You can’t let fall pass you by without making this homemade Apple Crisp at least once! I make sure the apples are perfectly spiced with cinnamon and sugar and then top it off with loads of topping! No skimping on the apple crisp topping here. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Okay, I’m going to be real with you for a second…
I like apples. They’re a totally fine fruit.
But, then I decided to make an apple crisp for my dad, because the man loves fruit desserts and I thought…you know? If we make EXTRA TOPPING, this is gonna be good.
And that’s the story of how I ate an entire apple crisp all by myself in a 3 hour period. Chocolate who?
I’m pretty obsessed with this apple crisp recipe and I bet you will be too!
(Also, very in love with our apple cobbler recipe! So rich and buttery!)
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For the filling:
Apples – You’ll need some peeled and sliced apples. I prefer to use tart apples like Granny Smith for baking. They pair well with all the added sugar in the filling and topping. Jonagold, Honeycrisp, and Braeburn are all excellent choices too!
Dry Ingredients – The filling for this apple crisp recipe is simple but tasty! All you’ll need is some all-purpose flour, white sugar, and ground cinnamon. That’ll get mixed up with the fresh sliced apples to make this easy filling.
What We Love About This Recipe:
- This is a great way to enjoy fresh baked apples without making the usual apple pie.
- The crumbly streusel topping is perfect and when you top it all with some vanilla ice cream it’s even better!
For the topping:
Oats & Flour – This easy streusel topping starts with a mix of oats and flour. This is what gives the topping that perfect crumbly, crispy texture!
Brown Sugar – I like to use a dark brown sugar for this as it has a bit more of the molasses flavor than light brown sugar. You can use either one!
Baking Powder & Baking Soda – These will help the topping rise and thicken it up a bit!
Melted Butter – When you mix the oat and flour with the melted butter it helps to make the crumbly texture for the topping, and it tastes good!
How To Make Best Apple Crisp Recipe:
Apples: Peel and slice up about 3 pounds of tart apples and then toss them in a simple mix of sugar, flour, and cinnamon. If you can avoid eating half the apple slices one by one as you work, well, you’re a stronger person than I am. 😉
Add the apples to a 9×13 baking dish and whip up that topping.
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How To Make Apple Crisp Topping:
Mix: This apple crisp topping is super simple and it makes A LOT, because let’s be real: the topping is the best part!
Add flour, oats, and brown sugar to a mixing bowl with a little baking powder and baking soda. Stir in some melted butter to form the topping.
Sprinkle the apple crisp topping over your pan of apples.
Bake: Once you’ve finished adding the streusel topping you can add the dish to the oven and start baking! This apple crisp recipe bakes in about 45 minutes and is done when the topping is golden and the apples are tender.
Serve: We like to serve this warm with a big scoop of vanilla. Some caramel sauce doesn’t hurt either!
Of course, I also like to pick chunks of topping off the apple crisp every time I walk through the kitchen. It’s kind of dangerous, honestly.
I like to use Granny Smith apples in baked apple recipes because they’re nice and tart and can hold up to the added sugar without getting too overwhelmingly sweet. Honeycrisp is also a good choice for baking.
I normally keep things simple by using just Granny Smith, but a mix of the two are great as well.
You’ll want to cool your freshly baked apple crisp on the counter until warm and then store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
I like to place a single layer of paper towels over the top of the crisp and then wrap the pan in foil. The paper towels soak up any extra moisture and prevent the topping from getting too soggy.
More Apple Recipes To Try:
- Apple Cake: Made with fresh apples and a cinnamon sugar topping!
- Apple Cider Mimosa: Festive Fall drink!
- Apple Pie Egg Rolls: Quick and easy air fried apple treats!
- Snickers Apple Salad: One of my favorite fall treats!
- Applesauce Cake: This is a favorite in my family!
- Keto Apple Crisp: For when you’re trying to watch the carbs!
For the filling:
- 3 pounds Granny Smith apples
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
For the topping:
- 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Peel and core the apples. Slice into 1/2 inch thick slices.
- Add the apples, sugar, flour, and cinnamon to a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
- Pour the apples into a 9×13 baking dish.
- Add all of the topping ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
- Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until the topping is golden and the apples are soft.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, as desired.