A simple, classic apple crisp never goes out of style. This crisp is filled with large flaked oats, cinnamon, butter and brown sugar and will be your fall favourite dessert for years to come.
The fruits of fall transition beautifully into winter. A simple sprinkle of spice or warmth like buttery caramel gives depth to apples, pears and cranberries throughout fall and into winter. Only a few ingredients are required letting the fruits and spices be the feature of this simple apple crisp.
What I love most is the flexibility of this recipe. You can add other fruits or berries that are in season; change the spices to pair with the fruits or top the crisp with ice cream or homemade caramel sauce. There’s no need to pull out a heavy mixer or loud equipment, all you need is a few bowls, a wooden spoon and your hands. This is what makes crisps (or crumbles) old-fashioned, simple and delicious. There is a peacefulness when baking with nothing other than your ingredients and your hands, at least it is for me! It reminds me of my grandma whipping up a special treat at the cottage or when I was a child always having a dessert on hand.
I made this apple crisp for a few friends to finish a fall inspired meal. I was hoping to enjoy the meal over candlelight in the backyard before it got too cold to enjoy the last of the season outside. Unfortunately on this particular day the temperature dropped and a cold wind blew through the city making us retreat to the warmth of my kitchen. In spite of the weather, we had a great time and a delicious meal.
As much as I love the summer, I’m always happy for the change in weather and finding new inspirations for my cooking and baking.
- Homemade pumpkin ravioli fried in brown butter, sage and walnuts
- Roasted beets with dill
- A fresh baguette dipped in truffle oil
- A simple apple crisp with ice-cream
- white wine
Happy Fall Baking!!Print
Simple Apple Crisp
A simple, classic apple crisp never goes out of style. With large flaked oats, cinnamon, butter and brown sugar this will be your fall favourite dessert for years to come.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
- Yield: 6-8 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Canadian
- 5–6 large Pink Lady apples (Cortland or Mcintosh)
- Fresh lemon juice to keep apples from browning
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 Tablespoon flour (optional – to thicken juices)
- 1 1/2 cups large flaked oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 4 Tablespoons flour
- 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- Preheat oven to 375˚F.
- Peel, core and slice apples into the same size slices for even baking. Add apple slices to a large bowl and continue to lightly cover the apples in lemon juice as you go (to keep apples from browning).
- Mix apples, sugar, cinnamon, cloves (and flour if using) together, coating all the apples. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add oats, chopped pecans, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt together and stir to combine. Add butter and rub together with fingers until mixture comes together in large crumbs.
- In a large deep dish pie plate (or a baking dish), add apples and juices. Top with oat topping and crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
- Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes or until apples are soft when pierced with a fork.
- Let crisp rest for 5-10 minutes and enjoy warm.
- Serving Size: 1 serving of 12
- Calories: 236
- Sugar: 14.5g
- Sodium: 93mg
- Fat: 13.3g
- Saturated Fat: 4.5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 26.9g
- Fiber: 4.1g
- Protein: 2.9g
- Cholesterol: 15mg
Keywords: Apple Crisp, Apple Crumble, Fall Baking, Dessert
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Alie, thanks for another wonderful recipe. It’s so delicious it doesn’t need ice cream.
Alie Romano says
My pleasure Cathy, so happy hear you like the apple crisp :). xo