Apple Crisp (Secret Recipe Club)

It's that time of year. Time to enjoy the fruits of Johnny Appleseed's labors. We went apple-picking, a friend of our went apple-picking and gave us some of hers, and we have lots and lots of apples to enjoy. We already made one delicious dessert with some of our apples, and thanks to Cara at The Boys Made Me Do It, we have made another!

Yes, it's Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day, and our assigned blog for this month was The Boys Made Me Do It. This blog has lots and lots of easy, fun, family-friendly recipes all blogged by Cara, mother to three boys. God bless her!

Because we were so flush with apples, we chose Cara's Apple Crisp, which she adapted from someone else in Secret Recipe Club. It was an amazingly easy recipe, all made with ingredients from our pantry. It only took about 15 minutes to prepare, plus an hour to bake. The house smelled sooo good while it was baking - apples, cinnamon, and autumn-ness. Love that smell!

The finished product was heavenly - cinnamon-y baked apples topped with a buttery crisp topping. Soft and crunchy, sweet and tart, everything a person could want in a dessert. Chris said he could have eaten the whole pan in one sitting. This one is a keeper!

Apple Crisp

For the filling:
6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
dash kosher salt

For the topping:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup oats
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/2 stick unsalted butter, chilled

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place all of the sliced apples into a large mixing bowl and toss with lemon juice. Stir in the flour, sugar, apple pie spice and salt until all fruit is coated. Place the filling in a 9×9 pan or baking dish. In another bowl, mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, and apple pie spice. Cut in the butter and stir in until the mixture is full of small lumps. Sprinkle the topping over the apples. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour or until the apples are tender and the topping is browned.


Melissa said...

Mmm...there is nothing better than an apple crisp in the fall, made with fresh apples. Yummy!

Teri said...

This looks fabulous! Apple crisp is my favorite apple recipe!

Danielle said...

Perfect fall dessert! I haven't made one yet this year but that doesn't mean I haven't wanted it. I have some apples in the fridge right now that are calling to me... (:

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite said...

There is just nothing better than fruit crisp. I want one right now!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I've got so many apples, I want to make this! It looks wonderful!

Chelsy Ethridge said...

one of my fave fall desserts! yum!

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet said...

One of the best fall desserts! I bet it did not last long in your house. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Where's the ice cream? Great SRC pic. This is the perfect time of year for a good apple crisp.

Unknown said...

I love apple crisp. It's totally a standard at our house. Looks delicious :)

Unknown said...

Apple Crisp is fall comfort food! Love your apple photo.

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

I love apple picking time of year and ANY dessert that features apples! This crisp looks sooooo good! Warm, sweet & comforting! : )