This easy apple crisp delivers all the fall flavors of an apple pie with half the effort.
I’ve always claimed to be a cook and not a baker. Part of that is because the act of baking has always seemed a bit fussy to me but I do love to eat sweet treats especially around the holidays so I rely on hassle free desserts. This easy apple crisp is exactly that, it packs all the warm, spiced flavors of an apple pie but without having to peel the apples, chill and roll out the dough, form a lattice, or pinch a crust. It’s the apple pies rustic cousin and it’s almost impossible to mess up.
When I say this is fuss free I mean it. You can use whatever apples you like, but I prefer a mix of sweet and tart apples such as honey crisp and granny smith. You can also choose to leave the skin on or off the apple. I typically leave it on because I like the texture and it saves time and energy but if you have one of those handy dandy apple peeler corer slicer go ahead and use that. As with all things cooking, do what works for you!
This works perfectly for a dinner party dessert because the simplicity allows time for mingle with your guests. If you want to elevate this rustic dish I recommend serving it warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and drizzle of caramel.
Easy Apple Crisp
- 6-7 apples combination granny smith and honey crisp
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter (+ 2Tbsp separated)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and buttering a 10 inch baking dish.
- Coreand slice the apples into 1/4 inch slices. Combine all the filling ingredients in a large bowel and toss until well combined then pour into the baking dish.
- Cut the butter into cubes (Reserve the additional 2 tbsp). Combine the brown sugar, oats, flour, salt and cinnamon into a bowl and mix well. Cut in the butter until it has formed pea size pieces. Spread the crumble over top the apples.
- Melt the remaining 2 tbsp butter and drizzle over top of the crumble.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes until the apples are cooked through and the crust is golden brown.
Looking for another easy holiday dessert idea? Check out these easy Christmas cookie hacks.