Is there anything better than warm apple crisp? I mean really? With apple season in full swing, apple crisp is the perfect frugal fall dessert for your family. That’s why you need to try this easy apple crisp recipe.
Hint: A trip to the apple orchard gives you a super cheap afternoon of fun and teaches your kids about how food is grown. Bonus because you’ll leave with loads of apples for this recipe. No kids? No problem! I’d rather have an orchard date than dinner and a movie any day of the week.
We put ours in little mason jars. I use the jars to pack with our lunches for side salads, baked beans etc. They bake up the perfect size and if you have a fall party you’re hosting, these would make really elegant desserts.
Pro tip: We eat a TON of apples in this house. I’m also lazy. I found out that if I have an apple corer nearby, the amount of apples I eat increases by 38% (Kidding! I totally just made up that number).
But I am lazy, and I am more likely to slice an apple to top with peanut butter if I have an apple slicer on hand. If you love apples, invest in a $3 apple corer and slicer– you just line the core up and press down, dividing your apple into 8 perfect wedges while discarding the core.
If you want to go really high speed, upgrade to an old fashioned apple corer. This suctions to the table, and you turn the handle to automatically make a long spiral slice of apple as you discard the core. If you’re short on kitchen space, and you don’t frequently slice apples, just use a kitchen knife.
Feel free to go “à la Mode” and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of this apple crisp recipe.
- 4 cups of sliced apples (about 6 medium-sized apples)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp of flour
- 1 cup of old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ cup of melted butter
- Optional: 12- 4oz mason jars
- Preheat oven to 350
- Combine flour, sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add apples and mix until coated. Spray containers with pam cooking spray. Place coated apples in mason jars or 8x8 pan.
- Combine rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and baking powder in another bowl. Mix well, then dribble melted butter over the mixture.
- Top apples with topping mixture. (If you're using mason jars- place the mason jars on a baking sheet before placing them in the oven.) Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and apples are tender.
Like anything that comes from my kitchen… these are super easy to make. I know my limitations in the kitchen and this recipe is right up my alley! Quick, easy and almost impossible to screw up. It works in every situation from paper bowls on the back porch to delicate mason jars at a dinner party. You can’t lose with this one…