What Is Paula Deen's Apple Crisp Recipe?

What Is Paula Deen's Apple Crisp Recipe?

The Apple Crisp recipe listed on Paula Deen's website combines apples with lemon juice, zest, golden raisins and sugar with an oats and spice topping. The crisp is baked in a Dutch oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the apples are cooked through.

Apple Crisp

This recipe makes 6 to 8 servings. Serve the apple crisp warm and topped with whipped cream or ice cream.

Prep Time: 20 min.

Cook Time: 45 min.

Ready In: 1 hr. 5 min.


  • 10 cups, apples
  • 1/4 cup, lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons, lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup, granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup, golden raisins
  • 1-1/2 sticks, butter
  • 1-1/4 cups, all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups, light brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups, oats
  • 1 tablespoon, cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon, nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon, ground cardamom
  • Vegetable oil
  1. Prepare the apples
  2. Peel and thinly slice 10 cups worth of apples.

  3. Combine the apple mixture
  4. In a large bowl, combine the prepared apple slices, 1 tablespoon of the lemon zest, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 3/4 cups sugar and 1/2 cup golden raisins.

  5. Combine the topping mixture
  6. In a separate large bowl, cut the butter into the flour and then add in the remaining ingredients, including the remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon zest.

  7. Prepare the Dutch oven
  8. Wipe the interior of the Dutch oven with vegetable oil. Layer the bottom of the Dutch oven with the apple mixture and top with the topping mixture. Place the lid on the Dutch oven and place 8 coals under and 16 coals on top of the Dutch oven to reach 350 degrees F. Cook until the apples are cooked through and the topping mixture is brown.