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Apple Crisp

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The best apple crisp recipe using fresh apples and oats. Easy Fall recipe that will become a family tradition.

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Apple crisp has always been a family tradition. Once apple season rolls around and the New England air starts to feel a slight chill we all start craving apple crisp. This apple crisp recipe with oats is simply the best. The recipe is over 100 years old and comes from the Fryeburg Fair in Maine. 

It’s moist, yet crunchy and chewy at the same time. With the warm flavors of cinnamon that will transport you into autumnal bliss. 

Craving other apple sweets? Try out these recipes Swedish apple pie, baked apple oatmeal and apple cake.

What are the best apples for apple crisp?

Truth is a variety of apples versus sticking with one kind of apple will give you a more complex flavor to any apple recipe. Using a combination of granny smith, macintosh, golden delicious, fuji, honey crisp, jonagold and cortland any of these are great for baking. 

Whether you are in the grocery store or out picking apples and don’t know what to get. You can’t go wrong with getting a variety of apples. 

apple crisp recipe

How to make apple crisp.

To make this dish, start by greasing a baking dish. Slice apples and toss in cinnamon and sugar then add them into your baking dish. 

In a mixing bowl combine brown sugar, flour, salt, and diced cold butter.  Cut the butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter. If you don’t have a pastry cutter use two knives to cut butter into the mixture. Mix in oats.

Spread topping over apples in baking dish, and gently pat to even it out. If you like your topping a bit chewy sprinkle 1/4-1/2 cup of water over the topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes

Best Apple Crisp recipe

How to make apple crisp topping.

In a mixing bowl combine brown sugar, flour, salt, and diced cold butter.  Cut the butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter. If you don’t have a pastry cutter use two knives to cut butter into the mixture. Mix in oats.

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Apple Crisp

best apple crisp recipe

How to make the best apple crisp recipe with oats.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5-6 Apples Peeled and Sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoon of Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Butter (Cold and Diced into pieces)
  • 1/2 Cup of Rolled Oats
  • 1 Teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 Cup of Water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking dish.
  2. Toss apples in cinnamon and sugar.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine brown sugar, flour, salt, and diced cold butter.  Cut the butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter. If you don't have a pastry cutter use two knives to cut butter into the mixture.
  4. Mix in oats.
  5. Spread topping over apples in baking dish, and gently pat to even it out. 
  6. If you like your topping a bit chewy sprinkle 1/4-1/2 cup of water over the topping.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes

Does apple crisp need to be refrigerated?

Should I refrigerate apple crisp? I recommend refrigerating apple crisp if you want it to last more than a few days. If you leave apple crisp on the counter it usually last about 3 days. It lasts about a week in the fridge. 

 

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