Every Fall it’s a family tradition of mine to go to an apple orchard and pick the apples off the trees. Once we get home with our apples, we are always questioning what should we make with these fresh apples? I usually recommend making apple crisp because its one of my favorites. Its relatively easy to make and doesn’t take a ton of time, plus its delicious. With just an hour of your day you can make and bake this dessert that everyone will love.
Required Materials and Ingredients
8” or 9” baking dish
Pot Holders or Oven Mitts
6 Apples (you can use any variety of your choosing, granny smith or golden delicious are the most commonly used, I used Fuji apples in this recipe)
2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
1 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon (you will need to divide this into 3/4 tsp and 1 tsp)
1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
1 cup Light Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup (one stick) butter, cooled and chopped into cubes (you can use salted or unsalted butter, which ever you choose is fine)
A pinch of Salt
Preheat your oven to 350⁰F. Take your baking dish and coat it with cooking spray. Once the dish is coated set it aside for later use. Warning: you don’t want to spray too much on the pan because it can affect the baking process.
While the oven is preheating, you are going to take the apples and peel them. Once all the apples are peeled, you are going to chop them up on the cutting board, removing any seeds, core and stems. You will want to cut the apples into pieces that are about the same size so that they will cook evenly. Caution: while using the vegetable peeler and the paring knife, we recommend using proper cutting techniques to ensure your safety.
In a mixing bowl, add chopped apples, granulated sugar, ¾ tsp of cinnamon and the lemon juice. Stir the ingredients until the apples are coated nicely. Take the apples and move them into the prepared baking dish from step one.
In a different mixing bowl, add the brown sugar, oats, flour, the remaining 1 tsp of cinnamon, a pinch of salt and the cold butter cubes. Use the pastry cutter to mix the ingredients together until it is combined. You don’t want this mixture to be in a cream like consistency, rather more of a lumpy concoction. *Note: if you don’t have a pastry cutter you can use a fork to blend the ingredients together, it just might take a little longer to combine.
Take the mixture from the second bowl and dump it evenly on top of the apples in the baking dish. You will want to lightly press down on this to make it even out for better baking.
Take the baking dish and put it in the oven, bake for 40-50 minutes until
the topping is golden brown and the apples are baked through. *Note: all ovens are made differently, so the bake time ranges from oven to oven.
Take out of the oven and serve it warm. If you want to make this dessert extra special, you can add a scoop of ice cream or caramel sauce on the top. Now enjoy!