After so many requests for this recipe (trust me, you wont be disappointed!), I decided the easiest way was to make this a blog post. That way you can save it to Pinterest and reference it whenever you are in the mood for a sweet treat! Matt and I had so many apples after our weekend away upstate at Weed Orchards & Winery, I knew immediately what I wanted to make: homemade apple crips. My mom’s apple crisp recipe is hands down my favorite desert she has ever made and I request it every time I am home in the fall. I am not kidding when I say I always have a few bites for breakfast the next day, it truly is so addicting and good. A few things I eyeball when making (mainly the amount of apples and cinnamon), so if you have any questions just let me know in the comments below.
< how you layer the apples + cinnamon – above is 1 1/2 layers >
< apple crisp assembled and waiting to go in the oven >
< patiently waiting…. >
- 9×13 Baking Dish
- A LOT of apples – I mix and match the types to create a diverse flavor. Matt and I filled the apple bag in the pictures a little more than half way full and I used all but maybe 4 apples for this dish.
- 10T Butter – softened
- 1 1/2C All purpose flour
- 1 1/2C Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 (if baking right away)
- Grease pan on bottom and all sides with butter
- Skin and slice the apples about 1/4 thick (see size reference in photos). My mom uses this apple peeler, I couldn’t find one in the city, but was blown away how well this little gadget did the trick! If slicing and wanting to prep the dish in advance (this is what I did) you can add a tiny bit of orange juice to the apples and toss them and place in a ziplock bag so they wont get brown. You can also toss with the OJ and assemble the dish and wrap well until you need to stick it in the oven.
- Tightly place your first row of apple slices on the bottom of the dish. You want to pack them in tight because they will shrink a bit when cooking. (see photo)
- Generously sprinkle cinnamon on top covering all the apples. I ended up adding a lot more cinnamon to this layer after I took this photo and asked my mom if I needed more.
- You want to repeat these steps (add another layer of apple slices, sprinkle generously with cinnamon) until you start to fill up the dish and have about 1/2 an inch of room left on the top. I was able to get about 3 layers in.
- Once all your apple/cinnamon layers are complete you are ready to make the topping…aka the best part! In a bowl you want to add the sugar, flour and softened butter and work together with your fingers until crumbly.
- Sprinkle topping mixture overtop the dish, fully covering all the apples.
- Bake uncovered for about 40-50 minutes. Keep checking back and when it starts to brown a bit you are ready to go!
- Enjoy! Eat by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.