I got this delicious Apple Crisp recipe from a friend last Fall. It’s the perfect ratio of apples to crunchy topping. It’s butter-y with the perfect mix of sweet and tart and just the right amount of cinnamon. You’re going to love it! I have a recipe on the site called Old Fashioned Apple Crisp, which is my family’s recipe. The main differences are that this one has a little more cinnamon, a little more lemon juice, and some flour in the topping instead of just oatmeal.
I hate admitting this, but we usually opt for this recipe now. Although, I do love making the old-fashioned one that doesn’t have flour when we have visitors who can’t have gluten.
But for those of you reading that don’t have gluten allergies, give this Apple Crisp a shot! It’s absolutely delicious! Or even better, make both of them this season and see which one you like best.
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Step-by-Step Photos for How to Make Apple Crisp
Tips for How to Make Apple Crisp
- I like to use a variety of apples to get more depth of flavor. If you only have one kind of apple on hand, no worries. Apple crisp tastes good with any kind of apple.
- Use an apple peeler and corer to peel and slice the apples.
- When making the topping, I like to cut the butter into small pieces before I mix it in with the other ingredients.
- If using unsalted butter for the topping, add another 1/8-1/4 tsp salt.
- For gluten-free apple crisp, I recommend using a good gluten-free flour blend, or you could try my Old Fashioned Apple Crisp.
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream.
- Apple Peeler and Corer
- 8×8 Baking Dish
- 9-inch Deep Pie Dish
- Citrus Press
- Pastry Cutter/Blender
- Ice Cream Scoop
- 4-5 large apples peeled and sliced (I like to use a variety of apples to get more depth of flavor.)
- 2 tsp lemon juice, fresh or imitation
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- FOR TOPPING:
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup old-fashioned oats
- ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp salt (a few pinches)
- ½ cup butter, salted (If using unsalted, add another ⅛-1/4 tsp salt.)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees, prepare an 8x8 or 9-inch-deep circle dish with cooking spray, and set aside.
- Place the sliced apples in the dish.
- Next, sprinkle the lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon, vanilla, and pinch of salt over the apples and toss to coat as evenly as possible. Set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well and then add the butter (I like to cut it into smaller pieces), and mix it in with a pastry blender or your hands. You want the mixture to be crumbly but stick together if you press it together in your hand.
- Once the topping is ready, evenly sprinkle it over the prepared apples.
- Bake in a 375-degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until apples are fork-tender and the crisp topping is nice and browned.
- Enjoy! Don't forget the vanilla ice cream.
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