A homemade apple crisp served with vanilla bean ice cream…
On Thanksgiving we served this apple crisp and it was the best apple crisp I have ever made. What’s great about this recipe is that it doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving for you to make it. You can serve it any time of year and everyone will love this dessert.
To find out what the best apple crisp consisted of I started by researching how to make an apple crisp. The most important thing is cutting the butter into the flour sugar topping so it is like pea size. I found a few recipes that I liked and took certain characteristics from each recipe to make, in my opinion, the best apple crisp you have ever had.
Here’s what you need: (Most likely you have the ingredients on hand)
Topping: 1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour, about 1/2 cup or less of rolled oats, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, pinch of salt, 6 tablespoons of cold butter, and handful chopped pecans
Filling: 6 baking apples peeled and cut into wedges, juice of half a lemon, 3 tablespoons of flour, 1/4 cup of chopped pecans, 3 heaping tablespoons brown sugar.
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Make filling by combining apples, lemon juice, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans in a bowl. Pour into a buttered baking dish of your choice.
- Make topping by combining flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Blend the butter into the topping mixture until pea size lumps form. Fold in chopped pecans and place on top of apple mixture.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until topping is browned. Let sit for 10 minutes and enjoy!