Apple crisp is the BEST fall dessert! Layers of warm cinnamon coated apples topped with a buttery, oat topping that takes minutes to prepare! Apple crisp takes only a few basic ingredients, seasonal apples and half the time of making an apple pie!
Slices of crisp apples topped with a crumble topping of oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple sugar. Warm apple crisp is the perfect fall dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Looking for an easy fall dessert? This apple dessert is super simple to make!
This apple crisp recipe comes from our family farm kitchen and tastes just like grandma used to make! Old-fashioned apple crisp is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with a simple caramel sauce. The kitchen will smell like apples, cinnamon, and maple.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
- Easy to make fall dessert. Takes only minutes combine the ingredients!
- Made with simple ingredients, readily available in your local grocery store.
- Prep ahead of time – Can be made ahead of time and served the next day.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Apples – Use whatever type of apples you prefer. Our favorites are Granny Smith, Macoun, or McIntosh.
- Lemon juice – Helps keep your apples fresh and stop them from turning brown.
- All-purpose flour
- Brown sugar
- Old-fashioned rolled oats
- Granulated maple sugar – Adds a unique flavor to this apple crisp recipe. Order it here.
- Ground cinnamon & nutmeg
- Unsalted butter – Let’s you control the amount of salt in your baked goods.
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I used granulated maple sugar easy apple crisp a unique flavor! If you don’t have a sugar house or a local apple orchard that carries granulated maple sugar near you- order it HERE.
Granulated maple sugar is the granulated maple form of pure maple syrup. It’s a little expensive, but won’t ever go bad. Keep it with the rest of your spices in a cool, dry place such as your pantry.
I love apples and simple to make desserts. This one is one of our family’s favorites! Perfect for Thanksgiving, potlucks or any occasion.
How to make Apple Crisp
Step 1: Combine the flour, brown sugar, maple sugar, rolled oats, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Combine all of the ingredients well. Set aside.
Step 2: Peel the apples, core, cut into slices, and toss in lemon juice.
Use whatever apple variety you prefer. I used McIntosh and Gala apples for this apple crisp recipe. This dessert is as simple as it gets. But, who doesn’t love warm apples dusted with cinnamon, nutmeg, and topped with an oatmeal crumble topping?!
Step 3: Spray a 10 or 12-inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray. Or, if you prefer you can use a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
Step 4: Remove the apple slices from the lemon juice and discard the lemon juice. Spread the apple slices in the bottom of the skillet. Cover with apple crisp topping.
Step 4: Place the cast iron skillet or baking dish on a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper. This will help catch any juices that overflow.
Step 5: Cover the skillet or baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 60 minutes.
I think it’s a personal choice. My family prefer the apples to be peeled. But, you’re welcome to leave the apple skins on.
A crisp is a baked fruit dessert topped with a crisp layer of cinnamon topping. Apple crumble is similar to apple crisp, however does not generally contain oatmeal or nuts in the topping.
We love using Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Macoun and McIntosh apple varieties for apple crisp or apple crumble. They are crisp and tart and hold up nicely with this apple recipe.
I wish you could smell this warm apple crisp! It’s so delicious and the perfect fall dessert. It’s probably one of the easiest fall desserts to make!
More Fall Recipes
- Apple Cider Donuts
- Apple Hand Pies
- Apple Fritters
- Caramel Apple Pie
- Caramel Apples
- Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Donuts
- Pumpkin Waffles
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¾ cup granulated maple sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (softened)
- 10-12 large apples (peeled, cored, sliced)
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
- Combine the flour, brown sugar, maple sugar, rolled oats, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Combine all of the ingredients well. Set aside.
- Spray a 10 or 12-inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray. Or, if you prefer you can use a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Remove the apple slices from the lemon juice and discard the lemon juice. Spread the apple slices in the bottom of the skillet. Cover with apple crisp topping.
- Place the cast iron skillet or baking dish on a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper. This will help catch any juices that overflow.
- Cover the skillet or baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 60 minutes.
- Towards the very end of the baking process, maybe the last 10 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and let crisp up the top.
- Remove from the oven when apple juices are bubbling up around the edges. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce if desired.
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