Apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, and oats?
Welcome to the essential ingredients of an apple crisp, one of the most simple and easy of apple desserts!
This apple crisp recipe comes from my friend Sue Jackson of Littleton, Massachusetts. She introduced it to me years ago and it has since become a favorite.
Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
One of the reasons I love this recipe is how easy it is to make. It's as no-fuss as you can get.
- To make it, you just layer sliced peeled apples that have been tossed with lemon juice and vanilla in a baking pan.
- Then top the apples with a mixture of brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and oats
Crunchy Apple Crisp Topping
It's the crunchy topping that makes the apple crisp "crisp." The brown sugar, oatmeal, and butter topping mixture caramelizes while it bakes, giving you a blanked of crispy, caramel-y wonderfulness over the baked apple slices.
Leftover Apple Crisp for Breakfast
Just like a slice of apple pie makes the best breakfast, so does this apple crisp! Make extra for leftovers, and serve a spoonful on top of a bowl of yogurt.
Do you have a favorite way of preparing apple crisp? If so, please let us know about it in the comments.
Best Toppings for Apple Crisp
Easy Apple Crisp
7 tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Make the apple filling:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the apple slices, lemon, and vanilla.
Layer sliced apples in a 9x13-inch (or approximately the same size) baking pan.
Make the topping:
Combine the brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in the butter until you have a moist, crumbly mixture. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the apples.
Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes or until topping looks crunchy and apples are tender.
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||16%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||37%|
|Total Carbohydrate 49g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||19%|
|Total Sugars 36g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|