Classic Apple Crisp
Time Inc. Food Studios
Yields10 ServingsPlus Time to Cool20 minsTotal Time1 hr 30 mins
AuthorElaine Johnson

We tested and then tested some more to arrive at the perfect proportions of buttery oat topping and sweetly spiced filling ingredients for this family-friendly recipe. If you’re in the mood to amp up the flavors even more, try the variation, Apple Crisp with Brandy and Spices.

How to Make It

1

Preheat oven to 350°. Make streusel: In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. With your fingers, squeeze and rub butter into oat mixture until blended and coarse lumps form. Set aside.

2

Make filling: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except apples. Add 2 tbsp. water and the apples and toss to coat. Transfer to a shallow 3- to 3-1/2-qt. baking dish, such as 9- by 13-in. dish. Scatter streusel on top.

3

Bake until streusel is browned and apples are tender when pierced, 55 minutes to 1 1/4 hours, tenting with foil if streusel starts to get dark before apples are done. Let cool on a rack at least 20 minutes, then serve warm or at room temperature.

Ingredients

Streusel
 1 cup each regular rolled oats, flour, and packed light brown sugar
 ¾ tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp salt
 10 tbsp cold salted butter, chopped
Filling
 1 ½ tbsp each packed light brown sugar and lemon juice
 2 tsp cinnamon
 3 lbs Gravenstein, Pink Lady, or Gala apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 3/4 in. thick (9 cups)

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350°. Make streusel: In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. With your fingers, squeeze and rub butter into oat mixture until blended and coarse lumps form. Set aside.

2

Make filling: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except apples. Add 2 tbsp. water and the apples and toss to coat. Transfer to a shallow 3- to 3-1/2-qt. baking dish, such as 9- by 13-in. dish. Scatter streusel on top.

3

Bake until streusel is browned and apples are tender when pierced, 55 minutes to 1 1/4 hours, tenting with foil if streusel starts to get dark before apples are done. Let cool on a rack at least 20 minutes, then serve warm or at room temperature.

Classic Apple Crisp