Apple Crisp Recipe – Sugar Spun Run

This traditional apple crisp recipe might 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 important approach to burn up apples in the event you are typically a bit overzealous together with your apple selecting like I’m (apple butter and apple fritters are different choices too!).
  • Excellent for making upfront or freezing; examine the FAQ part beneath for particulars.
  • Completely sinful with scoop of vanilla ice cream–in my home, that is non-negotiable!
  • Basic and comforting. It’s simply so quintessentially *fall* 🍂

Apple crisp is considered one of my favourite fall recipes, and with fall formally arriving this month, I believed 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 many others.). Truthfully, isn’t that a part of what makes consolation meals so good?

  • Apples. Much 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 it’s also possible to use a semisweet apple, like gala or honeycrisp (these are additionally nice for making apple dumplings, so in case you 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 at present, identical to when making my oatmeal raisin cookies. Truthfully, I even assume the crisp a part of this recipe even tastes like a crumbled oatmeal cookie!
  • Brown sugar. I add gentle brown sugar to each the apples and the crisp elements of this recipe. Darkish brown sugar may work too, however the taste will probably 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. Should you’ve made my streusel recipe, you understand how a lot of a recreation changer melted butter might be when making a crumb topping! As we speak’s crisp is not any totally different. Not solely is that this technique a lot simpler than utilizing chilly butter and a pastry cutter, but it surely additionally yields a extra buttery taste!

SAM’S TIP: This recipe was designed for a tart or candy/tart apple, so in the event you use sweeter apples, remember the fact that this can lead to a sweeter crisp.

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

The way to 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 possibly can cowl the crisp with foil if it begins to get too darkish whereas baking.
  6. Serve heat with vanilla ice cream, and revel in!

SAM’S TIP: Crisp just isn’t 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. Should you’d wish to make apple cobbler as an alternative, you may at all times 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 greatest outcomes.

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

Incessantly Requested Questions

How do I make apple crisp upfront?

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.

When you find yourself able to bake, uncover your apples, scatter the ready topping on prime (it could be a bit agency, simply break it up with a fork), and bake in response to 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 means of, about 20 minutes.

How ought to apple crisp be saved?

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

Notice 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 a bit bit enthusiastic about fall baking!

Take pleasure in!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! Should you do that recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram, and it’s also possible to discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Apple Crisp Recipe

This traditional apple crisp recipe might 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!