Ultra simple and ultra tasty… an everyday delicious apple crisp with only six ingredients you already have at home. The easiest path to a great treat.
Originally Published October 25, 2014, this recipe just got lost in the mix. It is a great simple recipe. I so love simple recipes. I have re-edited the photos and added some apple information for you, so please give this try.
So I needed an apple recipe, and I needed a dessert recipe. Plus it is apple season.
My first spot, as usual, was Cooks Illustrated. I find Quick Dutch Apple Crisp. I liked the name… the quick did it for me. But the 13 ingredients many of which I didn’t have did not do it for me.
Some looking around and I had just what I wanted with Allrecipes.com Apple Crisp – Perfect and Easy only six ingredients and great ratings.
A five. Now we don’t do desserts very often, but we will do this often. I have to start keeping ice cream in the house.
Pro Tips: Notes on Easy Apple Crisp
Use the apples you have. Adjust the sugar for the sweetness of the apples. There is more topping than some may wish ( I liked it) so a bigger dish and more apples with the same amount of topping would do nicely.
Cobblers, crumbles, and crisps What is the difference?
Cobblers are easy; they have a biscuit or cake-like topping.
Crumbles and crisps are frequently used interchangeably. But some feel that the differentiating factor is crisps have oats in the topping and crumble do not. This seems to be not widely accepted.
I think the recipe name should tell you what you’re getting so in my world this is a crisp. But call it a crumble if you want.
Let’s Talk Apples
A lot seems to be made of what apple to use for this or that. I believe it is more a matter of individual taste. So probably the apples you have are fine other than Red Delicious or Macintosh. Here is a handy-dandy chart that is very well done.
I think an apple that is firmer and tarter is the best choice here. So if you are buying apples just for this recipe, then some good choices are Cortland, Granny Smith, and Ida Red.
Preheat oven to 375.
Peel and slice 2 1/2 to 3 cups of apples. That will be two larger apples or three smaller. Avoid Red Delicious and Macintosh apples.
Prep an 8-inch square baking dish with a butter coat.
Combine one cup flour with 3/4 to 1 cup sugar. Vary the sugar by the sweetness of the apples. Mine were sweeter, so they got 3/4 cup. Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix well. Dice up one stick of butter. (that is 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons). Cut butter into dry ingredients.
Spread the sliced apples in the dish. Spread topping over apples.
Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown.
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November 5, 2017