This easy homemade apple crisp is the perfect fall dessert! Top it off with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream, or enjoy it as is for breakfast. No judgment here.
The way I see it, we’ve got two flavor profiles in the fall: apple and pumpkin. I’m generalizing a bit here, but you get the idea.
And lately, I feel like I’ve only been showing pumpkin love here on The Baker’s Almanac (see Exhibit A here).
So, today I thought I would shift gears and share one of my favorite fall recipes featuring apples: this delicious, comforting apple crisp.
This homemade apple crisp could not be easier to make, and it is absolutely packed with flavor. Bonus points if you serve it with vanilla ice cream and a nice drizzle of caramel!
Tips for Making This Crisp
Here are a few tips to get a perfect apple crisp every time:
- Make sure to evenly chop the apples. This doesn’t have to be perfect, but try and make the apples the same size! This will help them bake evenly in the oven. Also, keep in mind that the larger the apples are, the longer the crisp will take to bake, so I recommend chopping your apples fairly small.
- Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apple filling. Use your fingers to flake the crumble over the apples until the fruit layer is entirely covered. This ensures that the crisp will bake evenly in the oven and that the apples won’t burst out over the top.
- Let the crisp cool completely before serving. As the crisp cools, it will continue to firm up, making it crunchier and that much more delicious. I know it’s hard, but try to resist digging in until the crisp cools quite a bit.
Common Questions About This Crisp
I can usually tell when my apple crisp is ready because the apple filling starts to bubble up onto the topping. You can also try inserting a paring knife into the apples to see if they are tender.
I haven’t tried this yet, but I think you could definitely make this recipe into bars. I would recommend lining your baking dish with parchment paper before pouring in the filling. Then, after baking, let the pan cool completely before slicing into bars. If you give this a try, let me know how it turns out in the comments below.
Totally up to you! I like to enjoy this crisp both warm or cold, and you can always serve it with ice cream or whipped cream.
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