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Sign off your meal with a healthy yet delicious dessert, the apple crisp. This dish could be as effective as an apple in keeping doctors away. Apple crisp, as it is known in the United States is a dish of baked apples with a crispy crust topping.


A baked dessert recipe, apple crisp is called so because of the crisp top layer. Apple crisp is also known as apple crumble as the top layer is crumbly. Apple crisp is very popular during the fall and winter months as these months mark the harvesting season for apples.


The type of apple used in preparing an apple crisp determines the taste of the dish. Different varieties of apples vary in tartness and sweetness and this determines the taste of the dish. Locally grown apples have a superior flavor, texture and also taste better rather than the ones available at grocery stores.

Apple crisps can be prepared by adding one or more varieties of apple. The most popular varieties of apples used for preparing this dish are Braeburns, golden delicious, Granny Smith, Macintosh, etc. The apples used to prepare apple crisps are also known as cooking apples.


Apple crisp


  • Bake apple crisp with just one variety of apples or a mixed basket.

  • Substandard apples like wrinkled, damaged apples can be used to make apple crisps.

  • Mixed spices like cinnamon, clove, mace etc can be used to make apple crisp.

  • Crisps can also be made with other fruits like pineapple, etc.

  • A layer of caramel can be added between the filling and the topping. This will offer a varied taste to the recipe.

  • Caramel rum sauce can also be used on top of the apple crisp, just before serving it.

  • Whipped cream can be served along with apple crisp.

Apple crisp recipes

Quick apple crisp recipe

Apples, medium sized 4-6, peeled, sliced and chunked
Butter or margarine 3-4 tbsp, slightly thawed
Unbleached flour 1 ½ tbsp
Lemon juice mixed with water ¼ cup
Oatmeal ½ - ¾ cup
Brown sugar ¼ cup or less
Walnuts ¼ cup, chopped
Nutmeg to taste
Cinnamon to taste
Vegetable spray
Salt a pinch, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray cooking spray in a flat casserole dish or large pie plate and set aside. Peel and slice apples and arrange it in a heaped fashion in a casserole. Sprinkle a pinch of salt a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon. Pour water and lemon juice into the bottom of the casserole over the apples or along sides. With a pastry blender, combine butter or margarine with flour, oat cereal and brown sugar.

The topping should be mixed until crumbly. Stir in the walnuts. Arrange the topping over the top of apples. Spray the cooking spray over the topping, this encourages browning. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown and apples are bubbling. Allow to cool and serve


Oatmeal apple crisp recipe

Tart apples 3 pounds
Light brown sugar ½ cup
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
All-purpose flour 1/3 cup
Cinnamon ½ tsp, ground
Nutmeg ½ tsp, ground
Granulated sugar 1/3 cup
Rolled oats 1/3 cup
Cold butter 4 tbsp (1/2 stick)
Walnuts ½ cup, chopped

Peel the center and chop the apples. Toss in a bowl with lemon juice. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a separate bowl. Add to the apples and toss. Mix flour, sugar and oats in another bowl. Cut the butter into the flour until the mixture is crumbly.

Stir in the chopped nuts. Butter a 9-inch square baking dish and sprinkle the flour mixture. Bake at 375 F for 35 to 40 minutes. The apples have to get tender and the topping crisp. Serve with vanilla ice-cream


Healthy apple crisp recipe

Granny Smith apples 9 or 10 cups, sliced
Granular sugar substitute 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp sugar substitute
Unsweetened dried cherries 1/4 cup
Old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup
Trans-fat-free margarine 1/2 cup
Whole-grain pastry flour 1/2 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Cinnamon 2 tbsp, ground
Fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Using cooking spray, lightly coat a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. In a bowl soak cherries. In a stirring bowl, mix oats, margarine, ¼ cup sugar substitute, ¼ cup of flour and cinnamon, stir until crumbly. In a separate bowl, toss apples and lemon juice. Mix the balance flour, 2 tbsp sugar substitute and cinnamon with the apples.

