Apple and pumpkin. These two delicious ingredients inspire countless recipes this time of year.
If it was up to me, I’d enjoy them year round, but like the rest of you, I do stop and move on to other things. Like Christmas cookie baking! Ahhh yes. But thankfully, it’s October and we still have plenty of apple-and-pumpkin recipes to make.
One of my all-time favorite fall recipes is Homemade Apple Crisp. And I’m excited to share it with you today because it’s just so-deliciously–yummy.
So good as in you may just find your children in the kitchen licking the bottom of the pan clean.
That’s if hubby doesn’t get to it first.
Or you. (Not the licking, but finger-licking good.) ‘Cause I may just do that myself.
The delicious combo of cinnamon and nutmeg meld perfectly with the “secret” ingredient I almost guarantee you have in your cupboard. (Read on to find out!)
And when you add a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream on the side? This homemade apple crisp may just be a small scoop of fall heaven.
But it’s not hard to make. In fact, it’s so simple, even a non-baker could whip this recipe up to impress!
It takes under 10 minutes to put together (not counting baking time) so this homemade apple crisp recipe is the perfect busy-day fall dessert the whole family will love.
This recipe is based off my great-grandmother’s apple crisp recipe that I tweaked after a few years of trial and error. It’s such fun having a family recipe to pass down to my kids. And to you!
And the “secret” ingredient? Vanilla extract sprinkled over the crisp before baking. Mmmmmm!
- 6-8 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thinly
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup oats (I prefer old-fashioned)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter (not margarine) or 1 stick, cold
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spread the apples in a 13x9x2" glass dish.
- Mix the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over the apples.
- Next combine the brown sugar, flour, and oats. Cut in the cold butter (about 1 tablespoon at a time) until crumbly. It will be pretty dry and not as "crumbly" as other recipes, but that's ok. Sprinkle evenly over the apples.
- Sprinkle the vanilla extract over the top.
- Bake, uncovered for 25-40 minutes (depends on the thickness of the apples.) The crisp should be bubbling. Poke the apples with a fork - they should be soft but not mushy.
- Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
- Don't overcook the crisp - you don't want mushy apples!