Let every feeling of fall wash over you when you take the first bite of this apple crisp. Decadent, crumbly morsels house, gooey slices of apple. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to create the perfect fall dessert.
Through all of these fall and holiday recipes, there’s nothing that quite hits the spot like this crispy, delicious apple crisp. The only recipes I can think of that come close are my Cinnamon Rolls or Caramel Sticky Buns. Whatever recipe is your favorite for the fall, I guarantee you’ll love this one.
How to Make
- Prep – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and coat your baking dish with nonstick spray or softened butter.
- Make the topping – Combine all the ingredients for the crumb topping, except the butter, in a medium bowl. Mix well. Add the butter and use your hands or a pastry cutter to mix it together until crumb forms.
- Prepare the apples – In a bowl, mix the apple filling ingredients. Pour apples in your baking dish. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the apples.
- Bake – Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Let rest after removing from the oven for 10 minutes.
- Serve – Top with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Serve and enjoy!
Top Tips For The Perfect Apple Crisp
- Mix the apples in a bowl – If you prefer, you can toss the apple and cinnamon mixture in a bowl before placing it in the bottom of the dish. This may make less of a mess for you and the pan.
- What apples are best for apple crisp? – This all depends on your flavor preference. Do you like them sweeter? Use Fuji apples or Honeycrisp. Do you want a more tart taste? Go with granny smith apples, or similar. The kind of apple will be more noticeable with this recipe and my Apple Slab Pie, but isn’t very noticeable with recipes like my Salted Caramel Apple Cake or Apple Fritters.
- My filling is watery – Sometimes, the apples will release more juices than usual. If this happens and it turns your filling a little too thin, you can add some cornstarch to the mixture the next time around. You can use a slotted spoon when serving the apple crisp to ensure the excess water doesn’t transfer to the plate.
- Can apple crisp sit out overnight? – You bet it can! Of course, it won’t last as long as if it were stored in the fridge or freezer, but it will be fine for at least a couple of days.
How Do You Keep Apple Crisp from Getting Soggy?
There are a couple of ways you can ensure your apple crisp doesn’t get soggy. After it’s cooked, be sure to protect it from excess moisture. Placing it in an airtight container or tightly covering it with plastic should do the trick. Don’t cover it or store it while still warm or hot. The excess condensation will build up and drip into the apple crisp. Be sure to cook your apple crisp until it’s golden brown. If it’s undercooked, the topping will be gooey. Further, if your topping isn’t the right ratio of ingredients, it could turn out gummy. Following the recipe is important.
Storage and Reheating
- Pantry – Cover with plastic or store in a cake keeper style storage dish for up to 3 days.
- Fridge – Store, covered, in the fridge, for up to five days.
- Freezer – Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
- Reheating – Reheat using the stove or microwave.
If you enjoyed this delicious dessert, then you will certainly enjoy these other sweet options…
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon ground
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into cubes
- 5 apples thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8x8 baking dish and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp salt, and 3/4's cup brown sugar. Mix well.
- Add the butter cubes to the oat mixture and mix it in using a pastry cutter or your fingers. Mix until the mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs.
- In a separate bowl, combine the sliced apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp salt, 4 tbsp melted butter, and 2 tbsp all-purpose flour. Mix well.
- Place the apple mixture in the greased baking dish and cover the apples with the Oats mixture. Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is golden and the apples are fork-tender.
- Enjoy warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.