Apple Crisp

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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
Apple Crisp
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!
Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce
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

Greased baking pan
Grease bottom and sides of 9 x 9 inch pan with butter, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Apple Crisp Recipe
In medium-size mixing bowl, combine ½ cup all-purpose flour, ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup quick oats, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/8 teaspoon baking powder. Stir together with a fork.
Homemade Apple Crisp
Add ¼ cup butter (cold and cut into pea-size cubes), and cut together with two butter knives or a pastry blender until it resembles a coarse meal.
crumble topping for Apple Crisp
Stir in ½ cup chopped pecans, if desired, and set aside for a minute.
Sliced and spiced Apples for Apple Crisp
In a large mixing bowl, mix together 4 cups apples (peeled, cored, and sliced), 1/3 cup granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons butter (melted and cooled)
Apple Crisp Recipe
Spread apples evenly in prepared baking dish.
Apple Crisp
Top with flour mixture, and pat to smooth. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
Apple Crisp Recipe
It should be golden and bubbly. Cool slightly on wire rack, and …
Apple Crisp Recipe
… serve warm or cold, plain or …
Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream
… with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce
If you really want to kick it up a notch, serve with ice cream and homemade caramel sauce. Here’s my recipe for the best caramel sauce.
Homemade Apple Crisp on a fork
No matter how you serve it, you’re going to love it!

Free Printable Recipe for Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Crumble Topping:

  • 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

Filling:

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

If you want to double this recipe, it fits great in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.