Get ready to fall madly in love with this incredible, flavorful apple crisp recipe! Filled with baked chopped apples and topped with crispy streusel crust, everyone can enjoy this delicious dish, especially topped with ice cream!
Delicious Apple Dessert
It’s almost like this apple crisp recipe needs no introduction. Those pictures speak for themselves, don’t they? This dessert pretty much steals the show. I love the combination of soft cooked apples, crunchy sweet oats, and of course the cinnamon and sugar! There is no stopping my sweet tooth when it comes to apple crisp.
Although this recipe screams FALL to me, it’s obviously perfect for any day and time of the year. It would be great for a summer BBQ with friends or family. Or just a good late night snack for when you need apple crisp and you can’t deny the craving. It’s also a great alternative to apple pie. It’s easier and faster to make than an entire pie.
What is the difference between a cobbler, crumble and a crisp? All of these are a fruit dessert with a different type of pastry. Cobblers have a biscuit topping. Whereas crumbles and crisps are both a type of streusel topping with a crisp having oats mixed in.
How to Make Apple Crisp
This apple crisp recipe is simple but takes a bit of time, since you need to prep your apples. Begin by making the apple portion of this dish.
PREP APPLES. Peel, core, and slice your apples. You’ll need about 10 cups of sliced apples. Note: If you have one of those nifty apple slicers, this part goes a lot faster. But cutting them by hand is perfectly fine! I like to use granny smith apples, but any apples you can find will be delicious.
SPRINKLE. Place your sliced apples into a 9×13 inch baking dish. In another small bowl mix the sugar, 1 tablespoon of the flour, and the cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the apples. Pour a ½ cup of water over the apples.
Now it’s time to make the apple crisp topping!
Apple Crisp Topping
The crunchy sweet topping is what takes this dessert from a 10 to an 11. Yes, please!!
MIX. Melt ½ cup of butter in a medium-sized microwave safe bowl. Add the oats, 1 cup of flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda to the butter. Mix it well until it’s all combined.
COVER. Then crumble that topping evenly over the apples in the baking dish. Make sure every inch is covered because you’ll want that topping in every bite. Trust me.
BAKE. Bake your apple crisp in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. It will be slightly browned on top and the apples should be tender but not mushy.
SERVE. There are so many ways you can enjoy this amazing apple crisp but I like mine served warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel on top.
Tips and FAQ:
What are the best apples to use? If you’re looking to have a sweeter flavor use Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Jazz, Jonagold, Pink Lady. For a more tart flavor, use: Granny Smith, Esopus Spitzenburg, Northern Spy, Idared, or Pink Pearl. TIP: If you still find your crisp is too sweet try adding the zest from a lemon or and orange.
How to store leftover apple crisp: Divide leftovers into single serve portions in airtight containers. Store in the fridge for 2-3 days or you can freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. To reheat: Microwave in 30 second intervals until warm or heat up in a 350 degree F oven for about 15 minutes.
How to freeze apple crisp: You can freeze this unbaked or bake it and allow it to cool before covering it. Cover the apple crisp with plastic wrap then again with aluminum foil and label. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Thaw overnight in the fridge. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F remove plastic and foil. If the crisp had been previously baked, then bake for 25-20 minutes or until bubbling. If it had not been baked previously, then bake for 45-50 minutes.
I won’t judge you if you have some of this for breakfast the next morning. I mean it has apples in it, so it’s healthy. 😉 I say go for it!
For even more apple deserts, be sure to check out:
- Best Apple Pie
- Caramel Apple Nachos
- Apple Pie Bars
- Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
- Apple Pie Caramel Apples
Apple Crisp Recipe
- 10 cups apples
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2-3 TB all purpose flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Peel, core and slice apples. Place in a 9x13 inch pan. In a bowl, mix sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together. Sprinkle evenly over apples. Pour 1/2 cup water evenly over all.
- Add oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda to melted butter. Mix well. Evenly crumble over your apple mixture.
- Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees F. Enjoy warm!!
Recipe from allrecipes.com