A recipe for a fruit crisp is something that everyone should have. They are an easy, relatively healthy dessert to make. And in the fall, when there is an abundance of fresh fruit available (and even in the summer), the kitchen is just crying out for you to make fresh fruit crisps.
This is definitely my favourite apple crisp recipe. I have tried them when I visit other people, but I find they’re often full of flour or they lack a depth of flavour. This recipe is just amazing. It has very few ingredients (just 6!), the top turns out crisp with the apples soft every time, and everyone loves it when you bring them some. I say that’s a win!
The part that takes a while is peeling all the apples, so if you have one of these from Lee Valley, you’re set. Otherwise, enlist some help.
This recipe doubles very easily. Just use a 9×13 pan.
What you need:
4-6 medium apples
3/4 cup oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter
What to do:
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Place them in an 8-inch square baking dish.
In a large bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender, knives, a fork or your hands (whatever gets the job done!). When it is well mixed (looking like strange, wet sand), pour it onto the apples and spread it out so that it’s even.
Bake the apple crisp for 30-40 minutes.