My husband and I love apple crisp. Our favorite apple crisp was from a chain called Uno Pizzaria that we used to visit in NY. They had a dessert called the All American, which was basically apple crisp and vanilla ice cream with little American flags. Because anything is better with mini American flags. We haven't been to Uno's since we left NY, but we still have fond memories of the All-American. We have tried many apple crisps since then and none has been as good. We have made great apple desserts like Apple Crescents, but I have never been able to find something that tastes as good as our favorite restaurant dessert. Until I made this Easy Apple Crisp.
Why Easy Apple Crisp is awesome
- The ultimate feel-good, cozy dessert
- All the best flavors of fall in one dish
- The classic dessert is ready in about an hour
- apples sliced thin this recipe works with a variety of apples, particularly firm and crisp apples like granny smiths and Honeycrisp
- white sugar
- all-purpose flour
- For topping:
- brown sugar
- quick cook oats
- baking soda
- baking powder
How to make easy apple crisp
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel and core apples, then slice thinly. I love my OXO Good Grips Apple Corer for this job. So easy! If you are looking for something that peels and cores at the same time check this thing out. It even works on potatoes!
For this recipe, you will need 5 cups of apples. Any type of apple you would use in an apple pie that would hold up well during baking would work well with this recipe. Personally, I love the tartness of a Granny Smith apple.
Put the apples in a large zip-top bag and add ½ cup white sugar, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 ½ teaspoons of flour. Zip bag and shake to coat all the apples evenly.
Pour the coated apples into a pie plate or baking dish.
To make the topping, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter to the mixture and stir until crumbs are formed.
Generously sprinkle the crumbles of crumb topping over the apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until the oat topping turns golden brown.
Your house will smell amazing. Kids will come out of the woodwork to discover what is creating the heavenly scent.
You know you're going to have to share this, right? The tender apples are best served warm. My favorite apple crisp toppings are a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. For an extra treat drizzle some caramel sauce on top. If you have some mini American flags on hand, stick them in the ice cream because this easy apple crisp recipe is as good as our restaurant favorite.
Easy Apple Crisp
- 5 cups of apples sliced thin this recipe works with a variety of apples, particularly firm and crisp apples like granny smiths
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoons of flour
- For topping:
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- ½ cup of flour
- ½ cup quick cook oats
- ⅛ teaspoon of baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon of baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon of nutmeg
- ¼ cup of melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel and core apples, then slice thinly.
- Put the apples in a large zip top bag and add ½ cup white sugar, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 ½ teaspoons of flour. Zip bag and shake to coat all the apples evenly.
- Pour the coated apples into a pie pan.
- To make the topping, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg in a bowl. Add the melted butter and mix until crumbs are formed.
- Generously sprinkle the crumbs over the apples.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
It does not, making it much easier to prepare than an apple pie.
Many use the terms interchangeably, but typically, apple cobbler has a biscuit topping while apple crisp has a streusel type topping made with oats.
Store leftover apple crisp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.