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Fall is in the air here in New England and it honestly, it’s one of the best seasons here. The colorful leaves and beautiful weather attracts many people from all over the country. We went to our local apple orchard a couple weekends ago to go apple picking so we could make apple crisp. Apple crisp is one of our Fall favorites so we made a no-sugar added version (recipe coming soon) and of course, one loaded with sugar. My dad, husband and grandfather are diabetics so we always try to make sweets with minimal sugar for them. It’s not always easy but we try.
Apple Crisp Recipe
Aren’t the dishes adorable? I picked up a few individual sized baking dishes from HomeGoods (that are even dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe) and instead of making one large pan of apple crisp, I decided to make individual sized ones for dessert. Many times Sunday is the day we all eat together so having a cute dessert dish for each person is always a little special.
Homemade Apple Crisp Recipe
- Apple Filling:
- 5 large apples peeled and chopped into cubes or slices
- 1/2 stick butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp half n half or milk
- 1 tsp vanillaextract
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Crumb Topping:
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup melt butter
- Crumb Topping: Combine all the crumb mix into one bowl and mix together with melted butter. Set aside
- For filling: In a medium bowl, combine butter, flour (mix), lemon juice, half and half and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Stir in sugar, cinnamon and salt.
- Fill large baking dish with apples (or individual sized dishes) and pour filling mixture over the top. Top with crumb topping (use your fingers to spread over top) and bake 375 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream or whip cream
There are hundreds of apple crisp recipes out there but this one is pretty simple. My mom has an apple crisp recipe that is a little more complex and requires a bit more time so I may try that one next weekend. If you have been following our blog for a while, you know we are all about simple, easy cooking. Occasionally though, we make a few gourmet dishes but we usually reserve those for Christmas and Thanksgiving. This weekend is the perfect time to bake homemade apple crisp!