This easy apple crisp dessert is so simple, y’all. As in, ridiculously simple. It is also delicious and I make it for just about every holiday when asked to bring a dessert. I have yet to find someone that doesn’t love this apple crisp, truly.
I used this recipe for our big Thanksgiving get together with my husband’s family so I made it in a 9×13 dish. You can always downsize to an 8×8 dish for a smaller crowd. Also, serving the apple crisp warm with vanilla ice cream on top is perfection. Just a little tip!
I eat this any time of the year, but something about the smell of cinnamon baking in the oven just says “holidays” to me, so it’s a holiday favorite over here. Make sure you pin this apple crisp to your holiday Pinterest board to save when the time comes! Believe me, you’re going to want to have it on hand time and time again.
Spray inside of your 9×13 pan with non-stick spray. I use Baker’s Joy and it’s the bomb!
Next, use an apple slicer to slice your apples and then cut them into bite-sized chunks. Throw them in your dish and sprinkle cinnamon on top. This is where the heavenly smells begin, people!
In a bowl combine one cup of flour with one cup of brown sugar. Sprinkle more cinnamon in. I always eyeball it with the cinnamon. I go by look and smell. Is that weird? Moving on. Just use as much as you think you should. It’s hard to overdo it with cinnamon, in my opinion.
Next you’re going to add butter about 1 tbsp at a time. I use Country Crock because I make this dish dairy-free (I know what you’re thinking and yes, Country Crock Original butter is, in fact, dairy-free!). Use a wooden spoon to cut in the butter to your brown sugar and flour mixture, stirring as you go. Remember that if you use stick butter it needs to be room temp so that it is soft enough to mix in well. This will make a somewhat chunky mixture as you continue to stir and the contents stick to the butter. It balls up a little along the way, too. You want it like this so it makes a delicious crisp!
Once your mixture is ready pour the contents on top of your apples evenly. Make sure it is covered fairly well. You can always make more of the apple crisp mixture if you need to add some more in or use less than you made if you have too much. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Enjoy the smells wafting from your oven. You guys, my mouth literally just filled with saliva while writing this. Ha! Good grief.
At this point check to see if the butter has thoroughly melted and the topping has hardened up, creating the mouthwatering crisp you’re going for. (Note: Ignore my baby-sized oven. Someday we will do a kitchen remodel but for now, I have to suck it up and deal with this teeny tiny dude. *sigh*) If not, go ahead and leave it in the oven a bit longer. I usually leave mine in for additional 10-minute increments if needed. Serve warm and for an added bonus, serve this bad boy up with some vanilla ice cream as mentioned above. Delish!