$2.48 RECIPE / $0.41 SERVING
Apple crisp is probably my favorite fall dessert since it’s so absurdly easy to make.
I love how the simplistic design keeps the fresh fall apples at the forefront. With a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream on top, it’s warm, cozy, sweet, and totally amazing.
So, if you’re seeking a warm and comforting dessert for these chilly autumn evenings, this Apple Crisp is for you.
WHAT IS APPLE CRISP, EXACTLY?
When it comes to desserts, apple crisp is as simple as it gets. It’s just apples seasoned with a warm spice blend, covered with a sweet and crunchy oat coating, then baked till tender.
This apple crisp is similar to apple pie for those who don’t want to mess with pie crust. It’s even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of handmade whipped cream on top!
WHICH APPLES WORK BEST IN APPLE CRISP?
For apple crisp, I prefer a sweet and juicy apple, such as Gala or Fuji, but practically any apple will do.
If you’re using a tart apple, such as a Granny Smith or Braeburn, you may want to increase the sugar in the apple seasoning combination. However, the most crucial thing to check for when selecting apples is that they are juicy.
Apples that aren’t fresh and juicy will result in a dry apple crisp rather than a pleasantly saucy apple crisp. Here’s a super nice chart that shows apples based on their sweetness level!
CAN I LOWER THE SUGAR CONCENTRATION?
Both the filling and the topping of this apple crisp include a significant amount of sugar. The sugar in the filling aids in drawing out the juices from the apples, resulting in a wonderful saucy consistency.
Sugar helps crystalize the crumble and make everything crispy in the crumble topping. If you opt to lower the sugar, keep in mind that it will alter not just the sweetness but also the texture of the meal.
APPLE CRISP LEFTOVERS STORAGE
To avoid condensation, wait until your apple crisp has cooled before covering it with plastic wrap and refrigerating it. In the refrigerator, apple crisp will last for about four days.
The crumble topping will absorb moisture from the apples as it sits in the refrigerator, so it won’t stay crunchy, but it’ll still be wonderful!
- 2 lbs. apples ($1.33)
- 3 Tbsp. sugar ($0.04)
- 1 tsp cinnamon ($0.05)
- 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour ($0.01)
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger ($0.02)
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves ($0.01)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract ($0.14)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour ($0.03)
- 1/3 cup rolled oats ($0.06)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar ($0.32)
- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature ($0.44)
- 1/8 tsp salt ($0.01)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon ($0.02)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Apples should be cored and sliced into 14 to 12-inch wide slices (peel, if desired). In a large mixing basin, place the cut apples.
- To season the apples, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl. Drizzle the vanilla extract over the sliced apples and sprinkle the mixture on top. Stir the apples in the spices until they’re uniformly covered.
- After that, prepare the oat topping. Combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Cut the butter into chunks and knead it into the oat mixture with your fingertips until it is crumbly and wet.
- Over the seasoned apples, scatter the crumbly oat mixture. Bake for 45 minutes in the oven. Serve warm, topped with ice cream or whipped cream!
- Serving: 1 serving
- Calories: 282 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 53 g
- Protein: 2 g
- Fat: 8 g
- Sodium: 123 mg
- Fiber: 5 g
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO MAKING APPLE CRISP
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). 2 lbs. apples, cut into 14-12 inch wide slices (about six medium apples) If you choose, you can peel them, but I appreciate the color and texture the peels add to the dish. In a large basin, toss the cut apples.
- 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp all-purpose flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, and 1/8 tsp ground cloves are combined to make the apple flavoring. The sugar aids in the extraction of the fluids from the apples, and the flour thickens the sauce into a wonderful saucy consistency.
- Combine the seasonings and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and sprinkle over the sliced apples. Toss the apples in the flour, sugar, and spices until they are equally coated.
- In a 2-quart baking dish, toss the seasoned apples.
- To make the crumbly oat topping, start by combining all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
- 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, cut into bits, goes into the oat mixture. Toss the butter into the remaining ingredients with your fingertips.
- It should seem chunky and moist when the butter is fully incorporated.
- Over the seasoned apples, crumble the oat topping.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake the crisp for 45 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream on top.