Fall in love with this Apple Crisp Recipe! A simple, from-scratch, family favorite recipe that always goes over well regardless of who you’re serving it to, with a buttery kick!
Today I’m happy to be sharing this easy Apple Crisp Recipe. I love this dessert for so many reasons! I always have the ingredients on hand, it’s easy to throw together, it’s so so comforting, delicious any time of year and is really really hard to screw up.
I haven’t always loved the texture of baked apples (and cooked fruit in general), but the older I’ve gotten, the more I realized I could handle cooked fruit…as long as it had plenty on ‘cobbler’ or ‘crisp’ topping. That is, after all, the best part of cobblers and crisps, right? If it was socially acceptable to eat an apple crisp minus the apple, I totally would…and with vanilla ice cream too! But alas, that is not technically a dessert, so we add the apples. Still delicious!
How to make Apple Crisp:
- Butter your baking dish and preheat oven to 35o degrees.
- Prepare your filling by peeling, coring and slicing the apples.
- Toss with flour, sugar, melted butter and lemon juice. Pour those into your prepared pan.
- For the topping, cut cold butter into a flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt and oat mixture. Finish by mixing with your hands to bring it together.
- Top the prepared apples with clumps of crisp topping and spread evenly.
- Bake 35-45 minutes or until apples are soft. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
What is the difference between apple crumble and apple crisp?
Believe it or not, the only big difference between the two is oats! The topping for an apple crisp has oats and sometimes nuts, making it more ‘crispy’. The topping for an apple crumble is more of a streusel, made just with flour, sugar and butter. Canada and the US make these distinctions between the two. In other countries, both terms are used interchangeably.
To turn this recipe into an Apple Crumble, simply omit the oats. Voila! Apple Crumble!
What apples should I use for Apple Crisp?
I prefer a tart granny smith apple for any apple cobbler, crisp or pie. It holds its shape well, doesn’t get mushy after baking, is always available and relatively inexpensive. Other great options would include: honeycrisp, braeburn or pink lady.
Can you make Apple Crisp in advance?
Yes, you sure can! You can assemble the entire apple crisp up to 6 hours in advance and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake. Then pop into a preheated oven and bake.
You can also bake it ahead, cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or back in the oven.
Other Apple Recipes you will love:
- Salted Caramel Apple Crumble
- Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
- Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Danish
- Apple Streusel Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze
Buttery Apple Crisp Recipe
Fall in love with this Apple Crisp Recipe! A simple, from-scratch, family favorite recipe that always goes over well regardless of who you're serving it to, with a buttery kick!
For the apple filling:
For the crisp topping:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a medium size casserole dish and set aside.
Peel and core apples. Slice into thin pieces and place into large bowl. Toss together with sugar, melted butter, flour, cinnamon and lemon juice. Pour into prepared pan and spread to even out.
For the crisp topping: measure all ingredients into a large bowl and use a pastry cutter to blend butter into dry ingredients. Mix 1-2 minutes using your hands to soften the butter slightly and have the topping come together in clumps. Spread topping evenly over the apples.
Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes or until apples are soft. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.