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Apple Crisp is the best fall dessert! It's sweet, it's warm, it's cozy, and it's absolutely delicious. This easy apple crisp recipe is so simple and has the best homemade apple crisp topping. It's crumbly and sweet and adds the perfect texture when layered on top of the apple filling. Serve it with ice cream and everyone will devour it!

Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 420kcal
Apple Crisp is the best fall dessert! It's sweet, it's warm, it's cozy, and it's absolutely delicious. This easy apple crisp recipe is so simple and has the best homemade apple crisp topping. It's crumbly and sweet and adds the perfect texture when layered on top of the apple filling. Serve it with ice cream and everyone will devour it!
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Equipment

Ingredients

For the Apple Filling

  • 8 cups sliced Granny Smith apples 904 grams, from about 6 apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 14 grams, from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest from 1 orange
  • ¼ cup brown sugar 52 grams
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon apple pie spice 4 grams

For the Crumble Topping

  • ½ cup unsalted butter 113 grams, room temperature (1 stick)
  • ½ cup brown sugar 107 grams
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 120 grams
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • ¼ cup quick oats 23 grams

Instructions

For the Apple Filling

  • Wash and dry the apples. The apples can be peeled or unpeeled; it’s a personal preference. Slice the apples into 1/4-inch slices and place in a large bowl.
    8 cups sliced Granny Smith apples
  • Squeeze the lemon juice over the apple slices and toss so the apples slices are covered with lemon juice. This will prevent the apple slices from browning.
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Add the orange zest, brown sugar, kosher salt and pie spice. Mix well.
    2 tablespoons orange zest, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, 1¼ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Pour the apples into the prepared baking dish and set aside.

For the Crumble Topping

  • In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, flour, salt, pie spice, and oats. Mix and squeeze the mixture with your fingers until it clumps in pea-sized pieces. It should be a little drier than cookie dough. If it is too moist, add a little flour until it is pea and smaller size pieces.
    ½ cup unsalted butter, ½ cup brown sugar, 1 cup all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon apple pie spice, ¼ cup quick oats
  • Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the apples to cover the apples, in a thin layer, but leave some of the fruit peeking through.

To Bake:

  • Place the Apple Crisp on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake at 375°F 45-60 minutes until the apples are bubbling and the crumble is golden brown.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with caramel, if desired.

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Notes

Storage: Store apple crisp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 573IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg