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Freshly baked apple crisp with fresh apples and autumn leaves in the background.

Easy Apple Crisp

One of the best fruity desserts ever, this recipe boasts sweet, juicy flavors and a crisp topping whichis perfect with with vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Total Time:1 hr
Servings:10 bowls

Ingredients

  • 10 apples
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups quick oats
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Mix apples and sugar in a bowl and spread on the bottom of a cake pan.
  • Add flour to the butter and use a mixer to combine. Add oats, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Blend until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Spread the mixture over apples. Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Cool before serving, serve with your favorite ice cream on top.

Notes

  • Make sure you spread the apple mixture evenly on the bottom of the pan, not too thick, not too lumpy. The apples will cook consistently and will caramelize beautifully.
  • Cool the crisp before serving, but don’t let it harden. A few minutes at room temperature will be just enough.
  • Soften the butter at room temperature before mixing and make sure you sift your flour to avoid lumps.
  • Feel free to add a cup of chopped pecans or walnuts to the topping. They add such a wonderful crunch!
  • Stir the oats into the dessert after adding the butter. You don’t want them to break up too much.
  • I usually prepare the topping before slicing the apples (so they don’t turn brown in the meantime).
  • Use Granny Smith, Jonathan, Pacific Rose, or Braeburn for a tart apple flavor or Honeycrisp, Jazz, Fuji, or Pink Lady for a sweeter result.
  • For a classic combination, serve with vanilla ice cream. Or get creative with pumpkin ice cream, dulce de leche, rocky road, or butter pecan caramel ice cream which will take it to the next level.

Nutrition

Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 666IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg