I very much enjoy apple crisp. Baked apples have always been one of my favorite treats and add a crust... yum!! This crisp is super easy. I used granny smith apples, sliced thinly and did not even bother peeling. I reduced the sugar on the apples to probably 1/3 cup, just sprinkled it all over the apples and called it a day. One cup seems WAY TOO much. I did not make any changes to the crust. I wondered if the shortening would be "boring" compared to using butter but nope, it was fantastic! This crisp is great on its own, warmed up for breakfast or served with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream.