An apple crisp recipe for the Passover / Pesach festival is one of several favorite dessert recipes for many Ashkenazim (Jews whose ancestors came from Central and/or Eastern Europe; singular form: Ashkenazi, Ashkenaz; descriptive form: Ashkenazic). My own family likes to make many varieties of apple crisp recipes for Passover / Pesach and for other times of the year. The following apple crisp recipe is a relatively simple one to make.

Passover Apple Crisp Recipe


5 tart apples, peeled and sliced (about 6 cups)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Juice of a fresh lemon


1/2 cup sugar
1 cup matzoh meal
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup pareve Passover margarine
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Instructions for the Passover Apple Crisp recipe:

  1. Oil a 9- by 15-inch (22.8 centimeters by 38.1 centimeters) glass baking dish.
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius or Centigrade).
  3. Place the sliced apples in the prepared pan.
  4. Add the remaining filling ingredients.
  5. Toss lightly to coat the apples.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the topping ingredients except the nuts.
  7. Mix until the topping looks like coarse cornmeal.
  8. Add the nuts. Sprinkle evenly over the apples in the pan.
  9. Place in the oven.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until the pan juices start to bubble up through the topping.

Serves 12.

Note: Bake longer if you prefer softer apples.

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