Brown Sugar Apple Crisp 

by Mimi & Vera LevinTastemakers in Residence

Honeycrisp apples are a Minnesota favorite, but this recipe pairs perfectly with any of your favorite apples!

5 Honeycrisp apples
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup rolled oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg  
2 tbsp. butter
¼ cup pecans
Vanilla bean ice cream 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Pour 1 cup of water into a baking dish (the apples will be placed on this to cook). 
  3. Cut each apple in half, remove the core, and scoop a small “pocket” in each half. 
  4. Combine brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans.
  5. Place a small pat of butter in each apple “pocket” and then add a scoop of the brown sugar and oats mixture until each apple “pocket” is full. 
  6. Place the apples in the baking dish and cover loosely with tinfoil. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes. 
  8. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream.