This is no ordinary apple crisp recipe, this dessert is a little cakey, fruity and crispy too! A simple batter is poured into the 13- x 9-inch dish over melted butter and then the sliced apples are scattered over top. As the crisp bakes, the batter rises around the fruit, creating a golden, cakelike topping with crispy edges and a tender center. This crisp is so delicious!
The kids are heading back to school next and it is like Mother Nature knows this because the weather been cool and fall-like. With the weather like this, it is easy to start to crave comfort and fall flavors!
Anything with apples always comes to mind when I think of fall baking. Good thing apples can be found in abundance right now because this apple crisp recipe is a MUST!
What Do I Need To Make This Apple Crisp?
Fresh lemon juice
How Do I Make This Easy Apple Crisp?
STEP ONE – Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
STEP TWO – In a bowl, combine the sliced apples, lemon juice, and sugar, tossing to coat.
STEP THREE – Place ½ cup of butter in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and place it in the oven to melt.
STEP FOUR – In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. In a measuring cup, whisk the vanilla into the buttermilk. Carefully combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
STEP FIVE – Pour batter over the melted butter and place the apple slices over the batter.
STEP SIX – In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in cold butter until the mixture looks like pebbles. Sprinkle the crisp topping over the apples.
STEP SEVEN – Bake the apple crisp for 40-45 minutes or until the apples are tender, and the edges are golden brown. This crisp is best when served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Which Apples To Use For This Crisp
When it comes to baking with apples, a tart variety that stands up well to baking, like Granny Smith apples or Honeycrisp is what you need. Golden Delicious apples are another great choice for this crisp recipe. Tart apples, in general, seem to better in baked goods.
I chose to peel my apple slices, but you can keep the skins on for a rustic look.
Does This Apple Crisp Need To Refrigerated?
Cover any leftover apple crisp with foil, making sure it is airtight. You can leave this crisp on the counter for 2-3 days, however it will last a few days longer if refrigerated.
In most cases, you can prepare your crisp fully in advance and bake when needed. However, because this recipe relies on the melted butter to work with the batter, you can prepare the components separately and refrigerate just until you are ready to proceed with the recipe.
- 2 cups sliced apples
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine the sliced apples, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of sugar, tossing to coat.
- Place ½ cup of butter in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and place it in the oven to melt.
- In a bowl, whisk together 1 cup of lour, baking powder, baking soda, remaining 3/4 cup of sugar, and salt.
- In a measuring cup, whisk the vanilla into the buttermilk. Carefully combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
- Pour batter over the melted butter and place the apple slices over the batter.
- In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup of flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in cold butter until the mixture looks like pebbles. Sprinkle the crisp topping over the apples.
- Bake the apple crisp for 40-45 minutes or until the apples are tender, and the edges are golden brown. This crisp is best when served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Amount Per Serving Calories 496Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 62mgSodium 510mgCarbohydrates 68gFiber 2gSugar 46gProtein 4g