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Old Fashioned Easy Apple Crisp | Chopped apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and the best crispy oat topping, baked into the ultimate Fall dessert!  Top with a scoop of ice cream and salted caramel for the perfect treat! | https://thechunkychef.com | #applecrisp #oat #falldessert #appledessert #fromscratch
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Old Fashioned Easy Apple Crisp

This easy apple crisp is made the old fashioned way like Grandma used to make, and is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 301kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 6 golden delicious apples, peeled and chopped (other varieties can be used, can also be sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
  • pinch of kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.  Butter an 8x8 baking dish, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add chopped apples, granulated sugar, 3/4 tsp of the cinnamon and lemon juice.  Stir to combine, then transfer to prepared baking dish.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add topping ingredients (brown sugar, oats, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, salt, and diced cold butter).  Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the oat mixture, using a slight downward twisting motion, until mixture resembled pea-sized crumbs.  Alternatively, you can use two forks or even your hands to cut butter into the mixture.
  • Spread topping over apples in baking dish, and gently pat to even it out.  Bake 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

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Notes

  1. The amount of chopped apples would be about 6-7 cups.
  2. Note that all ovens bake differently, so yours may take a little less or a little more time to bake.  

Make-Ahead Directions:

  • Bake as directed. After the crisp cools, cover and refrigerate until the next day. When you’re ready to reheat, set it out at room temp for 20 minutes or so, then bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes, or until hot throughout.
  • I haven’t tested assembling this ahead of time (although I’m pretty sure other readers have done this successfully – you’d have to check the other comments).
  • I haven't tested freezing this recipe, although many other readers have frozen it successfully.

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal