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Everyone needs this easy apple crisp recipe! Originally called Amish Apple Goodie, you’ll fall in love with it’s oatmeal streusel topping and 1-bowl cleanup. It’s one of the best apple recipes to make during the apple picking season!
Do you love apples? I love them so much that I declared last week “apple week” in our house. Maddie and I spent the better part of 2 days baking up five fantastic apple desserts that we’ll be sharing with you over the next couple weeks.
This recipe I’m sharing with you today is one of the oldest recipes that I remember making in my 16+ years of marriage. I can remember being in the kitchen of our brand new house baking up this mouth-watering easy apple crisp.
Apple crisp and apple crumble are generally the same. Often one or the other doesn’t include oats in the topping, but both are a dessert with apples on the bottom and a crumbly streusel on the top.
Granny Smith apples are known for being one of the best apples to bake with. They are tart in flavor so they pair well with the sugar in recipes. If you can’t find Granny Smith, try Pink Lady, Honey Crisp or Empire.
The first step to making apple crisp is to peel the apples. Do you have to peel the apples? Not necessarily, but the skins may loosen during baking and give your crisp a weird texture. We recommend peeling the apples.
If you don’t have an apple peeler hand-crank machine, you’re going to want to get one. It makes apple desserts so much less of a hassle to make. It took us literally about 1-2 minutes to peel, core and slice our 4 Granny Smith apples with our handy peeler.
Another time saver? You can mix the streusel in the same bowl that you mix the apples in, leaving only one dirty dish for you to wash.
It’s important to start with cold butter when you are making apple crumble topping. Make sure the butter is refrigerated…or you can even pop it into the freezer for a few minutes to ensure it is really cold.
Whisk together the sugar, flour, oats, baking soda and powder. Then use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients to get coarse crumbs.
Sprinkle over the top of the apples and bake! Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. I’m pretty sure it will be one of your new fall favorites!
Recipe from Amish Cooking Cookbook
You can use Splenda or monk fruit to sweetened the apples which will cut down on calories. For the topping, we recommend the Splenda brown sugar blend.
Yes, the streusel topping will just have a different texture.
Yes! We’ve used pears and peaches for this recipe.
Yes. You can add pecans or walnuts.
Yes! That would be a great idea.
We’ve let this sit out overnight, but if you are going to keep it longer than that, I recommend refrigerating.
Best one I’ve fixed yet. Sliced apples thin. Used 3/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 apple spice mix. Use a cheese grater and grate refrigerated sweet cream salted stick butter into the topping mixture and work with fingers until its fully incorporated (small clumps) into the mixture. Pour on top and bake uncovered.
Made this recipe tonight. Minus the baking powder and soda. I didn’t have those ingredients or I would have followed along 100%. My house smells amazing right now and only 3 minutes to go. I used one too many apples so I made another quarter strusel and added that to the top.
I need to go make this right now! Yum!!
I hereby declare it apple week at my house! This would be the perfect way to start it off!
Call me crazy but I actually think this was maybe just a little bit to sweet…. if there is such a thing! Thought it was amazing, just going to cut back on the sugar a bit next time
I’ve been looking for a new apple recipe to take to family potlucks this fall.. this is definitely going to be it! (visiting from Create it Thursday)
I can see exactly why it is called a “Goodie”! I love all that oat topping! Dying!!! I wish it were apple season in Atlanta right now! But, alas, it will be all peaches for a few more months!
LOVE IT! Simple and easy, good warm or cold,
You know I adore the old recipes, and this one is such a great example! “Apple Goodie” has to be the Best. Name. Ever. 🙂 I can’t wait to make this for fall- pinning! 🙂
Can I use coconut sugar instead brown and white sugar?
can use canned peaches inthisrecipe?
Oh my! Looks soooooo good I may just have to declare it “Apple week” in our house now!
This looks almost exactly like the way we make apple/fruit crisp, except we don’t use baking powder or baking soda. Definitely our favorite dessert!
This is my favorite kind of apple dessert! So much better than apple pie in my opinion…..looks delicious!!
I really wish someone would declare it to be “Apple Week” in my house!