This fall apple crisp is an easy dessert that is perfect for any occasion this fall! Made with a mix of sweet and tart apples and topped with the perfect brown sugar oat crumble topping! It’s best served warm with a scoop of ice cream but no matter how you eat it, it will be a crowd pleaser for sure.
Fruit crisps became my go to desserts a few years back. It’s kind of ridiculous how easy they are. If you’ve never made one or have been intimidated to try, I’m not saying they’re “easy” to make you think I just know what I’m doing. The first time I tried to make a fruit crisp, like many of the stories of trying new recipes around here, I was pretty intimidated, too.
There are a thousand variations of fruit crisps, but they all have a few things in common. First, fruit, obviously. Any fruit really can work but stone fruits and apples tend to do really well because they are less delicate than fruits like berries. But then again this peach raspberry crisp is by far one of my all time favorite crisps. Secondly they all have a yummy crisp topping. I used to have a different method for crisp toppings, but ever since I made these pecan pie crumble bars, I’ve had a new go to topping. I love it because it’s simple: melted butter, oats, flour and brown sugar all mixed together.
Perhaps my absolute favorite thing about making fruit desserts actually has nothing to do with the end result. I always steal a few of the apple chunks, covered in sugar and spices of course, to munch on before I pop it in the oven. It’s become this little habit of mine and I can totally see my son and I sharing a moment in the kitchen when he’s older, as we both steal an apple chunk out of the pan before it goes in the oven. So it’s certainly optional to take a bite before it’s cooked, but?highly recommended. Just look at that cinnamon sugar goodness!
This apple crisp is one for the books too. If you live in a place that has less than immediate fall weather (ahem, Arizona) this fall apple crisp will put you right into a fall mindset. It has all of your favorite fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.
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- 6 apples (I always do half Gala and half Granny Smith), peeled and cubed
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup + 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 375, spray a baking dish.
- In large bowl, mix apple slices, sugar, flower, spices and salt. Toss to coat apples, then place mixture in baking dish.
- Add flour, brown sugar and oats to medium bowl.
- Melt ½ cup butter.
- Pour butter over flour, brown sugar and oats and stir to combine using a fork.
- Break up larger chunks into small course ?pebbles? of oat mixture
- Pour mixture over apples.
- Bake for 35 minutes until apples are soft and crisp topping is brown.
- Let the crisp cool, then serve with ice cream!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g