If I had to only eat one dessert the rest of my life it would be apple crisp. My mom made it a lot growing up especially this time of the year (fall) and would take it out to the field while we harvested. I've played with this recipe over the years but this version I am sharing with you today is what I have been making for about 6 years now. I have made it so many times that similar to my bread recipe, I don't look at my recipe book when I make it. If you love apple crisp as much as I do but are looking for something new and exciting try this Blueberry Peach Crisp.
Ingredients in a Traditional Apple Crisp
- White Sugar
- Lemon Juice
- Rolled Oats
- Brown Sugar
This is a super simple apple crisp recipe, you can throw it together in about 10 minutes and let it bake away while you prepare the rest of supper. There is no need for a fall themed candle when it is apple crisp day 😉
A note on what apples to use in Traditional Apple Crisp
Before we get started I would like to make a note on sugar. ALOT of recipes call for a significant amount of sugar in Apple Crisp. I do not think you need that much. It ultimately depends on the sweetness of the apple you are using. If it is more tart then you'll want to up the sugar that is mixed in with the apples. So this recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of white sugar to be mixed in with the apples this is plenty enough for any sweet apple. If you have an extra tart apple double this amount to 2 tablespoons.
Apples that are good for Baking
- Honeycrisp - Sweet
- Granny Smith - Tart
- Melrose - Tart
- Winesnap - Tart
- Braeburn - Sweet
- Golden Delicious - Sweet
- Golden Nugget - Sweet
- Cortland - Tart
- Nova Easygro - Sweet
- McIntosh - Tart can be sweet if picked in early winter (Canada's National Apple, Breaks down more in baking but still good to use!)
- Northern Spy - Sweet
- Spartan Apples - Sweet & Tart
- Ambrosia - Sweet
Traditional Apple Crisp
- 6 Apples Peeled, cut into even sized pieces
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon White Granulated Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Flour
- ½ Cup Flour
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup Butter
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- Peel and Cut the Apples. You can do this however you want. I like to peel the apple then use an apple slicer and cut each apple wedge into about 4 bite sized pieces. Lots of people will just leave the wedges as is but I like bit sized pieces as it gives a better eating experience.
- Add the flour, white sugar, lemon juice and flour to the apples. Toss or Stir to coat.
- Combine butter, flour, and cinnamon in a bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until you get coarse crumbs. Add in the Rolled out and stir to combine.
- To a greased 8x8 dish pan, 2.5 Qt or 2.3 L casserole dish add the apple mixture. Now add the Crumble on top. Press down mixture so it is flat on the top.
- Bake at 350°F for 50-60 Minutes until the apples are tender. Serve warm or cold. Goes best with a scoop of vanilla ice cream while writing a review for this recipe. 😋