This is the best homemade apple crisp! It’s the perfect fall dessert, with warm cinnamon apples topped with a crunchy crumbly topping.
This apple crisp recipe is my favorite way to eat apples in a dessert. There’s just something about the soft warm apples, with the crunchy apple crisp topping that is irresistible. Especially when it’s all topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This apple crisp is the perfect fall recipe, it’s got tender warm apples in every bite, with the perfect flavor of cinnamon. Exactly what I want my fall to taste like, and especially how I want my house to smell in the fall. As this apple crisp bakes up in the oven, the smell wafting from the oven is just heavenly. The perfect combination of apples, and cinnamon, and buttery oatmeal crisp goodness.
There’s just something about a warm dessert like this, especially served with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top. They’re my very favorite kind of desserts, this apple crisp included, along with my molten lava cake, berry crisp, and pumpkin cobbler! These are some desserts you cannot miss!
What kind of apples are best for apple crisp?
This crisp recipe is made with fresh apples, that are peeled, cored and sliced up nicely. The best kind of apples are apples that are will hold their structure, and not just turn into mush when baking up. Granny smith are the best choice, because they’re slightly tart, and pair perfectly with the sweetness of the topping.
Some other apples that will work well for this crisp are honey crisp, braeburn, or jonagold. These apples are nice and crisp, and a little tart and a little sweet and usually bake up well.
Instead of apples, you could also use pears, or peaches too.
How to make Apple Crisp?
In a medium sized bowl, you’ll mix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt for your crumble topping. Cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs, some bigger pieces are fine. Carefully stir in your oats. Set the mixture aside till you need it.
If you haven’t already, peel, core and slice up your apples. I like the apples cut thin so that we can make sure they’re all soft and tender when baked up. You should end up with about 5 cups of apples. In a large bowl, toss your apples with the flour, sugar and cinnamon. Then pour the lemon juice over the top and toss that all up. Spread the apples out into a 9×9 pan (or other similar sized pan).
Spread the crumble topping over the top of the apples evenly. Bake it all up until the top is golden and the filling is nice and bubbly. Allow the crisp to cool for just a few minutes, then serve it up warm. Of course with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top.
This apple crisp is the best fall dessert. The perfect way to cozy up on a cool fall day, with a warm bowl of this apple crumble!
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For the Crumble Topping:
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 6 TBS butter
- 1/2 cup oats
For the Apple Filling:
- 5 cups chopped apples (cored and peeled too)
- 2 TBS flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 TBS lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium sized bowl.
- Dice up the butter and add it into the mixture. Use two forks or a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Fold in the oats. Set aside in the fridge till needed.
For the Apple Filling:
- Place the apples in a large bowl and toss them with the flour, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Fold till they are coated well.
- Pour the apples into a greased 9x9in pan or other pan with a similar size (about 2.5 quarts)
- Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly over the apples.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes until the apples are bubbling, and the topping is golden brown and crisp.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes then serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.