Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

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Cozy up with a delicious and easy Apple Crisp. It mixes up quickly, freezes well, and adds just the right sweet ending to any meal.

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I’m getting this recipe in right under the wire. Spring and summer fruit are just around the corner, and we’re not going to be all that interested in apples. But, we need to enjoy them while we can. And this easy apple crisp is just the ticket.

As I was reviewing these St. Patrick’s Day crafts and recipes, I was surprised to see that I’ve never shared our recipe for Apple Crisp. I guess there are STILL some details of my life that I haven’t divulged.

Celebrating special occasions according to theme is kinda my thing. If teacher sweaters with holiday applique were trendy, I’d be wearing one. This recipe is perfect for all kinds of holidays, including St. Patrick’s Day.

Say what?! Aren’t we supposed eat green cupcakes doused in Guinness?! I suppose you can. Nothing wrong with that.

Did you know, though, that apples are an integral part of Irish culture? In fact, in the old days if a tenant planted apple trees on the property where he was living, the landlord had to compensate him for improving the property when he vacated.

As my boys haven’t gotten older, they haven’t been as interested in my holiday/special occasion-observing ways — my girls, at ages 7 and 9, are all in — but no one complains over the food. I mean, Irish Stew, Soda Bread, Dubliner Cheese, and an easy Apple Crisp?

Sign me up, colleen!

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I do a couple things differently with this recipe. Instead of slicing the apples as for a pie, I cut them into chunks. I don’t typically serve a crisp in slices with a fork and a plate, but in big scoops in a bowl to eat with a spoon. Cutting the apples into chunks makes eating easier and not so awkward.

I also choose not to sweeten the crumble top. There’s plenty of sugar in the apple mixture as well as in the whipped cream to serve alongside.

You can use any baking dish you like for this recipe: pie plate, baking dish, or even small ramekins. If you use ramekins you can serve the crisp in the baking dishes and have one less dish to wash!

Tools I use to make it easy:

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  1. I didn’t know apples are a thing on St. Patrick’s Day. So happy to learn something new. And this apple crisp, I love how simple and homey it looks. It’s comfort dessert for me.

  2. Melissa says

    Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts. I had never thought about chopping the apples though. I’ll definitley try it next time! I like to make mine in layers of apples, crumb topping, apples, crumb topping.

    • Was much easier to serve. Curious about your double layers. Does the bottom layer of crumb stay crisp?

      • Melissa says

        It doesn’t stay crisp as the top layer does but creates A sort of crust as the butter and liquid from the apples cook with the flour and oats.

  3. karen says

    We love apple crisp! I usually add a handful of frozen cranberries to the apples. YUM!

  4. Jeanne says

    I was in intrigued by your recipe so thought I would share my apple crisp recipe that I have been making for 30 years –
    Pretty similar to your recipe but with less flour and sugar. 4 cups sliced tart apples ( I use Granny Smith). 1/4 cup hot water, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon – Arrange apples in an 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking dish. Pour hot water over apples. Cut butter into flour/sugar/cinnamon mixture and sprinkle over apples. Bake at 400 for 40-45 minutes. Double recipe for 9 x 13 pan. Enjoy !

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