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Deliciously Simple Apple Crisp Recipe

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Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking copious amounts of coffee.

Easy apple crisp that is perfect for fall

Easy apple crisp that is perfect for fall

I have a confession: I'm not a big fan of fall. Summer is my favorite season, and I'm always sad to see it go. Living in Ohio, I have no choice but to accept the seasons as they come. There are a few elements of fall that make saying goodbye to summer more bearable though: leaves changing color, jumping in leaf piles, Halloween, apple cider, applesauce, and apple crisp.

Growing up, apple crisp was my favorite dessert. Sweet, tangy apples, a dash of cinnamon, and crunchy topping with a side of ice cream? Yes, please!

As an adult in my mid-30s, I've come to enjoy making dishes from scratch. Not only can I control the ingredients and calories, but it ends up saving my family a lot of money. This year, however, everything is pricey, and guess who hasn't bought apples? Me.

Recently, I decided that I wanted apple crisp. Luckily, we had a can of apple filling left over from our camping adventures this past summer, and I was confident that I could use it to whip up my favorite fall dessert.

This might be my new favorite recipe. Because I didn't have to peel and slice apples, the ingredients were ready to go in the oven in less than 10 minutes. The topping, arguably the best part, was perfectly sweet and hearty. Next time, I'll just be sure to have coffee ice cream waiting in the freezer. Yum!

Ingredients needed

Ingredients needed

Ingredients

  • 1 can apple pie filling or topping
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and coat a 9x9 baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave, or put it in a pan over medium heat on the stove.
  3. Pour the apple filling into a small mixing bowl. Stir in the granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of allspice. Once everything is well mixed, spread the apples into the baking pan.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of allspice.
  5. Slowly stir the melted butter into the topping mixture. Mix everything well.
  6. Pour the topping mixture onto the apples, spreading it evenly along the top. Bake for 35 minutes.
  7. Serve apple crisp warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Photo Guide

Combine apples, granulated sugar, and 1/4 tsp of allspice in a small mixing bowl. Pour into a greased 9x9 baking pan.

Combine apples, granulated sugar, and 1/4 tsp of allspice in a small mixing bowl. Pour into a greased 9x9 baking pan.

Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and remaining 1/4 tsp allspice in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and remaining 1/4 tsp allspice in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

Slowly pour melted butter into topping mixture.

Slowly pour melted butter into topping mixture.

Stir well.

Stir well.

Spread topping evenly over apples. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.

Spread topping evenly over apples. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.

Serve apple crisp warm with a side of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Serve apple crisp warm with a side of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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