Apple Crisp

 

To me, nothing says fall like cozy desserts: warm pumpkin pie, apple cider donuts, and of course, apple crisp.  Apple crisp is a classic.  There’s nothing not to love about warm, gooey baked apple slices with a sweet crumble topping and some melty vanilla ice cream.  Especially during fall when there is an abundance of apples that are in season and extra delicious! 

 

 

 

In this recipe, I use Granny Smith apples to create a perfect balance of tart and sweet flavors and slivered almonds in my crumb topping for a nutty, crunchy touch.  Though the classic recipe uses butter, you can easily make it dairy-free and vegan by swapping the butter with a dairy-free alternative!  This is truly a recipe that everyone can enjoy.  Try making it for your family or serving it at your next dinner party to impress your guests.  It’s the perfect comfort food on a chilly autumn day!

 

FAQ:

 

Can I make this recipe dairy-free/vegan?

Yes!  You can easily make this recipe dairy-free by swapping the butter with margarine or another dairy-free butter substitute.

 

Can I make this recipe nut-free?

Yes!  If you have a nut allergy or nut sensitivity, you can make this recipe nut-free by swapping the ¼ cup of nuts with an additional ¼ cup of old-fashioned rolled oats.

 

Do I need to peel the apples?

This is a personal preference.  If you like the chewy texture of the apple skin, feel free to leave it on.  I personally like to peel the apples for a smoother texture.

 

Can I use another type of apple instead of Granny Smith?

Yes, you can swap Granny Smith apples with another apple variety.  I use Granny Smith since they provide a good balance of tart and sweet flavors, but if you want a apple sweeter crisp, you can use a sweeter type of apple.  If you use another type of apple, make sure it is a crisp, sturdy apple that can hold its structure when baked.  Empire, Fuji, Honey Crisp, and Golden Delicious apples all work well.  A softer, less sturdy apple like a Macintosh will yield an undesirable, mushy texture.  

 

3 tips for the best possible apple crisp:

 

1. Make sure to cut your apples in very thin, even slices so that they all cook through

2. Use dark brown sugar rather than light brown sugar for a richer, more caramel-like taste

3. Serve your apple crisp fresh.  The crisp will keep in the fridge for a few days after you make it, but the topping will quickly lose its crispiness when stored so the sooner you eat it, the better. 

 

Apple Crisp Recipe


 Prep Time:
15 minutes
 Cook Time:
45 minutes
 Total Time:
60 minutes
 Serves:
4

 


Ingredients:

  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup slivered or chopped almonds
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Directions:
 
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a small baking dish.  
  2. In a large bowl, toss the apple slices with the lemon juice, half of the cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.  Place the apple slices in the baking dish and set aside
  3. Prepare the crumble topping.  Place the oats, almonds, flour, remaining sugar, remaining cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl and mix, working the butter into the dry ingredients, until you have a crumby consistency and there are no chunks of butter remaining.
  4. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the apple slices in the baking dish.  Bake for 45 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top.

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To me, nothing says fall like cozy desserts: warm pumpkin pie, apple cider donuts, and of course, apple crisp.  Apple crisp is a classic.  There’s nothing not to love about warm, gooey baked apple slices with a sweet crumble topping and some melty vanilla ice cream.  Especially during fall when there is an abundance of apples that are in season and extra delicious! 

 

 

 

In this recipe, I use Granny Smith apples to create a perfect balance of tart and sweet flavors and slivered almonds in my crumb topping for a nutty, crunchy touch.  Though the classic recipe uses butter, you can easily make it dairy-free and vegan by swapping the butter with a dairy-free alternative!  This is truly a recipe that everyone can enjoy.  Try making it for your family or serving it at your next dinner party to impress your guests.  It’s the perfect comfort food on a chilly autumn day!

 

FAQ:

 

Can I make this recipe dairy-free/vegan?

Yes!  You can easily make this recipe dairy-free by swapping the butter with margarine or another dairy-free butter substitute.

 

Can I make this recipe nut-free?

Yes!  If you have a nut allergy or nut sensitivity, you can make this recipe nut-free by swapping the ¼ cup of nuts with an additional ¼ cup of old-fashioned rolled oats.

 

Do I need to peel the apples?

This is a personal preference.  If you like the chewy texture of the apple skin, feel free to leave it on.  I personally like to peel the apples for a smoother texture.

 

Can I use another type of apple instead of Granny Smith?

Yes, you can swap Granny Smith apples with another apple variety.  I use Granny Smith since they provide a good balance of tart and sweet flavors, but if you want a apple sweeter crisp, you can use a sweeter type of apple.  If you use another type of apple, make sure it is a crisp, sturdy apple that can hold its structure when baked.  Empire, Fuji, Honey Crisp, and Golden Delicious apples all work well.  A softer, less sturdy apple like a Macintosh will yield an undesirable, mushy texture.  

 

3 tips for the best possible apple crisp:

 

1. Make sure to cut your apples in very thin, even slices so that they all cook through

2. Use dark brown sugar rather than light brown sugar for a richer, more caramel-like taste

3. Serve your apple crisp fresh.  The crisp will keep in the fridge for a few days after you make it, but the topping will quickly lose its crispiness when stored so the sooner you eat it, the better. 

 

Apple Crisp Recipe


 Prep Time:
15 minutes
 Cook Time:
45 minutes
 Total Time:
60 minutes
 Serves:
4

 


Ingredients:

  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup slivered or chopped almonds
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Directions:
 
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a small baking dish.  
  2. In a large bowl, toss the apple slices with the lemon juice, half of the cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.  Place the apple slices in the baking dish and set aside
  3. Prepare the crumble topping.  Place the oats, almonds, flour, remaining sugar, remaining cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl and mix, working the butter into the dry ingredients, until you have a crumby consistency and there are no chunks of butter remaining.
  4. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the apple slices in the baking dish.  Bake for 45 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top.

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