Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Fall Nesting: Simple Apple Crisp {Day 3}

Apple crisp is one of the absolute best fall desserts. It uses seasonal produce and can be whipped up in about 10 minutes and out of the oven in less than an hour.

I bet most of the ingredients are in your pantry right now!

I got these beauties from my sister's trees. She's not sure what kind they are. They are slightly sweet and have a good crisp texture. Anybody have any guesses?

The "toughest" part of this recipe is peeling, coring, and slicing the apples. However you only need 6 cups, so for me that was 8 apples. It's not that bad-- especially if you have one of those handy apple peeler/corer contraptions.

I love the topping. There's lots of texture from the oats and chopped nuts, and the nutmeg and cinnamon give it a hint of spice.

And then 35 minutes later, it's ready to come out of the oven. This recipe makes 4-6 servings. In my home, it's closer to the four than the six.

Apple Crisp
adapted from Joy of Baking


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut in pieces
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds, but walnut or pecans are also recommended)


  • 6 cups apples, peeled, cored, and cut into pieces
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 tablespoon s sugar

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 inch pie pan.
  3. Mix all the filling ingredients in a medium bowl and pour into your prepared pie plate.
  4. Cut in all the topping ingredients with a fork or food processor until it looks like small crumbles.
  5. Sprinkle the topping onto the apples.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
  7. Let cool a bit before serving.

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