One of the best things about Fall is all the wonderful desserts that you can make, including this easy apple crisp recipe.
Seasoned apple chunks that are coated with a cinnamon sugar crumb topping and baked until the apples are nice and tender and the topping is golden brown.
What I love about this recipe is that it is prepared in individual servings. It is made in ramekins so that each person gets the exact same amount.
And in my house, that is important, especially when it comes to dessert!
Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
- Peeled and diced apples
- Ground nutmeg
- Granulated sugar
- Granulated sugar
What Type Of Apples To Use To Make Apple Crisp
Although you can use a variety of apples to make apple crisp, some varieties hold up better when baked. My personal preference when baking is to use Granny Smith apples.
They are firm and crisp, and hold up well when baked.
However, you can also use Golden Smith or Honeycrisp varieties as well. Even Gala apples are a great choice for this recipe.
Gala apples are firm and are considered a sweeter apple. Therefore, this is a great choice when you want to decrease the amount of sugar that is called for in a recipe.
However, because there are several more varieties that can be used for baking, it is best to ask your local orchard what type of apples that they recommend.
And just like when making an Old-Fashioned Apple Pie, you can always use a combination of apples to make the flavor have more depth.
The first step in making this easy apple crisp recipe is to preheat the oven to 350°F and spray the ramekins with non-stick cooking spray. Set them aside.
Now it is time to prepare the apples. Start by peeling the apples, then remove the core and cut the apples in 1/2 inch pieces.
Next, place the peeled and diced apples in a medium size bowl. Then sprinkle the cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar on top of the apples and toss until well coated.
Once the apples are nice and coated, evenly divide the apples between the two ramekins.
Then in the same bowl that you used for the apples, add the topping ingredients. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the butter in until pea size crumbles form.
Spread the crumb topping over the top of the apples, being sure to cover the apples completely.
Now carefully place the ramekins on a baking sheet and then place the baking sheet and ramekins in the oven.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the topping is crisp and has turned light golden brown in color.
Remove the tray from the oven and let the apple crisp sit for 5 minutes before serving. Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.
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- 2 cups peeled and diced apples
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp granulated white sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 TBSP butter, room temperature
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a medium bowl add the peeled and diced apples. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar and toss until well coated.
- Divide the apples between two ramekins.
- In the same bowl add the topping ingredients and cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or two forks until pea size crumbles are formed.
- Top apples with the topping mixture, covering the apples completely.
- Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 40-45 min or until the topping is crisp and light golden brown.
- Remove the tray from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
- Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.
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