Easy Apple Crisp
The best way to make this is with you hands -- it gives you a better idea of how much of everything you have in there, and its much more fun to get messy
I made this up in lieu of an available vegan dessert option on a school trip. Since then I've kind of played with it based on what I want.
For those who dont really like mush, this is a super easy, really delicious, light and crispy alternative to the classic version (you can use peaches too). It is good as breakfast the next am as well. Every time I go home my mom won't let me leave without making my crisp.
I will add photos the next time I make one, which I'm sure will be soon!
- apples, cored and sliced (peeled or not)
- brown sugar (i prefer dark)
- butter, or butter substitute for vegan
- old fashioned oats
- cinnamon, nutmeg, clove (optional)
- blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc (optional)
How to Make Easy Apple Crisp
- 1See Bottom for preheat instructions
Butter a baking pan -- 9" round pie plate should work for 4 or 5 apples, adjust depending on servings.
- 2There should be approx 1/2 apple per person expected to eat. I usually use 5 braeburns or 1/2 green apples/some other variety of hard apple (soft apples like mcintoshes dont work as well).
- 3Put apple slices in a large mixing bowl, along with half a cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup oats, and 1/2 stick of melted butter (less apples require less stuff) . Mix. There should be enough butter to allow the sugar and oats to stick to all the apples. Add more as needed/desired. Mix in some spices if desired.
- 4In a separate smaller bowl, Mix more melted butter, brown sugar, oats, and spices. There should be an even moist mix of brown sugar and oats -- this is for the topping. Adjust amounts to consistancy you want. (the brown sugar will be lumpy).
Total amount should be at least 2 cups of mixture (more if making a bigger crisp)
- 5Pour apple mixture into buttered pan. Crumble topping over the top to cover.
- 6Take Crisp out when topping is starting to brown, and the mix is bubbling lightly.
- 7FOR BAKING TIME AND TEMPERATURE:
Softer Crisp is best at a lower temperature for a longer time (eg. 350 for 30 min)
Crispier is best at a higher temperature for a shorter time (eg. 425 for 20 min).
Adjust to your liking. No matter what, it will come out delicious!
- 8BAKERS NOTE:
This Recipe is best mixed with your hands -- it gives you a better idea on consistancy, and is more fun and rewarding in the end. Great for making wit your children this way as well.
Keep it plain for a more breakfasty flavor. Add ground Clove for Christmas. Mixed Berries make it a summer dish. Delicious served with vanilla or caramel ice cream, or Creme Fraiche (my favorite)