This homemade apple crisp recipe without oats is one of my family's favorite desserts. It takes about 10 minutes to assemble - throw it into the oven just before you sit down to dinner and you'll have a delicious apple crisp ready by the time the dishes are done. It's perfect on its own but a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a little caramel sauce send this easy dessert recipe over the top!
For the Apple Mixture
- 7 large or 10 small apples peeled, cored, and sliced
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cold butter
For the Crisp Topping
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter room temperature
Place the apple slices in your baking dish and sprinkle with the lemon juice, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Use your clean hands to mix everything together and then spread the sliced apples out so they cover the bottom of the pan.
Cut the butter into small pieces and arrange over the top of the apple filling.
To make the apple crumble topping, combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl.
Add the softened butter to the bowl and, using a pastry blender or fork, cut it into the dry mixture until it forms crumbles.
Cover the apple filling with the crumbly topping mixture.
Bake for 45 minutes or until your crust is a nice golden brown and you've got a tender apple filling.