This Apple Crisp is the best ever! Made with tart apples and topped with the most delicious cinnamon oatmeal topping. Serve it with some vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce and you’re going to fall in love!
I think one of the best smells of fall (or any time of the year really) is apple pie or crisp baking in the oven. Don’t you agree? There is just something about walking into your house and smelling the apples and cinnamon baking away. . .it’s heavenly!
I have always loved apple crisp and a couple months ago my friend Andrea brought some to an open house. After helping myself to two servings of it, I begged her for the recipe. Ok, I didn’t really have to beg, she gladly gave it to me. She said it was the recipe she got in high school Home Economics class. When she sent me a copy of the recipe I had to laugh because she still has the original recipe she wrote on an index card in high school. She had some pretty sweet handwriting back then :).
Anyway, this is currently my favorite apple crisp, seriously. The topping is sweet, crunchy and so, so good. Andrea and I completely think alike because told me she always doubles the topping when she makes it. . .I totally would have done that even if she hadn’t suggested it.
Make sure you serve this up with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream! The caramel sauce is strictly optional, but highly recommended. I used my homemade caramel sauce and oh my heck, this one of the best desserts ever!
Thanks Andrea for sharing!
- 4 cups tart apples, peeled and chopped or sliced (I use granny smith)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I use freshly ground)
- 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place apples in a medium bowl and gently toss with cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice. Arrange in an 8×8 pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg and stir until combined. Add diced butter and using clean fingertips, rub butter into dry mixture until it comes together into small crumbles. (You can also do this in an electric mixer, just combine ingredients on low speed).
- Evenly spread oatmeal mixture over apples and bake 30-40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender.
- Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
- Category: Desserts
Recipe Source: Slightly adapted from my friend Andrea
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