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Easy Apple Crisp

easy apple crisp Dessert
Bowl of easy apple crisp topped with ice cream
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6

Four apples and a few baking staples are the key to whipping up a crowd-pleasing dessert at a moment’s notice. There are few more universally loved fall desserts than this—tender, juicy apples topped with a perfectly crunchy streusel, all toasty and warm from the oven. And the enjoyment of this easy apple crisp isn’t just in the eating. The fact that this can be made on the fly makes it a favorite among those doing the baking as well. Try it once, and we’re sure it’ll become a staple in your kitchen, too. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 2, 2019

Ingredients

4
medium cooking apples (Rome Beauty, Granny Smith or Greening), peeled, sliced (about 4 cups)
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
cup water
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2/3
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
Ice cream or whipped cream, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Spread apples in pan. In small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Pour water over apples.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar and softened butter, using pastry blender or fork, until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples.
  • 4
    Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with fork. Cool 10 minutes before serving. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Expert Tips

  • When a recipe is called “Easy,” you shouldn’t make more work than you need to! For this recipe, there’s no real need to peel the apples. Just make sure you take out the core and seeds, which would be an unpleasant surprise for someone to find in their bowl!
  • We love this recipe with Granny Smiths, but feel free to use your favorite baking apples, such as McIntosh, Braeburn or Honeycrisp.
  • Though an apple crisp is a less structured dessert than a pie, you still want to select an apple that’ll stand up to baking. A softer apple can turn mealy and mushy in the heat of baking, and it’s just not a pleasant texture to eat. Apple varieties that are super crisp when eaten out of hand are the best bakers. But keep in mind that crisp apples can vary in flavor from tart (Granny Smith, Greening) to sweet (Braeburn, Honeycrisp), so you can choose (or mix and match) according to your taste!
  • Top with caramel sauce to make it even more delicious.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
24%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
64g
21%
Dietary Fiber
3g
15%
Sugars
44g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • There’s a reason “easy” is in the title of this recipe; all you need are a few pantry staples and four apples. Finally, an easy apple crisp recipe made for those lazy fall days when all you want is a scrumptious dessert that tastes like the outdoors, crisp and spicy. If you happen to have ice cream on hand, we recommend serving it atop a heaping mound of this easy, seasonal crisp. Now that you’ve fallen in love with all things apple, consider reading up on all the ways you can bake with apples. Then, try out a few more of Betty’s most popular apple crisp and cobbler recipes!

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