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Apple Crisp Easy Recipe

Looking for a great way to use those freshly picked apples? Wait until you try this apple crisp easy recipe that you will make again and again.

As the temperature drops in the fall, I love playing around with different types of pumpkin and apple recipes.

Don’t you?

And this one totally hits the mark!

If you enjoy apple pie, you will love this super easy version of apple crisp. It is SO GOOD and simple to make.

It’s a great dessert for the family, a fall harvest dinner party, or even Thanksgiving dinner.

Wait until you see how delicious this recipe for apple crisp is.

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What is Apple Crisp?

Apple crisp is a delicious dessert made with baked apples and a crumbly butter topping. It is a popular dessert in many Western countries, especially in the United States and Canada, particularly during the fall and winter months when apples are in season.

In general, the basic ingredients for apple crisp typically include sliced or diced apples (often mixed with sugar and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg for flavor), and a topping made from a mixture of butter, sugar, flour, and sometimes oats or nuts.

This topping is crumbled over the apples, and the entire dish is baked in the oven until the apples are tender and the topping is golden brown and crisp.

Apple crisp is often served warm and can be enjoyed on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce for added sweetness.

It’s a comforting and satisfying dessert that combines the natural sweetness of apples with the crunchy, buttery topping, creating a delightful contrast in textures and flavors.

Is Apple Crisp the Same as Apple Pie

While it sounds similar, it is not the same.

Apple crisps are way easier to make than apple pies because you aren’t messing around with pie crusts.

You don’t have to make or buy one!

Plus, apple crisps are more like a dump-and-go dessert whereas an apple pie looks more prepared and packaged.

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What is the Best Apple to Use for Apple Crisp

The best apple for making apple crisp depends on your personal preference for sweetness, tartness, and texture.

Different apple varieties have distinct flavors and textures, which can result in varying outcomes for your apple crisp. Here are a few popular apple varieties commonly used for making apple crisp:

  • Granny Smith: These apples are tart and firm, making them an excellent choice for apple crisp. Their tartness pairs well with the sweetness of the crisp topping.
  • Honeycrisp: Honeycrisp apples are sweet and juicy with a bit of tartness. They provide a pleasing balance of flavors and a nice crisp texture in your dessert.
  • Cortland: Cortland apples are slightly tart and have a tender flesh, making them a good option for those who prefer softer apples in their crisp.
  • Jonagold: These apples offer a blend of sweetness and tartness and hold their shape well when baked, providing a nice balance of textures in the crisp.
  • Braeburn: Braeburn apples are sweet and slightly tart, and they maintain their shape while baking, giving the crisp a pleasant texture.
  • Fuji: Fuji apples are sweet and crisp, and they can add a delightful sweetness to your apple crisp, especially if you prefer a sweeter dessert.

Ultimately, the best apple variety for your apple crisp depends on your personal taste and whether you prefer a sweeter or tarter result.

You can also experiment by mixing different apple varieties for a more complex flavor profile. Many people like to combine tart and sweet apples to achieve a well-balanced taste in their apple crisp.

While you can use any apple you want, I prefer granny smith apples over others. To me, you can’t beat the tart flavor with the sweetness of the rest of the ingredients.

Just make sure you get enough apples to make an amazing dessert.

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How to Make Apple Crisp Easy Dessert

I am a huge fan of anything with apples.

Love apple pie.

Apple cider.

Apples in main course dishes.

Side dishes.

Apples with caramel.

And I am a huge fan of Apple Crisp! A friend of mine gave me a version of this recipe years ago and I still make it to this day!

It’s a great way to use those freshly picked apples from the farm. And it takes moments to whip up!

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Apple Crisp Easy Ingredients and Supplies

While you can use whatever kind of apples you want, I think the tartness of granny smith apples works best with this recipe.

But let me know in the comments if you think otherwise!

Here’s what you need to make this recipe for apple crisp.

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While you don’t need many supplies aside from a baking dish and a sharp knife or apple corer, I love to use this apple peeling contraption.

Have you ever used an apple corer peeler slicer kitchen gadget before?

I got mine several years ago from a Pampered Chef party and love to use it for this recipe.

If you don’t have one, you can just chop up the apples.

But I love how it peels the skin off and evenly slices each apple.

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Directions to Make Recipe for Apple Crisp

Since I am a huge fan of simple-to-make dishes, this fall dessert recipe hits the mark!

It’s a good dump-and-bake dish.

It takes minutes to prepare.

And it is super yummy to boot!

Here’s how to make it:

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Chop apples. I like to use a corer peeler slicer to make thin slices and remove the skin as well.
  • Place apples in a baking dish.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon and salt on apples.
  • Add water. No need to mix.
  • Mix flour, sugar, and softened butter in a separate bowl.
  • Crumble the flour mixture on top of the apples.
  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Top with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Wait until you see how good it is!

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Apple Crisp Easy Recipe

Stacy Ling
Looking for an amazing fall dessert that is super simple to make? Grab some apples and whip up this apple crisp easy recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 646 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
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  • Chop apples. I like to use a corer peeler slicer to make thin slices and remove the skin as well.
    granny smith apples on apple corer peeler slicer to make apple crisp easy
  • Place apples in baking dish.
    adding sliced apples to baking dish to make recipe for apple crisp
  • Sprinkle cinnamon and salt on apples.
    adding apple slices and cinnamon to white corningware to make apple crisp easy recipe on granite countertop
  • Add water. No need to mix.
  • Mix flour, sugar and softened butter in separate bowl.
    mixing the topping in mixing bowl on granite countertop to makeapple crisp easy recipe
  • Crumble the flour mixture on top of the apples.
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  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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  • Top with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Notes

I prefer to use granny smith apples but it’s a personal preference.
Since I prefer to remove the skin, I usually use the apple corer peeler and slicer because it is a quicker way to slice and cut up the apples. But you can just core and chop up the apples if that’s easier.
Top with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 646kcalCarbohydrates: 85gProtein: 3gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 541mgFiber: 4gSugar: 62g
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  4. This sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it! I bought one of the apple corer/slicers from Pampered Chef probably 20 years ago.

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