Every fall, it has become a tradition of mine to bake an apple crisp after going on my first apple picking adventure of the season. Now, I know people say "best ever," and it's not always accurate, BUT, I swear, I've been making apple crisp for years, and I truly have yet to top this amazing apple crisp recipe.
I found this recipe years ago on a blog called Scrumpdillyicious, and I have never had a better apple crisp. It has everything I'm looking for in an apple crisp recipe - it's very simple to make, no overly-complicated ingredients, and it has a super crunchy oat topping that I could eat all on it's own, because c'mon, that's the BEST part of any crisp.
You can whip this baby up quickly and serve it on a beautiful fall afternoon while watching some football, or while watching a spooky movie to get into the Halloween spirit. This is also a great recipe to make around the holidays because it's so easy and will be enjoyed by everyone. Guaranteed.
This particular recipe only serves about 4-6 people, so I usually double or triple it. Serve it with a dollop (or two...or ten...) of vanilla ice cream, and BAM, you got all the cozy, fall feels in one wonderful dessert!
This recipe makes about 4-6 servings.
Here's What You Need:
For the apple mixture:
4-6 large-sized apples (Gala, Honeycrisp, or Granny Smith work well, but any crisp apple will work)
2 tbsp ground cinnamon + more if desired to sprinkle on top
For the crisp oat topping:
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup melted salted butter
Here's What To Do:
Preheat oven to 375°F
Core (if desired, with an apple corer - this part is not necessary but helpful!), peel, and slice the apples into eighths or sixteenths
Place apples in a bowl with the ground cinnamon and gently toss to coat, making sure all apple slices have cinnamon on them
Pour apples into an 8 or 9-inch square glass baking dish
For the topping: mix the flour, brown sugar, and oats together in a large bowl, and mix well
Pour the melted butter evenly over the mixture and mix well until a crumble-like texture forms - you can use your hands or a fork or spoon for this
Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples and bake at 375°F for about 30 minutes
Serve warm or at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
This apple crisp will stay fresh tightly covered in the fridge for about 3-5 days. You can reheat it if desired to enjoy it warm.