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APPLE CRISP

An easy, traditional dessert where apples are tossed with brown sugar and cinnamon. Topped with a crisp, its a delighful dessert to enjoy with some ice cream, whipped cream or custard.
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CRISP LAYER:

  • ¾ -1 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 6 medium apples
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water or apple juice
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ -⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ -1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp wheat flour
  • some butter for brushing

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF CRISP LAYER:

  • Mix flour, oat, cinnamon powder and sugar together.
  • Add butter and rub it into the mixture.

PREPARATION OF THE FILLING:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Brush a 8" X 8" tray or 8 ovenproof bowls with butter.
  • You can leave the apples unpeeled if they are not waxed. Otherwise peel and core them. Slice or chop them into pieces.
  • Immediately drizzle with lemon juice and mix so that they do not begin to turn brown.
  • Add apple juice or water, sugar, raisins, flour and cinnamon powder. Mix well.

FOR INDIVIDUAL BOWLS:

  • Arrange the bowls on a baking tray.
  • Divide the filling equally and add to the greased bowls.
  • Divide the crisp layer equally.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or till the top layer is golden brown.
  • Remove the baked crisp from the oven. Let it cool slightly.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or custard and serve.

BAKE IN A TRAY:

  • Grease a 8" X 8" tray with butter.
  • Add the filling and spread it out into an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the crisp topping over the filling, evenly.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or till the top is golden brown.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  • Serve portions of apple crisp topped with ice cream, whipped cream or custard and serve.

Notes

  • Add fresh berries instead of raisins.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste.
  • Can use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar. 
  • Add nutmeg to the filling for a different flavour.
  • To serve during a dinner party, put the crisp to bake as the guests arrive. It will be ready to serve by dessert time.
  • Use leftover apple crisp the next day as breakfast. Top it with plain or Greek yogurt. 
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