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Today I am sharing a super easy baked apple crisp recipe! Apple crisp is a wonderful way to take advantage of in season apples! I adore Granny Smith apples, so today I am sharing a Granny Smith baked apple crisp recipe! A big plus is that this recipe is quick to put together and doesn’t require any special tools!
Today I am sharing this recipe for homemade Granny Smith baked apple crisp as part of the Festive Christmas ideas blog hop! This blog hop will share lots of holiday ideas, recipes, crafts and decor ideas to make the Christmas season extra festive! Check here every Monday and Wednesday for new holiday ideas! Plus, be sure to scroll al the way to the bottom of this post for all the festive baked Christmas and holiday baked goods recipes being shared today!
Granny Smith Apple Crisp Recipe
This recipe suggests using tart Granny Smith apples, which balance the tasty brown sugar used in this recipe very well. But, if you prefer another type of apple, or have other apples on hand instead, feel free to use those! I used the Easy Apple Crisp Recipe from Cooking Classy.
Apple Crisp Ingredients
Old fashioned rolled oats
Light brown sugar
Granny Smith apples
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Apple Crisp Baking Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter 8×8 baking dish.
In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Rub butter into dry mixture with fingertips until it comes together into small crumbles. Refrigerate.
In a bowl whisk together melted butter and flour until well blended. Mix in water, lemon juice and vanilla. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
Toss the apples with the butter mixture in a bowl. Pour into a prepared baking dish.
Sprinkle the apples with the crumble apple crisp topping.
Bake in a preheated oven until the top is golden brown and apples are tender.
Let the apple crisp cool slightly before serving. Top with vanilla ice cream if desired.
- For topping: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
- For apple filling: 2 lbs Granny Smith apples (at room temperature) peeled, cored and sliced thin (about 1/8-inch) - I used about 5 small qpples
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup light-brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and position oven rack one level below the center.
Butter an 8 by 8 inch baking dish (or small casserole dish of a similar size), set aside.
In a mixing bowl whisk together 1/2 cup flour, the oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp salt for 30 seconds.
Add diced butter and using clean fingertips, rub butter into dry mixture until it comes together into small crumbles.
Transfer to refrigerator to chill while preparing filling.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter and flour until well blended, then mix in water, lemon juice and vanilla.
Stir in 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and pinch of salt.
Place apples in a large bowl then pour butter mixture over apples and toss to evenly coat, then pour apple mixture into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer.
Remove topping from refrigerator and sprinkle into crumbles evenly over top of apples.
Bake in preheated oven until top is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a toothpick, about 35 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to rest 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream if desired.