Apple crisp is the epitome of the fall season – and I can’t wait to share my recipe with you. This is a simple dessert that is perfect for fall parties.
The smell of warm, sweet apples baking in the oven with sugar and spices – nothing compares! This hot and bubbly apple crisp tastes perfect with a scoop of homemade ice cream on top! Whether you make this for yourself or take it to a large family dinner, you are going to really enjoy this recipe.
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This apple crisp has a warm, cinnamon-infused apple base with a sweet, buttery oat crumble topping. It is sheer, sheer perfection.
This is the type of dessert that forms memories. It just fits with family dinners and happy times. Save this recipe to your dessert ideas Pinterest board, because you will definitely want to make it again!
When it comes to pie-baking, I can’t help but turn to a crisp-style recipe instead. I am not keen on making my own pie crust, and I just feel like “crisps” are a fantastic alternative.
How To Make Homemade Apple Crisp
Once you learn how to make apple crisp, it will become your go-to fall dessert!
Kitchen Tools Needed:
- Red Apples
- Granulated Sugar
- All-Purpose Flour
- Lemon Juice
- Brown Sugar
- Old-Fashioned Oats
Oven-Baked Apple Crisp Tips
Before we get to the recipe card, I want to share some additional tips with you. If you have some questions, please leave them in the comments.
Lemon Juice in the Apple Mixture
There are many reasons why pie and crisp recipes call for lemon juice. One of the reasons is to prevent the discoloration of the fruit in your pie/crisp.
Also, the lemon helps with flavor and in this case, it helps add some tartness to the apples.
For this recipe, you can also use apple cider in lieu of lemon juice. It would offer a different flavor but still be equally tasty.
Use Red Apples
Usually, people use tart apples in desserts, but I like how the sweeter apples taste in them! If you use the really sweet kind (like red delicious) you might want to cut back on how much sugar you use.
From Scratch Recipe
Okay, what are we all waiting for?! It’s time for some Apple Crisp deliciousness! Check out the recipe below for the full details on how to make the tastiest Apple Crisp dessert out there.
- Mixing Bowl
- Baking Dish
For the Apple Base
- 6 red apples peeled and chopped
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp lemon juice
For the Crumble Topping
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cold butter cut into pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the apple base. Mix well.
- Pour the apple mixture into the baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, mix all ingredients except for butter.
- Once ingredients are well-combined, add cold butter and use a pastry cutter to combine. Once the mixture feels like slightly wet sand, it’s ready.
- Spread the crumble topping on top of the apple mixture. Bake for about 45 minutes.
- Serve warm with a side (or a topping!) of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
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