My niece loves warm apple crisp, so last weekend I decided to make her an old fashioned apple crisp. A couple of years ago she crowned me the “bestest apple crisp maker”. It’s a title that I am proud to claim! Trust me this was a huge deal coming from a former fussy and picky eater.
We are gearing up for my favorite time of the year – the holidays. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I know we are all searching for the perfect recipes to cook and bake, so I’m sharing a delicious dessert, an old fashioned apple crisp.
Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
- 5-6 Granny Smith or McIntosh apples
- 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (optional)
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 and butter a baking dish or cast iron skillet.
- Peel, core, and cut the apples into wedges.
- Transfer the apples to a large bowl and add 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg.
- Pour the apples in a baking dish or skillet and let the apples sit for about 10 minutes.
- For the topping, combine ¾ cup flour, ¾ cup granulated sugar, ¾ cup brown sugar and ½ cup quick cooking oats. Mix until well combined.
- Add 10 tablespoons softened butter to the topping mixture. Use a fork or pastry blender to combine until mixture is crumbly.
- Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and pour melted butter over the apples.
- Spoon the topping evenly over the apples.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until brown and the apples are bubbly.
- Remove from oven and serve warm.
Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Tips
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
- Cover and refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.
Not in the mood for a slice of this delicious an old fashioned apple crisp? Try these Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies instead.