This apple crisp recipe with oats is a delicious large dessert that's easy to make and one that you can create all year long.
Fruit crisps are one of my favorite desserts to make. Especially apple which reminds me of my mother's Dutch Apple Pie without the crust. After all the crisp topping is the best part.
Crisp, Crumble or Cobbler What's the Difference?
A crisp is usually a fruit dessert with a crispy topping that contains oats. A crumble is very similar but the topping doesn't usually have oats in it, although I admit that I often do. And, a cobbler is a dessert that has dollops of dough or biscuits on top of the fruit.
I had a lot of leftover apples from my fall tablescape post so I decided to make an apple crisp with them. These are MacIntosh apples (above). I love their colorful skin. I think I threw a couple of Honeycrisp in too. However, some people say Macintosh apples are not the best for pies. I say just about any apple works well in an apple crisp. Besides Macintosh apples are more of an all-purpose apple. You can use them for any baking, eating, or juicing recipe. Granny smith apples are another good one to try and I like the fact that you can usually find them in the grocery store all year round.
Once you get through the hard part of peeling and dicing the apples toss in some fresh lemon juice and sprinkle on some ground cinnamon. No need for any additional sugar or thickeners.
Spread the apples evenly in a nice baking dish.
Mix up the delicious crumb topping, a combination of butter, flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and salt. Mound the topping all over the apples, starting in the middle and carefully spreading to the edges.
TIP: This is a good candidate for setting on a baking sheet just in case the apple juices spill over the sides.
Can You Freeze Apple Crisp?
Yes, pack it into a good freezer container and wrap plastic on top before closing the lid. Remove from the freezer and allow it to thaw on the counter, or in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven and enjoy.
Other Fruit Crisps
- Blueberries are great in late spring - we make this one a lot. (there's no cutting involved)
- Peaches in the summer
- Pears in the fall
- Combine two or more together such as blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
It's a lot of apples to peel and chop but then you can serve at least 10 or more people with this yummy dish. Or feel free to cut it in half for a smaller crowd.
Now I know most people just have to have pumpkin pie during the holidays but wouldn't it be nice to offer this delicious apple crisp too? Serve it alone, with whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Oh so good.
More Delicious Apple Recipes
- 8- 10 apples peeled & cut into 1 inch pieces
- Juice of one lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 cup flour
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 sticks butter melted 3/4 cup
- Toss the apples with lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl make the topping by combining flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- Add melted butter and mix well.
- Place apples in a large baking dish. Cover with topping by heaping it in the middle and gently spreading it down to the sides.
- Place baking dish on a cookie sheet to catch any juices that may spillover.
- Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until apples have softened
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.