Best Apple Crisp

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Look who came early to our house this year.
Guess what he delivered…the perfect family who wants to buy our home!

Yep, with so many homes for sale and lots of snow and ice outside,

we are moving for Christmas.

Instead of filling stockings and wrapping presents…

we are strapping up boxes and filling 3 of these 24 footers and moving 5 hours across our great state.

No matter which way we turn after 25 years in our beloved home we are finding it hard to say good-bye to neighbors, friends, and so many memories here. What propels us forward is knowing we will be close to family and in a warmer place.

We are leaving fruit trees; 2 sour cherry, 1 plum and 3 apple. I make lots of yummy things with all they produce. With lots of love, here’s a treat for you.

Best Apple Crisp

It’s easy to make, and this time of year I like to toss in 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries.

Pare, core and slice tart apples. Combine water, melted butter, salt, cinnamon and lemon juice. Pour over apples and mix. Pour into a 9 X 13″ baking dish.

Cream butter and sugar; add flour and mix well. Crush cereal, (not too finely) and combine with creamed mixture. Press mixture over apples. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

Serve with ice cream or table cream if desired, and an extra squeeze of love!

Best Apple Crisp

  • 1 quart tart apples, pared, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 3/4 cup raisin bran cereal
  • 3/4 cup frosted flakes cereal

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine water, melted butter, salt, cinnamon and lemon juice. Add the prepared fruit and gently toss to coat. Cream 1/2 cup butter and sugar; add flour and mix well. Crush cereal, not too finely. Combine with creamed mixture. Press mixture over apples. Bake uncovered in a 375 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes until lightly browned. Serve with ice cream or table cream.

I’m hoping to check in often through this glorious month. Please know I’m trying to finish up with school and fly this coop. I plan to resume the Top 5 Hits and throw a New Year’s Party, for all of you, from warmer Southwestern Idaho.

Hugs to each of you….

and Santa too!

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    Gnee, congratulations and best of luck with your move, that’s aways exciting! The apple crisp looks great:@)

  2. Kelsie From Our Country Home

    Congratulations, in this over stocked market it is truly a Christmas miracle…I hope you all the best in your new home and that the packing and moving goes smoothly.

    That apple crisp looks amazing, I think I might try it with some of the pears I put up in the freezer this yr.

    Blessings Kelsie

  3. Dustin Olsen!

    Congratulations on the sale of your home! And your blog looks amazing!! And so does your Apple Crisp! Best of luck with all your many endeavors…

  4. Pondside

    First of all – your header is very pretty – I loved looking at all the elements.
    Second – good luck with the move! We’ve moved at Christmas time and it is not for chickens! Western Idaho is so beautiful, though, you’re sure to be happy!

  5. theteo5

    We are knee deep in the midst of a move ourselves. We close tomorrow, so I totally get the craziness that you all are facing right now. Best of luck to you on your move and congratulations!

  6. Julie Harward

    What a blessing…but what a different Christmas it will be for you..very exciting! Southwestern Idaho? I was raised in Weston, Idaho is it anywhere around there? Keep in touch, I can’t wait to hear more! 😀

  7. Sue

    Have a Merry Christmas in your new home!

  8. LDH

    An exciting time for you! With all that you will be doing you could probably use some of Santa’s elves to lend a hand!

  9. Red Couch Recipes

    I don’t know if I told you but I have 2 SILs and family that live in the area you are moving to. Congratulations on your move, but I agree with you that friends and trees are hard to leave behind. Love your bird pics and the Santa. Joni

  10. Julie

    Blessings in your move! You’ll be in my thoughts. Sending long distance hugs!!! Can’t wait to read posts from the new home!

  11. Jacqueline

    Congratulations to you for being able to sell in this kind of a market. I am sooo happy for you but I know it will be hard to leave a home you have lived in for so long. Now you will be much closer though! Good luck in packing and moving at such a busy time of year.

  12. Rose Haven

    Goodness…a Christmas move! What a way to spend the Holidays and ring in a new year – in a new place. Blessings on your move.

    I love your blog and found it through Kathy’s Cottage – added you to my Favorite Blogs!! I also linked your Apple Crisp recipe to my SWEET RECIPES at the bottom of my blog.

    I’ll be back.

    Happy Holidays!

  13. Jen

    I just found your blog and signed up as a follower. I know about moving having done it a dozen times during my husband’s career. Trusting it will all go well.


  14. Marla @ Always Nesting

    Oh, I know too well moving! There’s always a plus and a downside isn’t there? All those fruit trees, lucky you and now you can plan what trees you want in your new home.

  15. Tessa and Adam

    Oh boy! Will we miss you! Is there anything we can do to help??

  16. Debbie

    I had missed this! What a blessing to be able to sell and move, even if it IS this time of year.

    God is so good.

    I’ll be checking out your guest post tomorrow. I’m sure it will be fabulous! I’m all about cookies.

  17. Mary

    I hope your move goes smoothly. The crisp looks really wonderful. Much happiness in your new location. Have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary


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