Everyone needs an easy apple crisp recipe! Originally called Amish Apple Goodie, you’ll fall in love with it’s oatmeal streusel topping and 1-bowl cleanup.
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. It’s a rough job, but somebody’s got to do it!
This easy apple crisp 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. I’m pretty sure that the first fall I found this recipe, I made it an embarrassing amount of times. Maddie was about 1 year old, which meant that Matt and I got to eat this easy apple crisp baked in an 8×8 pan all by ourselves. No sharing with kids. Those were the days!
Easy Apple Crisp
The original name of this recipe was Amish Apple Goodie. Don’t you love that name? After the first bite, you’ll know why it holds that “Goodie” name. Apple Goodie is actually the Amish version of the old-fashioned an easy apple crisp dessert. It’s a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, salt, apples and a bit of flour for the bottom layer. And the streusel with oats on top? Unbelievable. It’s a touch of crunchy and sweet all mixed with those soft cinnamon-baked apple slices. Normally I am fully a “pie crust” kind of girl, but this is the best apple crisp topping ever. Totally worth leaving the pie crust for another day.
What kind of apple should you use for baking? You can use any type of apple you’d like, but we almost always bake with Granny Smith apples. They are a crisp, sour apple that pairs perfectly with the sweet sugar in baked pies, crisps and cakes.
I love the simplicity of this Amish recipe. The hardest part is peeling the apples. If you don’t have an apple peeler/slicer/corer 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.
Make up a pan of this easy apple crisp for your family soon. 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!
Everyone needs an easy apple crisp recipe! Originally called Amish Apple Goodie, you'll fall in love with it's oatmeal streusel topping and 1-bowl cleanup.
15 minPrep Time
35 minCook Time
50 minTotal Time
- 4 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) cold butter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the peeled and sliced apples in a medium-size bowl.
- Sprinkle the sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon over the apples and mix.
- Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
- Pour the apple filling into the prepared pan.
- Using the same bowl that you mixed the apples in, combine the oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, soda and baking powder.
- Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.
- Sprinkle the oatmeal streusel on top of the apple mixture and pat it down firmly.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until it is golden brown.
- Serve with milk or ice cream.