Easy apple crisp recipe made with a layer of tart apples and a homemade crunchy topping. Perfect warm out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
If you love the ease of making Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings but crave the homemade crumbly topping of Dutch Apple Pie, then this recipe is sure to please your taste buds.
I purchased a cookbook from our local Amish a year ago and have loved the simplicity of the recipes I’ve found inside. This Apple Crisp recipe comes right from that cookbook from our little community a few miles down the road.
What I love most about this recipe is how simple it is with a single layer of crisp apples and then a crumble topping that is absolutely delicious!
How to Make Apple Crisp The Amish Way
- Peel apples and thinly slice to layer in a cake pan.
- In a bowl, combine old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in the butter.
- Sprinkle the crumble topping over the apples.
- Bake at 350˚F for 40 minutes or until the apples are bubbly and soft.
Apple Crisp Suggestions
Tart Apples: For any dessert recipe with apples you want to use a variety that is tart. I prefer Jonagold but when I can’t find them I use Granny Smith. Using a non-tart apple will alter the taste, and in my opinion not offer the same flavor as a tart apple would.
Cold Butter: When cutting in the butter, make sure it is cold. This helps to give that crumbly texture to any fruit crisp as it bakes.
Serve Warm with Ice Cream: Nothing goes better with a bowl of warm apple crisp than a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!
More Apple Desserts
- 4 tart apples peeled
- 3/4 Cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 Cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup salted butter cold
- Preheat oven to 350˚ F.
- Peel and thinly slice apples. Place in a cake pan.
- Combine oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in the cold butter. Sprinkle over the apples.
- Bake at 350˚ F for 40 minutes or until the apples are cooked through. Serve warm.
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Comments & Reviews
Gina Cristi says
What size cake pan?
You can use an 8×8 baking pan or a pie plate.
Beverly Patterson says
Can we drop the oatmeal and double the flour using gluten-free? Most oatmeal doesn’t note being gluten-free because it MAY be contaminated.
I would not recommend dropping the oatmeal as it would alter the texture. Is there a gluten-free option for oats?