Desserts

Apple Crisp

This simple old-fashioned dessert is baked with sweet and tart apples and topped with a brown sugar oat crumble. Apple Crisp is one of the best homemade fall desserts. Serve with vanilla ice cream for extra decadence.

Apple Crisp - This simple old-fashioned dessert is baked with sweet and tart apples and topped with a brown sugar oat crumble. One of the best homemade fall desserts. Serve with vanilla ice cream for extra decadence.

It’s fall so you know what that means? Bring out all the yummy apple desserts! 

Pumpkin desserts get enough attention and I think apple desserts deserve a little bit more recognition. That’s why I wanted to share this easy classic recipe. Everyone needs to make at least one Apple Crisp during the fall season.

I mean, what’s not to love? Tart apples are baked from scratch in sweetness with a brown sugar oat crumble topping. I love mine with a scoop of French Vanilla ice cream. The cold and creamy ice cream melts with the heat. It’s pure heaven.

Apple Crisp - This simple old-fashioned dessert is baked with sweet and tart apples and topped with a brown sugar oat crumble. One of the best homemade fall desserts. Serve with vanilla ice cream for extra decadence.

Ingredients

You’ll need to grab these ingredients to make this recipe.

  • Lemon juice
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Honeycrisp apples

For the oat topping:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Large flake oats
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Butter

Apple Crisp - This simple old-fashioned dessert is baked with sweet and tart apples and topped with a brown sugar oat crumble. One of the best homemade fall desserts. Serve with vanilla ice cream for extra decadence.

How to Make

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350F. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix together lemon juice, cinnamon and sugar. Add apple slices and mix to combine. Spread into a 9×13 baking pan.
  3. To make the oat topping, stir together the stir together flour, large flake oats, brown sugar and salt in another bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Spread the topping on top of the apples in the baking pan.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve hot.

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Apple Crisp - This simple old-fashioned dessert is baked with sweet and tart apples and topped with a brown sugar oat crumble. One of the best homemade fall desserts. Serve with vanilla ice cream for extra decadence.

What Kind of Apples to Use for Apple Crisp

I like Honeycrisp Apples for baking, but there are other good varieties you can use as well.

You could also try:

  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Braeburn Apples
  • Pink Lady Apples
  • Cortland Apples
  • Fuji Apples
  • Jonagold Apples
  • Golden Delicious

Topping Ideas

Apple Crisp is amazing on its own, but if you want it up it a notch you could add some toppings.

Try some of these suggestions:

Storage Instructions

Store any leftovers in the fridge, covered, for up to three days. You can eat it cold if you like, but I prefer to heat mine in the microwave first.

Apple Crisp freezes well. Bake it as directed and then let it cool completely. Cover it with aluminum foil and store in the fridge for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to enjoy, thaw it in the fridge overnight. Heat in the oven at 350F for about 20 minutes.

Apple Desserts

This Apple Crisp recipe is one of the best I’ve tried. I hope you enjoy it, too!

Apple Crisp - This simple old-fashioned dessert is baked with sweet and tart apples and topped with a brown sugar oat crumble. One of the best homemade fall desserts. Serve with vanilla ice cream for extra decadence.

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This simple old-fashioned dessert is baked with sweet and tart apples and topped with a brown sugar oat crumble. One of the best homemade fall desserts. Serve with vanilla ice cream for extra decadence.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 6 Honeycrisp apples, peeled and sliced

Oat Crumble

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup large flake oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together lemon juice, cinnamon and sugar. Add apple slices and mix to combine. Spread into a 9x13 baking pan.

Oat Crumble

  1. In another bowl, stir together flour, large flake oats, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly. Spread on top of apples in the baking pan.
  2. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 6gSugar: 64gProtein: 3g

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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