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Is there a better fall dessert than Apple Crisp? This easy Apple Crisp recipe comes together in just moments with the help of a super simple topping recipe.
I grew up thinking that if you wanted a delicious apple pie or crisp, you had to use Granny Smith apples. But a few years ago, my friend Beth showed me the error of my ways. (You may remember Beth from her Perfect Granola recipe.) She told me that Golden Delicious are wonderful baking apples. I admit that I wasn't convinced, until this...
In addition to defying gravity, her Dutch Apple Pie (pie crust bottom and crumble top), was absolutely wonderful. And made with Golden Delicious apples.
Then last week I started craving apple crisp. I'd tucked away my friend Allie's Basic Streusel Recipe. (If you've never visited her site, you must. But, I warn you now, you will leave hungry.) A couple of things I loved about the recipe: one, it's incredibly easy to make; two, you can make it, use what you want and freeze the rest for later (I'm looking at you, peaches!).
What makes the streusel recipe so easy is that you melt the butter and stir in the dry ingredients instead of the typical methods of combining with a pastry blender or food processor. And I can vouch for the taste - it's fantastic, every bit as good as more complicated versions.
Easy Apple Crisp
For the Topping:
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 ½ cups flour I used white whole wheat, you could also use all-purpose)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅓ cup walnuts chopped
For the Filling
- butter for greasing baking dish
- 6 large Golden Delicious apples
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- To make the topping: Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in remaining topping ingredients (flour through walnuts) until combined. Remove from heat.
- Grease a 9×13” baking dish.
- Core apples and cut into quarters (and peel if you like). In a large bowl, cut quarters crosswise into ¼-inch thick pieces. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and stir to coat.
- Transfer apples to prepared baking dish and cover evenly with topping mixture.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Serve warm.