Warm soft baked apples blanketed with crisps of caramelized streusel topping with a scoop of ice cream on the side. This classic apple crisp recipe is the perfect dessert on a brisk fall day!
Apple crisp is by far the most recipe that screams FALL. It’s one of those recipes that most people probably have all of its ingredients on hand. If you’re not familiar with it I advice you to try it because you’re missing a lot. It is so easy to make with so few ingredients and the flavors are A-Mazing!
This is the perfect classic apple crisp recipe you can find! I have a discerning palette when it comes to dessert, trust me when I tell you that after one taste you’ll want to make it again and again. If you have an abundance of apples staring back at you, this is the best way to use them. This is probably not the healthiest dessert but it’s one of those recipes that contain healthy ingredients and the rest of them can be altered into a healthier option. For one, it can be butter-free with the substitution of butter to coconut oil. It can be naturally sweetened using honey or coconut sugar.
Side note: If you prefer using white and brown sugar, feel free to adjust the sugar in this recipe to the sweetness of the apples. If you’re using very tart apples and want to make them sweeter without piling on the sugar, simply sprinkle your apples first with a teaspoon of baking soda before coating them with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Baking soda will help to minimize the tart flavor!
This is my go-to recipe for apple crisp since forever and I could not wait to share it with you! It’s perfect for both fall and winter and so many of you asked me for the recipe, so let’s get to it!
First, you start by peeling all the apples and you want to have a bowl with some lemon juice prepared for you to toss the sliced apples in it so they won’t get brown (in this stage you’d add the baking soda if you were using tart apples). Then in another bowl mix the sugar, flour and cinnamon and sprinkle them on top of the apples followed by liquid. The liquid can be either water, apple cider, unsweetened apple juice or rum. Some times I use part water part rum. Last, you get to the last layer (my favorite layer) which is the crisp streudel topping that consists of oats, flour, walnuts, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter. Crumble them with your hands and coat the apples with this layer.
If you love fall and the amazing smell of baked apples and cinnamon filling your home, this classic apple crisp will win over your fall-loving heart in mere seconds. The best part is when you serve it right from the oven, warm and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle some caramel sauce. Yuum!!
Tried this recipe? Let me know in the comments below or take a picture and tag it #dateswithlara on instagram! I’d love to see how yours turned out. Cheers my food lovers!