As soon as the weather drops below 75, my mind immediately goes to cozy scarves, sweaters, candles and, of course, fall baking. There’s something so comforting about pulling a warm dessert out of the oven and indulging on a chilly night. We baked an apple crisp to celebrate the arrival of autumn, and I’d be lying if I said we didn’t go back for seconds (thirds? Who’s counting?)
One thing that really makes an apple crisp stand out is a great oat topping, and this was no exception. For this recipe, we mixed oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon, and the result was crazy good. This dessert looks and smells like you spent a ton of time and effort on it, but the most work you’ll have to do is just thinly slicing apples. Like, really thin. But it’s worth it.
Autumn Apple Crisp Recipe
6 apples – peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons white sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup old-fashioned oats
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup cold butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Combine apples with white sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl until they’re evenly coated. Pour into a 9” square baking dish.
- Mix brown sugar, flour, oats and 1 tsp cinnamon in a separate bowl. Mash the cold butter into the oat mixture until it becomes crumbly (I used a potato masher, but forks would work just as well). Spread mixture over the apples and pat down gently until it evenly covers the apples.
- Bake until golden brown, around 40 minutes.