Place the apples in the baking dish and pour the cherries over the apple mixture. Toss lightly to blend. Sprinkle the oat topping over the fruit mixture. Bake until apples are tender. Serve warm


Apple pecan crisp recipe

Medium baking apples 4 (golden delicious, Rome, etc)
Dark brown sugar 1/3 cup
All purpose flour 1/3 cup
Rolled oats 2/3 cup
Pecans 1/3 cup, toasted and chopped
Cold unsalted butter 6 tbsp, cut into bits
Fine salt 1 pinch
Unsweetened whipped cream optional

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly butter 6 (6-ounce) ramekins. In a medium-sized bowl, beat the brown sugar, flour, oats, pecans, and salt. Rub in the butter until it is in even, pea-size pieces. Peel, core and coarsely chop the apples. Divide evenly among the ramekins. Spread the crisp topping evenly over the fruit in each of the ramekins.

Transfer the ramekins to a baking sheet and cook until the fruit bubbles around the sides, the top should get golden. Preheat a broiler. Place the crisps about 4 inches from the broiler and cook until golden brown, for about 30 seconds. Allow it to cool for about 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm with whipped cream.


Warm and yummy apple crisp

All-purpose apples 10 cups, peeled, cored and sliced
All-purpose flour 1 tbsp
White sugar 1 cup
Cinnamon 1 tsp, ground
Water ½ cup

For the topping:

Quick-cooking oats 1 cup
Packed brown sugar 1 cup
All-purpose flour 1 cup
Butter 1/2 cup, melted
Baking powder 1/4 tsp
Baking soda 1/4 tsp

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the sliced apples in a 9 x13 inch pan. In a mixing bowl, mix white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon well. Sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly.

Mix the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, flour and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture. Bake for about 45 minutes.


Apple crisp topping recipe

Simple topping

Oatmeal 1 cup
Brown sugar 1 cup
All-purpose flour ½ cup
Butter ½ cup, softened

Mix together and sprinkle over apples and bake


Pecan topping recipe

Pecan pieces ½ ounce
Granulated sugar 1 ¼ pounds
All-purpose flour 1 pound
Cinnamon 1 1/2 tbsp, ground
Salt 1 tsp
Unsalted butter 12 ounces

Mix sugar, butter, and flour together, until crumbly. Add cinnamon, salt, and pecan pieces. Do not over mix. Store in refrigerator. Use as topping for apple crisps


Slivered almond topping

Slivered almonds ½ cup
Granulated sugar ¾ cup
Flour 1 ½ cups
Packed brown sugar ¾ cup
Oatmeal 1 cup
Unsalted butter ½ pound, diced
Salt

Mix the sugar, brown sugar, flour, salt, oatmeal, slivered almonds and butter in a bowl. The mixture should reach the consistency of soft dough. Use a stand mixer until the butter is in the size of peas.


Cinnamon-egg apple crisp recipe

Apples 6 cups, thinly sliced
All-purpose flour 1 cup
Granulated sugar 1 cup (if apples are sweet)
Salt ½ tsp
Baking powder 2 tsp
Egg 1
Butter ½ cup
Cinnamon 1 to 1 1/2 tsp

Place peeled and thinly sliced apples in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle sugar over apples. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Add egg and mix well until the mixture turns crumbly. Sprinkle the flour-egg mixture over the apples, Sprinkle cinnamon evenly.

Melt butter and drizzle over the apples. Bake at 350 F until the apples are tender. The top should get brown. Serve hot or cold along with ice cream or whipped cream


Raisin cinnamon apple crisp

Apples 5, peeled and diced
Cornstarch 3 tsp
Cinnamon 1 tsp
Agaves nectar ¼ cup
Lemon 1/2, juiced
Raisins small box
Rolled oats 1 cup
Whole wheat flour 1/3 cup
Light brown sugar ½ cup
Butter ¼ cup, melted

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix apples, cinnamon, agaves nectar, raisins, and lemon juice. Sprinkle the cornstarch. Toss until fruit is coated. Place fruit in a non-greased baking dish. Mix the remaining ingredients. Sprinkle over fruit.

Bake about 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender. Serve with a scoop of low fat ice cream or fat free frozen yogurt.


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