We are heading into peak apple season, so throw on your favorite sweater, and let’s get to some fall-inspired baking! This Easy Apple Crisp will fill your home with warm aromas of sweet cinnamon and peppery nutmeg. This apple crisp is easy because we are leaving the skin on our apples, and we only need one mixing bowl!
Let’s get cooking! Oh, and don’t forget to sip on a rich Tawny Port while you’re cooking to get you in the mood for this decadent dessert.
- ¾ cup oats
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 stick butter, cold
- 2 tbsp water
- Pinch sea salt
- 6 cups apples
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Cut apples into roughly ½ inch chunks, removing the core. Juice lemon, removing any seeds.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, maple syrup, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Combine everything until the apples are evenly coated and dump into a 12-inch cast iron.
- Add the flour to the same mixing bowl used for the apples. Cut the butter into pea-sized pieces and mix until the butter is coated and distributed. Add the oats, brown sugar, water, and sea salt and combine until a loose crumble forms.
- Evenly sprinkle the crisp topping over the apples and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until bubbly on the sides and the crisp is deeply golden.
- Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Maddie is a Minneapolis-based recipe developer and food photographer with a background in Food Engineering and Nutrition. Maddie utilizes her scientific understanding of food to create delicious recipes that are worth repeating. When she’s not experimenting in her kitchen, she’s exploring new cities around the world or fostering pups to help them adjust to the good life and find their forever homes! You can find more of Maddie’s work (and follow her cute fosters) on Instagram or maddieaugustin.com.