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apple crisp best ever! no oats

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jewel Hall
Cullman, AL

I never cared for oats on my Apple Betty or apple crisp. This is delicious! For a variety, I add some chopped walnuts or pecans and substitute the apple juice with orange juice. It's apple picking time!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This no oats apple crisp tastes of fall. It's filled with apple flavor. Cinnamon is prevalent throughout the soft, warm apple filling. On top is the perfect sweet and buttery crumble. Quick to prepare, this apple crisp is a heavenly fall dessert.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 8 or more (you can double it)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple crisp best ever! no oats

  • 5 - 6
    apples (Pinata if you can find them or one you enjoy) peeled, cored, and sliced into thin slices
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 1 stick
    cold butter (leave in wrapper)

How To Make apple crisp best ever! no oats

Test Kitchen Tips
To ensure nothing spilled over (and for a pretty picture), we ended up using an 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 pan. If you use an 8x8 or 9x9 pan, just put a baking dish underneath to catch any overflow.
  • Oven set to preheat.
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cinnamon sugar sprinkled into a baking dish.
    FILLING: In a small mixing bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar together. In an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking pan, add a single layer of the sugar and cinnamon mixture, do not grease the pan.
  • Layering apples and cinnamon sugar.
    Begin layering sliced apples, sprinkling a cinnamon/sugar layer between each layer of apple slices.
  • All sliced apples and cinnamon sugar layered into the baking dish.
    Once apple slices are at the top of the pan, cover with a final layer of cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  • Pouring apple juice and vanilla extract over apples.
    Mix vanilla extract and apple cider/juice in a measuring cup. Pour over apple slices.
  • Grated butter in flour and sugar.
    TOPPING: Place flour and sugar into a small mixing bowl, blend well. Grate the cold stick of butter. Start with the wrapper on the bottom portion. Begin grating butter with a flat grater over the bowl. Keep sliding wrapper down to grate the butter into flour/sugar mixture until the grated stick of butter is all in the mixture. Use a pastry cutter and blend ingredients together until crumbly.
  • Apple crisp baking in the oven.
    Cover the apples with the topping, sprinkling all over. Bake in preheated 400 degree F. oven 25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Check and don't burn.
  • Apple Crisp on a plate with vanilla ice cream.
    Cool and serve. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you wish.