This is an easy apple crisp recipe with fresh apples and a crumble topping. Add ice cream on top of the warm apple crisp to enjoy a delicious fall dessert.
This easy apple crisp recipe is one of my favorite fall desserts. I love the smell of it baking in the oven. And then eating a bite of the warm apple crisp with ice cream on top is just delicious.
This apple crisp recipe has been in my family for years. When I was a child, my mother would make this every fall when apples were in season. Now I make it every fall for my family. We love this family tradition, and this recipe seriously has the best apple crisp topping.
What Are the Best Apples for Apple Crisp?
There are many different apples that can be used for apple crisp, and it’s best to use a mix of apples. For instance, this simple apple crisp recipe below uses Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples. This gives the apple crisp both a sweet and tart flavor.
Some common types of baking apples include Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Jonagold, and Gala.
If you need to peel and cut a bunch of apples, then you’ll love my favorite apple peeler here. It saves you time and makes it fast to peel, core and cut the apples for this delicious apple crisp recipe or for any recipes with apples.
How Do You Make Apple Crisp Not Soggy?
Having soggy apple crisp to eat isn’t very delightful. Here are some tips to make your apple crisp not soggy.
1. Choose apples that are crisp and not overripe or turning mushy.
2. Toss the apples with a little flour or cornstarch before baking the apple crisp.
3. Place the apples in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. During this time the apples will start to excrete juices. Drain the juice before placing the apples in the baking dish.
4. Try cooking the apples first on the stove and draining the liquid before placing the apples in the pan to bake with the crumble topping.
5. When cooking the apple crisp, DON’T cover it with aluminum foil. The foil doesn’t allow the juices from the apples to evaporate during baking.
6. Don’t leave the apple crisp in the oven as long. The crumble topping is what needs to be cooked, and the apples are delicious when raw and slightly crisp. So take take the apple crisp out of the oven 10-15 minutes early once the crumble topping is browned.
7. However, if you’ve cooked the apple crisp and it’s soggy or runny, you might be able to cook it more to make it less wet. Since the crumble topping is cooked and browned at this point, DO place aluminum foil lightly over the apple crisp and make sure there is space where the steam can escape on the sides. You don’t want the crumble topping to burn. Then bake the apple crisp for 10-15 minutes longer.
Why is My Apple Crisp Dry?
If your apple crisp crumble topping is dry, then chances are you didn’t add enough butter. Butter makes the crumble topping brown and crisp in the oven, so be sure to follow the recipe instructions.
My easy apple crisp recipe below is one I’ve been making in my family for years, and I’ve never had a problem with it being too soggy or the crumble topping too dry. So go ahead and try making this delicious apple crisp recipe for your family and let me know how it turns out.
How Do You Make Apple Crisp from Scratch?
Making apple crisp from scratch is easy to do. The part of the recipe that takes the longest is peeling and slicing the apples.
Here are the steps to make this easy apple crisp recipe with oats and melted butter from scratch:
Peel and slice 8 cups of Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples and place them in a 9×13 baking dish. I use an even mix of these two apples because it brings out the sweet and tart flavors in the apple crisp.
I’ve used this apple peeler for years, and it’s amazing! Anytime I need to peel and cut more than a couple of apples, I’ll set up this kitchen tool to help me go faster. Not only does it peel the apples, but it also cores and cuts the apples too.
There have been times when I don’t have Golden Delicious apples, so I’ll switch it out for Gala apples, while still also using the Granny Smith apples. The apple crisp recipe turns out delicious as usual!
Once the sliced apples are in the pan, then sprinkle them with apple juice. This prevents the apple slices from turning brown and doesn’t change the flavor of the apple.
Now the next step is to make the best apple crisp topping. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, ground nutmeg and salt. Cut in the softened butter until the mixture becomes crumbly.
Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top of the apples.
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes until apples are tender and the topping is crisp. Serve warm with ice cream.
Print off this easy apple crisp recipe with oats and melted butter below:
|Easy Apple Crisp Recipe|| |
- 8 cups apples, peeled and sliced (Golden Delicious and Granny Smith)
- ½ cup apple juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup flour
- ¾ cup oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- dash of salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- Peel and slice the Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples and place in a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle the apples with apple juice. (Note: I use an even mix of these two apples because it brings out the sweet and tart in the apple crisp.)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, ground nutmeg and salt. Cut in the softened butter until the mixture becomes crumbly.
- Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top of the apples.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes until apples are tender and the topping is crisp.
- Serve warm with ice cream.
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