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Easy Apple Crisp {1 Hour Only}

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The best, classic, old fashioned, easy apple crisp recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh apples and crispy oat topping. Ready in 1 hour!

This crisp combines all the Fall favorites of apples, flavor, and warmth without a huge time commitment. It only takes 1 hour to make! It’s perfect for a special treat after visiting the orchards this season, or for the holidays coming up. This Slow Cooker Fried Apples and Easy Apple Crumble Pie are more great ways to use up an excess of apples!

This Is The Best Apple Crisp Recipe!

  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Ready in only 1 hour
  • Packed with warm flavor
  • Buttery crumble topping

How To Make Apple Crisp From Scratch?

  1. In a bowl– Add apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg.  Mix everything.
  2. Spread the apple mixture – In a greased baking dish (8×8).
  3. In another mixing bowl– Add flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, butter cubes.  Use a pastry cutter or a large fork to cut the butter into the flour/oat mixture until you have a crumbly mixture.
  4. Spread this topping over the apples.
  5. Bake 350 degrees F– For 40-50 minutes.
  6. Serve warm– With vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

What’s The Difference Between Apple Crisp And Apple Brown Betty?

The difference is in the topping! The topping on the Apple Brown Betty is made from flour or even breadcrumbs, butter, sugar, and spices. The topping on an apple crisp is made from a crumb or streusel topping which often contains oats.

Apple Crisp Topping With Oats

  1. Combine– Flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, butter cubes.  
  2. Use a pastry cutter or a large fork– Cut the butter into the flour/oat mixture until you have a crumbly mixture. (Do not add milk or water to thin it out.)

What Are The Best Apples For Apple Crisp?

Granny Smith, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, and Gala apples are best. Use a combination of them, if you like!

What To Serve With Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe?

I love to serve this apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top or fresh homemade whipped cream! You can also top it with homemade caramel sauce, butterscotch, or even a salted caramel drizzle.

Storage

Refrigerate– In an sealed container for up to 2 days.

Freeze– I do not recommend freezing because the crisp on top will be mushy when thawed and reheated.

Reheat– In the microwave or oven.

Variations

Gluten free apple crisp– Use gluten free oats and gluten free flour in place of regular.

Homemade apple crisp without oats- Simply omit the oats and make more of a cake like topping with the flour and other listed ingredients.

Vegan/healthy apple crsip– Simply use vegan butter and use coconut sugar in place of brown sugar for a healthier version.

Apple pear crisp- Add a mixture of pear and apple for additional flavor.

Add nuts- Such as toasted walnuts, pecans, cashews, or peanuts.

Add spices and extracts– Such as all spice, ginger, apple pie spice, vanilla, orange, bourbon, or amaretto extracts.

Add dried fruit– Such as cranberries, raisins, or even cherries.

Tips And Techniques

How do you keep apple crisp from getting soggy? Serve it immediately! This is the most effective way to prevent the dish from becoming soggy.

Make a thicker crisp topping- Simply double the ingredients.

Use old-fashioned oats– Do not us quick cooking oats.

Should my topping mix be dry and crumbly? Yes, do not add any liquid. The topping should be dry and crumbly when mixed properly.

Use unsalted butter- This prevents the dish from becoming too salty.

Use cold butter– Do not melt or soften the butter. It should be cold so that you can cut it into the topping with a pastry cutter or a fork.

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Best Apple Crisp

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
 

The best, classic, old fashioned, easy apple crisp recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh apples and crispy oat topping.

Servings: 6 People
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade apple crisp
Calories: 484 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

Apple filling
  • 6 Apples Peeled and Diced, Use a variety of apples for best flavor
  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
Topping
  • 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Old fashioned oats Not quick cook oats
  • 1 cup Brown sugar I prefer light brown sugar but dark brown sugar works well too.
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Cut into small cubes, Cold
  • 1/4 cup Caramel sauce For drizzling

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg.  Mix to combine everything.

  2. Spread this apple mixture in a greased baking dish (8×8 or …..).

  3. In another mixing bowl, add flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, butter cubes.  Use a pastry cutter or a large fork to cut the butter into the flour/oat mixture until you have a crumbly mixture. Do not add milk or water to thin it out.

  4. Spread this topping over the apples.

  5. Bake 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until top is golden brown and apple juices and sugar is bubbling.

  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. If you want to enjoy it warm, reheat in the microwave. 
Nutrition Facts
Best Apple Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 484 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 59g66%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 571IU11%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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