Apple crisp is one of those desserts that is perfect year round. But….I happen to make it a lot more in the fall. With the abundance of apples, plus the warm spices, this easy apple crisp makes the house smell heavenly.
What I love about crisps is that I always have the ingredients in my pantry. It’s simply a mixture of oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter. We always have apples in our fruit bowl because my kids have one every day. But you could always switch out the apples for pears, peaches, nectarines, or even berries.
Easy apple crisp starts with slicing 5 or 6 apples. I like to use Granny Smith because the tartness balances out the sugar. Other apples that are good for baking are Jonagold, Pink Lady, and if you’re in the USA, my favorite Honeycrisps. 😋
Toss the apples with the cornstarch, sugar and cinnamon and let them set while you prepare the topping. I usually do this directly in the dish I’m using (a pie dish works great) to prevent dirtying another bowl. 😉
Next, combine the brown sugar, sugar, oats, flour and cinnamon and toss to mix. Stir in the melted butter so the mixture becomes “wet.” Now, just use your hands to dot the mixture over the apples.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the top is nice and golden brown. That’s all there is to it!
Easy Apple CrispCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Granny Smith Apples 5-6 medium, peeled and sliced
Sugar 1/3 cup
Cornstarch 2 Tbsp
Cinnamon 1 tsp
All Purpose Flour 1 cup
Old Fashioned Oats 1 cup
Brown Sugar 3/4 cup
Cinnamon 1 tsp
Butter, melted 1/2 cup
Salt 1/2 tsp
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Peel and slice apples and place in baking dish.
- Pour sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon on top of apples and toss to coat.
- In a bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and melted butter. Stir until mixture is combined well and wet.
- Use your fingers to “spread” the oat mixture over the top of the apples, doing your best to cover all of the apples.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
- Refrain from baking for too long or the apples will become mushy.