Apple season is one of my favorite parts of Fall!
My entire family loooves apples and we eat them as fast as I can purchase them.
We used to go apple picking but as the boys have gotten older (and busier), I have started getting all our apples at the farmer’s market which is the next best thing, sometimes better!
The local farmer’s bring their freshest and just picked apples to the farmer’s market each week and I always ask for the crispest and tartest apples which is what my family likes best.
When we’re not eating them straight from the fridge, we’re baking with them! We love Apple Cinnamon Muffins, my Grandmother’s Dutch Apple Cake, and apple crisp!
My grandmother had several Apple Crisp recipes she rotated between and I’ve shared one of them before but this classic is my personal favorite!
Packed with juicy apples and topped with lots of delicious crumble, this apple crisp is classic for a reason… it’s SO YUMMY!
And it is beyond easy to make!
All you need is lots of apples and a simple crumble topping.
Let’s start with the apples. You’ll need 7-10 depending on the size and your preference for how filled you like it but we always recommend more apples than less because they shrink when baked.
A note about the apples: With apple crisp, any apple will work but baking apples or Granny Smith apples will give a nice tart flavor in contrast to the crumble and will hold their form best. Other apples may lose their form and become more “mushy” when baking (but will still taste great!).
That said, an apple crisp is a great way to use up “older” apples because they are hidden underneath the crumble and will still taste great even if they get a little “mushy” when baked.
Once you’ve peeled and cut the apples, we mix them with cinnamon, then top it with crumble!
The crumble topping is simply all-purpose gluten-free flour (we use GF Jules All Purpose Flour – Affiliate link), brown sugar, cinnamon (you could also mix the cinnamon with the apples instead of the crumble), butter or dairy free butter, gluten-free oats, and flax seed meal (optional but gives a nutritional boost and you won’t taste it).
And the crumble topping couldn’t be easier. You place all the ingredients in one bowl and mix them together by hand or with a pastry cutter.
I like to make the crumble topping first, then cut the apples so that the apples will have less time to brown but that’s just a preference.
You place the apples in a large pan of any shape you like.
You can see by this photo that my family tends to overload the baking dish with apples because the apples will shrink or “fall down” after baking and settling.
Then top with a simple crumble topping.
Bake for 35-40 minutes (your house will smell amazing) and enjoy!
It is super easy to whip up, cozy & perfect way to enjoy Fall apples!
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Perfect for any day or a holiday!
It’s waaaaayyyy easier than making apple pie and my family thinks yummier!
Hope you love it as much as we do!
Scroll down to see the recipe and leave a comment if you try.