Classic Apple Crisp
Experience the comforting embrace of warm, cinnamon-kissed apple slices nestled beneath a crumbly oat topping in our delightful Apple Crisp recipe. This classic dessert offers a symphony of flavors and textures, combining the natural sweetness of tender apples with the comforting warmth of cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg. As it bakes, the crisp oat topping turns golden brown and wonderfully crumbly, creating a perfect contrast to the soft, bubbling apple filling. Served straight from the oven and paired with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream, it's a no-fuss dessert that captures the essence of homely goodness, making it ideal for cozy family gatherings or satisfying sweet cravings.
For the Apple Filling:
6-8 medium-sized apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp), peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Crumbly Oat Topping:
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
A pinch of salt
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional)
1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. Prepare the Apple Filling:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Toss until the apples are evenly coated.
3. Transfer to Baking Dish:
Transfer the apple mixture to a 9x9-inch (or similar size) baking dish and spread it out evenly.
4. Prepare the Crumbly Oat Topping:
In a separate bowl, combine the rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
Add the cold, cubed butter to the oat mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until you have a crumbly texture with pea-sized butter pieces.
5. Top the Apples:
Sprinkle the oat topping evenly over the apple mixture in the baking dish.
Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown, and the apple filling is bubbling around the edges.
Remove the apple crisp from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
Serve warm, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
Enjoy your homemade Apple Crisp with its warm, spiced apple filling and crumbly oat topping—a comforting dessert that's perfect for any occasion, especially when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for that extra touch of indulgence!