I love autumn, and I especially love the delicious foods of the season! Fresh apples are everywhere, and to me, that means apple crisp! This is the apple crisp that my mom used to make when I was growing up, and just like Mary Poppins (and my mom), it’s practically perfect in every way
While it’s baking, it makes your house smell incredible. If I could capture that scent for a candle or air freshener, I’d probably be a bazillionaire. But since I can’t capture it, I just keep making the actual apple crisp, which works out pretty well because not only do we get to smell it, but we also get to eat it. You can’t do that with a candle!
The spicy warm apples with sweet buttery crumble topping make this apple crisp so comforting and delicious! We eat it plain, with ice cream, with ice cream and caramel sauce, or with whipped cream. I’ve included a link for the caramel sauce in this post. Definitely try it because it’s so, sooooo worth it!
Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Apple Crisp
Free Printable Recipe for Apple Crisp
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup quick oats
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ cup butter cold and cut into pea-size cubes
- ½ cup chopped pecans optional
- 4 cups apples peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
- Grease bottom and sides of 9 x 9 inch pan with butter, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In medium-size mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cold butter cubes. Cut together until resembling coarse meal. Add pecans, if desired.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together apple slices, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Spread apples evenly in prepared baking dish. Top with flour mixture, and pat to smooth.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. It should be golden and bubbly.
- Cool slightly on wire rack, and serve warm or cold, plain or with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It’s delicious in all its varieties!