We've tried a lot of recipes out there but this is hands down the best apple crisp recipe we've found and it can totally be made ahead or frozen.
For the Apples
4-5large Honeycrisp or Gala Applespeeled and sliced thin
Dash of salt
For the Topping
1 1/2CupsOld Fashioned Oatmeal
1 1/2CupsBrown Sugar
Dash of Salt
3/4CupUnsalted Buttercut into small cubes*
Heat the oven to 375 and spray an 8x9" baking dish with nonstick spray.
For the Apples
Place the melted butter in a large bowl, and whisk in the flour, lemon juice, heavy cream, and vanilla until smooth.
Add the sugars and seasonings and whisk again until smooth.
Add the apples and gently fold to coat entirely.
Spread the apples in the bottom of a baking dish and set aside.
In a large bowl, add the flour, seasonings and oatmeal.
Stir everything together.
Add the butter cubes and using a pastry cutter begin to cut in the butter. As the butter begins to be incorporated into the mixture, switch to using your hands and squeeze and mix everything together until it is like a very thick dough and no flour remains. We like clumps so I squeeze together little clots of dough to sprinkle over the top.
Top the apples with the mixture and bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden in color.
Cool for 5-10 minutes and serve with vanilla ice cream.
*Note that your butter should be cold when you cut it into the topping mixture. If the butter is too warm, the crisp topping with be more like mush and it won’t sprinkle easily over the apple filling.
The Best Apple Crisp Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes
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