Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp (Double the Crisp!)

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Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp is A Fall favorite full of sliced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats baked crisp. Top with whipped cream for a perfect cold weather favorite or top with a scoop of ice cream you’re still experiencing this never-ending heat wave with the rest of us.

A Fall favorite full of sliced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats baked crisp. Top with whipped cream for a perfect cold weather favorite or top with a scoop of ice cream you're still experiencing this never-ending heat wave with the rest of us.

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This apple crisp is courtesy of my favorite Hampton’s chef, Ina Garten. I’ve made some changes to it, which is not an indicator that the recipe needed to be helped, but over the course of making it dozens of times, things will naturally change a bit. My changes included skipping the peeling (this saves a ton of time and trust me when I tell you, eating it with the skins on is delicious!), swapping in some brown sugar to the apples instead of only using granulated sugar and pumping up the cinnamon a bit.A Fall favorite full of sliced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats baked crisp. Top with whipped cream for a perfect cold weather favorite or top with a scoop of ice cream you're still experiencing this never-ending heat wave with the rest of us.This dessert has been a favorite of mine for many many years and was always a favorite of ours when we would go out to eat in high school at Red Robin. We would order it for dessert and we’d eat the top half of the dessert, leaving behind all the extra apples. That is the best part of this dish is it is generous with the crisp! Now you don’t have to worry about vulture-esque husbands or children who want to steal all the crisp! There is plenty to share!

This recipe also gives me another reason to use my trusty cast iron skillet which makes this amazing Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp feel even more like Fall is in the air. We served it up with a giant spoon and some fresh whipped cream.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9 inch pan or if you are like me, a large cast iron skillet. Cut the apples in quarters and core them. Slice them thinly. Add the orange juice, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. A Fall favorite full of sliced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats baked crisp. Top with whipped cream for a perfect cold weather favorite or top with a scoop of ice cream you're still experiencing this never-ending heat wave with the rest of us.To make the crisp topping, add the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup brown sugar, salt, oats and butter to a stand mixer and combine. A Fall favorite full of sliced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats baked crisp. Top with whipped cream for a perfect cold weather favorite or top with a scoop of ice cream you're still experiencing this never-ending heat wave with the rest of us. Add the apples to the pan and add the crisp topping on top. A Fall favorite full of sliced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats baked crisp. Top with whipped cream for a perfect cold weather favorite or top with a scoop of ice cream you're still experiencing this never-ending heat wave with the rest of us.Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown. A Fall favorite full of sliced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats baked crisp. Top with whipped cream for a perfect cold weather favorite or top with a scoop of ice cream you're still experiencing this never-ending heat wave with the rest of us.

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Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

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  • Yield: 12
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
A Fall favorite full of sliced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats baked crisp. Top with whipped cream for a perfect cold weather favorite or top with a scoop of ice cream you're still experiencing this never-ending heat wave with the rest of us.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Fuji or Granny Smith apples
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 pound cold unsalted butter , diced

Instructions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9 inch pan or if you are like me, a large cast iron skillet.
  3. Cut the apples in quarters and core them.
  4. Slice them thinly.
  5. Add the orange juice, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. To make the crisp topping, add the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup brown sugar, salt, oats and butter to a stand mixer and combine.
  7. Add the apples to the pan and add the crisp topping on top.
  8. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Adapted from Ina Garten, the Hamptons Goddess herself.

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 , Amount per serving: calories

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Not gonna lie, I totally had some for breakfast the last couple of mornings! I’m not even sorry. A Fall favorite full of sliced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats baked crisp. Top with whipped cream for a perfect cold weather favorite or top with a scoop of ice cream you're still experiencing this never-ending heat wave with the rest of us.

A Fall favorite full of sliced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats baked crisp. Top with whipped cream for a perfect cold weather favorite or top with a scoop of ice cream you're still experiencing this never-ending heat wave with the rest of us.
A Fall favorite full of sliced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and oats baked crisp. Top with whipped cream for a perfect cold weather favorite or top with a scoop of ice cream you're still experiencing this never-ending heat wave with the rest of us.

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  1. I always make apple crisp in the fall. It’s usually gone as soon as it comes out of the oven around here 😉

  2. I love that your recipe is much different than my oat free version. I love making apple crisp when I do not feel like making a pie!

  3. More crisp, yes please! This would go great with my caramel apple granola recipe! I haven’t used my cast iron skillet in a while either….

    1. I’ve done it both ways and to be honest I like the taste better and I love the extra ten minutes of my life not spent peeling them where I get to watch more Bravo instead 😉

  4. Anything with warm, cooked apples and a scoop of ice cream is a win in my book. It’s crazy how often I crave this combo, so this recipe would be perfect for me.

  5. WOW. This is my all time favorite dessert, and this looks amazing. Mine never looks like this though, I will be doing this over the weekend. YUM.

  6. I love making apple desserts. I will have to try this apple crisp recipe. It looks so delicious and easy to make. I am sure my family will love it.

    1. It smelled so good I burnt my tongue because I didn’t wait for it to cool even ten seconds before taking a bite. Molten apples, lol.

  7. My topping didn’t get crispy…it stayed as a powder almost. Any idea why this happened? I’m pretty sure I followed the directions…is there a quick fix for this?

    1. Did you mix it well with the butter? Look at the last picture before it goes in the oven, the topping should look sort of like clusters. I usually use a stand mixer or you can use your hands to sort of mash it together like you would a hamburger mix before forming patties. The topping shouldn’t be powdery even before going in the oven. We can definitely troubleshoot more if you would like, you can always email me at [email protected] 🙂

  8. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ll keep it and use it again with just a few minor changes. I made this today and as delishus as it is, it is a bit too sweet for even me. Next time I will cut back on the sugars. There is a lot of liquid in the dish so I will mix a quarter cup of flour with the apples and sugar and I’ll probably peel my apples next time too!

  9. This is delicious. I add slightly more apples(peeled) and used gluten free flour blend but kept everything else the same. Made this for my family twice so far and it was gone within minutes both times. Now I’m making again for get together and I know it will be a hit! Thanks!

    1. Hey sorry this got snagged in the spam filter Teresa! I’ve used my hands or hand mixers or in a pinch I have just pulsed it very quickly in a food processor for just a few seconds until the butter was combined but before the oats were pulverized.

  10. This is the BEST Apple Crisp ever! I made this and it was gone so fast! My mom’s new favorite. Thank you for the amazing recipe.