 x13 baking dish and spread out evenly.
  5. In a bowl combine quick cooking oats, 1 cup brown sugar, add butter and cut it in.
  6. Mix well to combine.
  7. Sprinkle dry mixture over apple slices in the baking pan.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy.
  9. Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or just by itself!
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25 thoughts on “Apple Crisp for a Budget Conscious #SundaySupper

  1. I’m no a breakfast girl, but believe me with this – I’d change my habit!

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  3. Thank you Cheryl for the great party! Stopping by from The Yuck Stops Here. I love apple crisp with vanilla ice cream or a big old blog of whipped cream. Your recipe looks delish, I need to try it. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  4. Definitely budget-friendly and delicious! All the good stuff is in there!

  5. Who doesn’t love apple crisp? It’s my hubby’s favorite fall dessert, ever. Yours sounds wonderful!

  6. […] Apple Blackberry Crisp from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos […]

  7. My favourite crisps have a ton of oatmeal like this one. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. That looks amazing…I love apple crisp and this is definitely a recipe I will have to try!

  9. […] Apple Blackberry Crisp from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos […]

  10. […] Apple Blackberry Crisp from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos […]

  11. This is the perfect time of year for apple crisps. YUM!!

  12. Oh, those oats though! I love how easy and cheap this would be to throw together. Totally in the spirit of a cozy Sunday Supper!

  13. […] Apple Blackberry Crisp from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos […]

  14. […] Apple Blackberry Crisp from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos […]

  15. Oh, how I love apple crisp! Yours sounds terrific…especially with that oat topping!

  16. […] Apple Blackberry Crisp from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos […]

  17. So easy and so few ingredients, I love apple crisp!!

  18. I actually LOVE finding apples in the bargain bin to make crisps. Yours looks GREAT!

  19. […] Apple Blackberry Crisp from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos […]

  20. […] Apple Blackberry Crisp from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos […]

  21. I love to make crumbles like this one! I like to leave the peels on, then precook the slices in a skillet with some butter and sugar. It makes them firm up so the flesh doesn’t go mushy (due to the peels) in the oven.

  22. […] Apple Blackberry Crisp from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos […]

  23. […] Apple Blackberry Crisp from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos […]

  24. Very tantalizing apple crisp. That topping looks like something I could eat by the spoonful! Agreed that a variety of apples makes apple desserts dazzle the senses =)

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