This old fashioned crunchy apple crisp recipe uses simple ingredients and no oats or nuts to make a rich, sweet dessert perfect for any meal.
Food inspires me. I love it. I love reviving the lost food arts that my grandmother and mother practiced years ago. I am full of pride when I freeze or can food to use later on, and the feelings come right back when I pull it out of the freezer or cupboard and serve it.
Last weekend, I bought a bushel of apples. Really, I only wanted a half bushel (to make homemade applesauce), but the whole bushel was a better deal, and I was able to get two different varieties.
I made two batches of applesauce last weekend. I peeled, cored, and sliced apples until I had 6 gallons of them in the freezer for cakes and pancakes later on.
Today, I made crockpot applesauce chicken and apple crisp for my family's Sunday dinner.
And still, I have a full half bushel of apples left. I guess I'll make more applesauce and some apple butter tomorrow, or maybe, I'll make more apple crisp and freeze it. Can you do that, freeze apple crisp?
I think you can, and I'm going to try it.
How to Make Crunchy Apple Crisp
- Prepare the apples. Peel, core, and slice 5-7 large apples. Arrange the apple slices in a 9x9 or similarly sized round baking dish and pour water over them. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
- Prepare the crust. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Whisk the flours together and then blend into the dough until it has a paste-like consistency. Spread the crust over the top of the apples in the baking dish.
- Bake. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until the crust is beginning to brown.
- Serve. We like our apple crisp served hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Here are a few more of my favorite apple recipes:
- Stuffed Baked Apples (Gluten-Free)
- Ham and Rice with Apples
- How to Make Applesauce in the CrockPot
- Cracker Barrel Copycat Skillet Fried Apples
- Apple Ring Pancakes
- Wormy Apple - A Creative, Healthy, & Fun Afternoon Snack for Kids