You may be looking for an easy recipe for homemade apple crisp. This is a wonderful dessert you can make, and nothing beats the smell of a fresh apple crisp baking in your oven.
When I was a small child growing up in Pueblo, Colorado my family had several apple trees in our back yard. When it came time during the late summer and early fall we were busy picking apples and preserving them. Sometimes we were lucky and my Mom would put together an apple crisp for dessert. We always made fried apples, but an apple crisp was a special treat.
Making a homemade apple crisp is actually pretty easy to prepare. So if you have a hard time with baking, this may be a great recipe for you to try. If you can measure accurately, and follow directions even a beginner cook can have great success with this recipe.
This is a very basic apple crisp, we are going to make a butter topping that is make with rolled oats. Rolled oats are the kind you would use to make breakfast cereal out of. The filling is made with apples, sugar, a bit of corn starch, vanilla, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. You will fall in love this recipe recipe.
I like to serve time up with either some whipped cream or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It is even good plain straight out of the oven.
For this recipe I like to use two different types of apples. For me, the Granny Smith are a nice tart apple that bakes up very well. I then may use a Rayburn, McIntosh, or even a Red Delicious. Often for me it is what is on sale when it comes to the red apples that helps make that choice for me. You just want to make sure that you are using an apple that will bake up well. I like using multiple types of apples because you can get the best flavor this way. I always like to layer flavors when I can.
Homemade Apple Crisp
- Crumb Topping
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Apple Filling
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 2 red apples such as Rayburn or Red Delicious (apples should be peeled, cored, and chopped)
- 2 tablespoon corn starch + 2 tablespoons of water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl combine 1 cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar, rolled oats, 1/2 cup butter, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. With a fork combine the mixture until it it becomes uniform and crumbly. Set aside.
In a large pot over medium heat combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and stir to combine. Add peeled, cored, and chopped apples to the pot and mix well. In a small dish combine 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons corn starch. Stir corn starch until smooth add to the pot with the apples. When the mixture thickens remove from heat.
Pour apples into a 9 x 14 inch oval baking dish. Top with crumb topping. Bake for approximately 1 hour or until the topping browns.Print Recipe