Best Apple Crisp Recipe for Quick and Easy Dessert on Weeknights

Best apple crisp recipe
Best apple crisp recipe

Having the best apple crisp recipe in your cooking repertoire will come in handy when you want to prepare tasty dessert without too much fuss involved. The combination of soft and saucy apple with crispy oat layer is really going to make delightful end of a meal. The hearty dessert that is simple enough that you do not need to have special occasion to justify making it. This recipe will help you making the most delicious apple crisp ever.


Apple Base

  • 4 large size apples; peeled then sliced thinly. Tart apples like Granny Smith, Melrose, and Braeburn work best for this recipe
  • ¼ cup brown sugar. You can replace it with white sugar but brown sugar works best for this best apple crisp recipe
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, fully melted
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour. You can use whole wheat or even oatmeal flour to give slight earthy flavor
  • A tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
  • Sprinkling of Kosher salt

Crisp Topping

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour. You can replace it with whole wheat flour as healthier alternative
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup cold unsalted butter, chop into smaller pieces
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Sprinkling of Kosher salt

Baking Instructions:

  1. Prepare eight by eight inch casserole dish by lightly coating it with butter and flour.
  2. Preheat the oven at 375ºF (equal to 190ºC).
  3. Mix rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, unsalted butter, cinnamon powder, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl using fork. Combine the ingredients together until crumbles are formed. Set aside in the fridge.
  4. Prepare another bowl to mix flour and melted butter until there are no clumps. Add milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract then mix until smooth. Incorporate cinnamon powder, brown sugar, and salt until fully combine.
  5. Add sliced apple into the mixture then combine until every slice is coated with it.
  6. Pour the apple mixture into casserole dish.
  7. Scatter crisp topping on top of the apple base evenly.
  8. Bake the apple crisp for 30 to 35 minutes. The top will be set and turn golden brown.
  9. Let it cool at room temperature for ten minutes before serving.

This best apple crisp recipe will serve up to six people. Each serving contains 382 kilo calories, which is quite high. However, it is a desert you eat once in a while. The preparation only takes about 50 minutes. So it is a quick and easy desert if you want to entertain during weeknights.

You can make this dessert days before serving it. Separating the apple base and crisp toping is important to keep the texture intact. Keep them inside airtight container. When you need to serve it, you only need to pour the apple base into casserole dish then scatter the topping before baking according to instruction above.

Usually, this dish is served with vanilla ice cream on top. The temperature difference will elevate the joy of eating this dessert. If you have caramel sauce, you can add it as well. Hopefully this best apple crisp recipe inspires you to bake one for yourself.