Apple Goodie

by Liz on October 6, 2011

Apple Goodie

Friends, today is the first day of my fall break from school, and although it just barely feels or looks like fall, there are signs. Apples are a great price right now, for one. Once the weather starts to cool down, I can almost think of nothing else more comforting than some kind of sweet apple dessert. Well, last year when I went to visit my parents, I raided my mom’s recipe file and came upon the famous “apple goodie” I remembered from my youth.

granny smith apples apples and sugar
granny smith apples and sugar yummy topping

I know there are more than enough recipes for apple crisps/goodies out there, but after making this one, I really do feel it’s better than most of the others I’ve had. It’s probably the butter. All I know is now that I have “mom’s recipe” I don’t plan to try any others for a long time. Feel free to make my mom’s recipe yours, too.

Apple Goodie

Apple Goodie
-From my mom’s recipe file.


For the filling:
4 cups sliced granny smith apples
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the topping:
1 stick of butter, softened, not melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Filling: Mix the white sugar, tablespoon of flour, and cinnamon together in small bowl. Layer a third of the apples in an 8×8 square baking dish. Sprinkle a third of the sugar over the apples. Repeat twice. Topping: Mix the brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Add the butter, using hands to combine all ingredients together until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over the apples in an even layer. Bake for 30-40 minutes until topping is golden brown.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike January 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm

My moms recipe is almost the same except that I use Comstock pie filling apples and we melt the butter before we mix it together. I follow the recipe as much as possible but I cook alot by taste, so I sometimes add a little here or take a little away there. Cause I like my Apple Goodie perfect every time!

Rebecca December 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Second time I’ve made this (after Renae M. brought it to our small group). Delicious!

Mom December 7, 2011 at 10:08 am

I can smell and taste this in my head…might try it with a few cranberries thrown in…just to make it more “Christmasy” some how :-)

Sabine November 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I can almost smell the aroma of warm cinnamon and apple mixing with cool vanilla. Your photos capture this dessert so well; it looks delicious!

Biana @ October 26, 2011 at 11:20 am

Love the last picture of apple crisp with ice cream :)

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen October 12, 2011 at 4:49 am

hmm.. i love discovering old recipes too! Too bad my mom doesn’t like cooking all that much! I’ll definitely try this!

Lemon October 9, 2011 at 10:12 am

I love all kind of apple crumble. Yours looks so delicious, yum!

Sarah October 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm

This looks like EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for in an apple crisp-type recipe! Thank you so much!!!

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