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The Best Apple Crisp Recipe

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1 hr 5 mins
Vadim Rachok
27.11.2023
31.03.2024
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Apple crisp is an irresistible dessert that’ll captivate anyone who tries it even once. Its cinnamon and apple filling harmonizes beautifully with the crunchy, buttery oat topping, creating a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. This hearty dessert offers a delightful contrast in textures, leaving a cozy feeling with every spoonful.

Ah, apple crisp, the epitome of fall desserts that never fails to evoke warmth and nostalgia. The delightful medley of tender, cinnamon-kissed apples beneath a golden, buttery oat topping creates a symphony of flavors and textures. A simple yet timeless recipe that captures the essence of the season. Get ready to indulge in the comforting embrace of autumn with every spoonful of this irresistible treat!

Apple crisp stands out as the ultimate classic fall dessert that you must try making!  To assist you, we’ve prepared a detailed recipe with valuable tips. This recipe guarantees a perfect dessert in no time, allowing you to savor the delightful flavors of fall. Don’t miss out on this yummy and delicious treat!Apple Crisp Ingredients

Here are the essential ingredients required to prepare this hearty apple crisp recipe:

  • Apples: Apples are the primary ingredient in apple crisp. They offer a sweet and slightly tart taste that is complemented by the other ingredients.
  • White Sugars and Brown Sugar: They add sweetness and richness, enhancing the overall taste of the dessert.
  • Cinnamon: Add a ground cinnamon to perfectly complement the apples’ flavor.
  • Oats: Oats add a chewy and hearty texture to the crisp topping, contrasting with the softness of the baked apples.
  • Butter: Use melted butter to give the topping welcome richness.
  • Vanilla sugar: It imparts a delicate vanilla aroma and flavor to baked goods.

How to Make Apple Crisp

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Let’s take a look at a recipe for homemade apple crisp:

  1. Peel the apples with a paring knife. Cut into wedges and remove the core.
  2. Mix apples with brown sugar, vanilla sugar, and cinnamon.
  3. Put on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Mix butter with white sugar and oats. Mix well and add water. If the mass looks dry, you can add another 0,4-0,5 ounces (10-15 g) of water.
  5. Using a spoon, coat the apples with the mixture. 
  6. Preheat the oven to 338 degrees F (170 degrees C)  and bake the apples for 40 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes.

Chef Recipe Tips:

  • Apple crisp can be served with vanilla ice cream or fruit.
  • You can add a little amaretto or brandy to the apples to add even more flavor and aroma.

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Apple Crisp Origin

The exact origin of apple crisp is not well documented. However, it is believed to have originated in the United States. Apple crisp is a variation of the traditional apple pie. Its simplicity with its basic ingredients makes it an accessible and versatile dessert. It could easily be made with ingredients commonly found in colonial kitchens. Over time, apple crisp became a popular dessert in American homes, especially in regions where apples were plentiful.

Apple Crisp Topping

Enhance your dessert experience by pairing it with a scoop of ice cream. The contrast between the warm, pleasant apple crisp and the cold ice cream creates a harmonious blend of temperatures and textures. Also, you can add salad caramel or whipped cream to your dessert.

The Best Apples to Use for Baking

For baking a crisp, opt for firmer apples, preferably a mix of tart and sweet varieties. Avoid using soft, mealy, or mushy apples, as they can result in an undesirable texture when making apple crisp.

Peel & Slice Apples into Chunks

You have the option to skip peeling the apples if you like. It depends on your preference. Also, it is better to use chunks because they fit easily onto a spoon or fork, unlike slices. Optimal chunks for this apple crisp are approximately 1 inch in size and between 1/4 and 1/2 inch thick.

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Does Apple Crisp Need to Be Refrigerated?

To refrigerate apple crisp, allow it to cool completely at room temperature. Then cover it tightly with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. To reheat, place in the oven at a low temperature to keep it crisp.

Can You Freeze Apple Crisp?

Yes! You can freeze apple crisp for up to three months. It’s best to wrap the whole thing tightly in a layer of storage wrap, and then a layer of aluminum foil before freezing.

In this recipe, everything would be perfect if it weren't for the huge amount of sugar. I would recommend minimizing its quantity or removing it from the recipe at all replacing it with a non-caloric sugar substitute. Otherwise, this dessert turns into a real carbohydrate bomb, which is further supplemented by a significant amount of saturated animal fats (from butter). If you are watching your figure (as well as your health), then I cannot recommend this dessert, despite the fact that its main ingredients (apples and oats) are typical representatives of a healthy food basket. However, we all know that for mental health, it is sometimes permissible to indulge in deviations from "clean" eating, so if you fit this dish into your calorie allowance and adhere to the proportion (85-90% of calories from completely healthy food and only 10-15% from desserts and other "soul food"), then you can afford such sweets occasionally.

Jenny Dobrynina
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The Best Apple Crisp Recipe
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Quick Apple Crisp Recipe: Classic Delicious Fall Dessert!
easiest apple crisp recipe
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
The ingredients you need:
3 pcs apples
12 and 3⁄5 tablespoons / 6,3 ounces (180 g) oatmeal
3 and 3⁄5 tablespoons / 1,8 ounces (50 g) brown sugar
7 tablespoons / 3,5 ounces (100 g) white sugar
4,2 ounces (120 g) butter (room temperature)
0,04 ounces (1 g) cinnamon
0,1 ounce (3 g) vanilla sugar
1,06 ounces (30 g) water
Let’s start !
1

Peel the apples with a paring knife. Cut into wedges and remove the core.

2

Mix apples with brown sugar, vanilla sugar, and cinnamon.

3

Put on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.

4

Mix butter with white sugar and oats. Mix well and add water. If the mass looks dry, you can add another 0,4-0,5 ounces (10-15 g) of water.

5

Using a spoon, coat the apples with the mixture. 

6

Preheat the oven to 338 degrees F (170 degrees C)  and bake the apples for 40 minutes.

7

Remove from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4 Calories: 2280
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g11%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 98mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 61g22%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Total Sugars 44g 
Protein 2g 
Vitamin C 4mg21%
Calcium 36mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
Potassium 162mg3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For an extra layer of complexity in the flavor profile, consider adding a touch of nutmeg to the apple filling. Its warm, aromatic notes will complement the cinnamon and elevate the overall taste of your apple crisp. Don't forget to serve it warm – the contrast between the gooey apple filling and the crisp topping is truly a dessert lover's delight!

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