September 24, 2023


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Apple Crisp Recipe – Sugar Spun Run

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This traditional apple crisp recipe could be prepped in simply 10 minutes and prepared inside an hour! My recipe makes use of melted butter for an extremely buttery taste with out ever touching a pastry cutter. Recipe features a how-to video!

Bowl of apple crisp topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and cinnamon.

My Favourite Apple Crisp

Image it now…heat, sugared and spiced juicy apples baked to tender perfection beneath a beneficiant blanket of buttery crisp…are you prepared for fall but? Make a batch of this apple crisp, and also you’ll be there very quickly!

My recipe is:

  • Really easy to make (simply 10 minutes to prep!) WITHOUT the necessity for a pastry cutter.
  • An amazing option to deplete apples for those who are typically a bit overzealous along with your apple selecting like I’m (apple butter and apple fritters are different choices too!).
  • Excellent for making prematurely or freezing; verify the FAQ part under for particulars.
  • Completely sinful with scoop of vanilla ice cream–in my home, that is non-negotiable!
  • Traditional and comforting. It’s simply so quintessentially *fall* 🍂

Apple crisp is one in every of my favourite fall recipes, and with fall formally arriving this month, I assumed it was about time I re-share this recipe with you!

What You Want

You can also make this recipe with a couple of pantry staples (butter, sugar, flour, and so forth.). Actually, isn’t that a part of what makes consolation meals so good?

  • Apples. Just like my apple pie recipe, I like to recommend utilizing granny smith apples for this recipe. A agency, tart apple works properly right here, however you too can use a semisweet apple, like gala or honeycrisp (these are additionally nice for making apple dumplings, so you probably have any leftovers, attempt that recipe!). I usually want about 7 small apples to get 2 cups.
  • Oats. We’ll be utilizing quaint rolled oats immediately, identical to when making my oatmeal raisin cookies. Actually, I even suppose the crisp a part of this recipe even tastes like a crumbled oatmeal cookie!
  • Brown sugar. I add mild brown sugar to each the apples and the crisp parts of this recipe. Darkish brown sugar may work too, however the taste shall be richer.
  • Cinnamon. Apples and cinnamon go collectively like peanut butter and jelly–we merely can’t make apple crisp with out it! I add cinnamon to the apples and the crisp for additional taste.
  • Melted butter. For those who’ve made my streusel recipe, you know the way a lot of a recreation changer melted butter could be when making a crumb topping! At present’s crisp is not any totally different. Not solely is that this methodology a lot simpler than utilizing chilly butter and a pastry cutter, nevertheless it additionally yields a extra buttery taste!

SAM’S TIP: This recipe was designed for a tart or candy/tart apple, so for those who use sweeter apples, take into account that it will lead to a sweeter crisp.

Keep in mind, that is simply an summary of the components I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll right down to the underside of the publish!

How one can Make Apple Crisp

  1. Toss the sliced apples with brown sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Set this apart whilst you put together your crisp. It will begin to break down the apples a bit and make them juicy, very like macerating strawberries.
  2. Whisk collectively the melted butter and vanilla extract, then set this apart.
  3. Stir the flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon collectively in a big bowl, then drizzle the melted butter combination overtop. Toss this combination along with a fork till it’s clumpy, however don’t go too far that you just flip it right into a paste.
  4. Stir the apples another time earlier than transferring them right into a buttered 9×9 or 11×7 baking dish.
  5. Scatter the crisp evenly overtop, then bake at 375F for 50 minutes or till the apples are tender and the topping is a light-weight golden brown. You’ll be able to cowl the crisp with foil if it begins to get too darkish whereas baking.
  6. Serve heat with vanilla ice cream, and luxuriate in!

SAM’S TIP: Crisp will not be the identical factor as cobbler! Crisps typically have a crumblier, crispier topping that’s made primarily of butter, sugar, and oats (although some sources argue that crumbles have oats while crisps never do, I disagree). Cobblers have a biscuit-like topping that appears like cobbled highway. For those who’d wish to make apple cobbler as an alternative, you possibly can all the time make the apple base from this recipe and the cobbler topping from my blueberry cobbler. I’d advocate baking as instructed in that recipe for finest outcomes.

Spoon scooping a baked apple and oat crisp dessert out of a baking pan.

Ceaselessly Requested Questions

How do I make apple crisp prematurely?

Put together the apples and place in your pan as instructed, then cowl and refrigerate. Make the crumble topping and retailer that in a separate hermetic container within the fridge.

If you find yourself able to bake, uncover your apples, scatter the ready topping on high (it is perhaps just a little agency, simply break it up with a fork), and bake in line with recipe directions.

Can apple crisp be frozen?

Sure! To freeze earlier than baking, put together the crisp as instructed, then cowl and freeze for as much as 3 months. When able to bake, switch to the fridge and thaw for a number of hours or in a single day, then uncover and bake at 350F.

To freeze an apple crisp that’s already been baked, first permit it to chill to room temperature, then cowl tightly with plastic wrap and foil and freeze for as much as 3 months. Thaw within the fridge, uncover, and bake at 350F till warmed by, about 20 minutes.

How ought to apple crisp be saved?

Cool it utterly after which cowl with plastic wrap or foil. You’ll be able to retailer it at room temperature for twenty-four hours or within the fridge for 4-5 days.

Observe that the topping does have a tendency to melt because it sits, so I like to recommend reheating within the oven to revive the crispiness.

I promise I’m not making an attempt to hurry summer time away, however with the warmth lastly letting up a bit, I can’t assist however really feel just a little bit enthusiastic about fall baking!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video under! For those who do that recipe, you should definitely tag me on Instagram, and you too can discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Apple Crisp Recipe

This traditional apple crisp recipe could be prepped in simply 10 minutes and prepared inside an hour! My recipe makes use of melted butter for an extremely buttery taste with out ever touching a pastry cutter. Recipe features a how-to video!