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From home cooking to farm-to-table cuisine, the Upstate is a place for foodies. You can enter your favorite recipes during our quarterly Carolina Eats Recipe Sweepstakes presented by Ingles. All submitted recipes will be published here for everyone to enjoy.

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Carolina Eats – Old Fashion Easy Apple Crisp

Norma Barrera shared her Old Fashion Easy Apple Crisp recipe with us for our Carolina Eats Apple Recipes contest.


6 golden delicious apples, peeled and chopped ( can use other apples if desired)
2 tbsp. of granulated sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup of light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
Pinch of kosher salt
Optional toppings:
vanilla ice cream
caramel drizzle


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 8X8 baking dish, or you can use non stick cooking spray, and set aside dish.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add chopped apples, sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon and lemon juice. Stir to combine then transfer to prepared baking dish.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, add topping ingredients – brown sugar, oats, flour, 1 tsp of cinnamon, salt, and diced cold butter.
  5. Use a fork to cut butter into the oat mixture. Should be like a pea sized crumb mixture.
  6. Spread topping mixture over apples in baking dish and gently smooth out.
  7. Bake 40-50 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy!

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