Making apple crisp

Vicky Broe prepares her Apple Crisp.

Is there someone at your company that makes a signature dish, one that employees request for potlucks or meetings? At Gardener’s Supply, Vicky Broe’s apple crisp is one of those dishes.

Vicky’s Apple Crisp

Serving apple crisp

Serving apple crisp

Each year, I make this dish for our new-employee orientation to delight my co-workers. You can use almost any variety of apple, but I like McIntosh, Cortland, Paula Red or Granny Smith.

  • 10 to 12 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter (12 tablespoons), softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a 9×13″ pan, arrange apple slices.


Chris Ahrens enjoys a serving of Vicky’s Apple Crisp.

In a medium bowl, combine white sugar, cinnamon and water. Pour over the apples in the pan.

In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Use a pastry blender or a fork to combine the ingredients into a chunky mixture. Sprinkle over the ingredients in the pan.

Bake for about 45 minutes, until apples are tender when pricked with a fork.

—Vicky Broe

Vicky works in the human resources department at Gardener’s Supply.