A super simple and delightful dessert, apple crisp is the best way to use fall’s bounty of apples from the harvest. With a crisp and crunchy topping and sweet, tender apples underneath, it’s going to be a favorite for the holidays!
What Goes Into Old Fashioned Apple Crisp?
Making an apple crisp only takes 4 simple steps. The difference between it and the iconic apple pie is that there is no crust, but rather, a crispy topping.
You will grease your baking pan and then add the apples. You’ll then add cinnamon, sugar, flour, and water. And finally, you’ll cover it with the topping and bake.
Like apple pie though, it’s excellent served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Serve it while it’s still warm to have the best flavor!
While you can certainly keep apple crisp out on the counter, properly covered, it’s best to consume it within a day. You’ll get more life out of it if you keep it in the fridge, where it will last 3 days. The topping will get soggy though, so the faster you eat it, the better!
Unfortunately, this recipe as-is is not gluten-free. However, if you use gluten-free flour and ensure the oats you use are gluten-free, then you can make it without any gluten.
Yes, you can freeze apple crisp though it is best to do so before baking it. Assemble it fully and then cover with at least 3 layers of plastic wrap followed by aluminum foil. It’s best to bake it right from the freezer within 6 months.
Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Golden Delicious all bode well for an amazing apple crisp.
- Make sure to slice your apples up evenly so they cook to the same texture.
- If going gluten-free, you can keep the same measurements, just use gluten-free replacements.
- Spread the topping mixture evenly over the top for best results.
- Serve it warm and with ice cream or whipped cream!
Dig into this fabulous old fashioned apple crisp!
Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
- 10 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a baking pan. Add sliced apples to it and spread evenly.
- Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, and water in a bowl. Add on top of apples.
- In a separate bowl, mix all topping ingredients and add on top of the apple mixture.
- Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool slightly and enjoy!