Nov 5 2014

Fall Dessert Recipe: Apple Crisp

Happy Wednesday!  How has your week been going so far?  If this just isn’t your week, hang in there!  The weekend will be here before you know it.  I am sharing a recipe with you today for a delicious treat that is sure to put you in a happier mood!

One of my favorite things to bake in the fall is apple crisp.  I got this recipe from my mom (not sure where she got it from originally) and have been making it for years.   It is easy to make, doesn’t require any fancy ingredients and will make your house smell like fall!  Seriously anyone can make this, I promise you!  You do not have to be good at baking.  I’ve included lots of pictures for you and step by step instructions too.  For those of you baking pros I’ve noted the directions again at the very bottom without pictures in between.

Ingredients:

apple crisp ingredients

Topping:

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into smaller cubes

Apples:

  • 4 large tart cooking apples (about 4 cups when cut)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Heat oven to 375°.  Grease small baking dish with butter (I use the stick of butter I use for the topping and rub along the bottom and sides of the dish).  In small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, and cinnamon (note: when measuring the brown sugar, press firmly into measuring cup.  This is what is meant by “packed brown sugar”).  Add butter to rest of topping ingredients combining with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles course crumbs (once mostly combined, get in their with your hands and mash the butter into the dry ingredients).  Set aside.

pastery cutter

crumb topping

Peel and core apples. (I love this part…its therapeutic for me.  I always try to see how many apples I can peel in a solid strand.  This time 3 out of 4…not bad!  Anyone else do this?)

apple peels

Cut apples into thin slices and then cut slices into 1/2 inch cubes (doesn’t need to be all that precise.  Just make them roughly the same size pieces).  In a medium bowl, toss apples with sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon (I measure the cinnamon very liberally because I love the flavor).

apples and sugar

Pour apple mixture into baking dish.  Sprinkle crumb topping over apples.

ready to bake

Bake for about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork.

baked apple crisp

Serve as is, or add ice cream!  Enjoy!

dessert is served

Directions:

Heat oven to 375°.  Grease bottom and sides of small baking dish (8×8) with butter or shortening.  In small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, and cinnamon.  Add butter to rest of topping ingredients combining with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles course crumbs.  Set aside.

Peel and core apples.  Cut apples into thin slices and then cut slices into 1/2 inch cubes.  In a medium bowl, toss apples with sugar and cinnamon.  Pour apple mixture into baking dish.  Sprinkle crumb topping over apples.  Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork.  Serve with ice cream if you wish.  Enjoy!

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*This dessert is very sweet!  You can definitely adjust the recipe and add less sugar to the apples before you add the crumb topping.

Hope you enjoy!  What do you enjoy baking in the fall?  Please share in the comments section!

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4 comments on “Fall Dessert Recipe: Apple Crisp

    • Thanks Kim! Yes definitely so much easier than making a pie. That’s why I love making it so much! Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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