I know I say all the time that pumpkin is my quintessential fall food, but man apples also hold a special place on my table in the fall too.
The second the heaviness of summer starts to dissipate, I have an urge to make apple crisp. Not just any apple crisp, THIS apple crisp.
It does not have oats in the recipe. I don’t have anything against oats. I will eat an oatmeal cookie, but given other options it isn’t my first choice. I will not eat oatmeal for breakfast, unless they are steal cut.
I came across this recipe years ago when I collected cookbooks. My favorite at the time was Beat This! by Ann Hodgman. I did not use the apple crisp recipe from that book since I don’t care for oats in my apple crisp. But if I did, I would have used hers.
It was when Beat That! also by Ann Hodgman came out I found an apple crisp recipe that didn’t have oats.
Now we’re talking!
Once I found this recipe, it has been the only one I use. Of course, I can never leave well enough alone and have added a little more sugar and cinnamon, but the whole idea of an apple crisp recipe without oats started here.Print
Apple crisp with a delicious thick topping that does not contain oats.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 Minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Yield: 6 Servings
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Fall
- 5 Green Apples
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice or White Vinegar
- 1 cup Dark brown Sugar, firmly packed
- 3/4 cup All-purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Butter, softened
- 3 Tablespoons White Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Spray a loaf pan with baking spray.
- Fill a medium sized bowl with cold water and add lemon juice or vinegar.
- Core, peel, and slice apples.
- Place apple slices into the water and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add dark brown sugar, flour, and butter.
- Mix and mash with a fork until everything is well combined. You can also use a mixer to do this part.
- Hand mixing may be required to get it all to come together.
- Drain apples and discard liquid.
- Cover apples with white sugar and cinnamon, toss to coat apples.
- Place apples in loaf pan.
- Sprinkle the sugar, flour, and butter mixture over the apples.
- Press down firmly onto to apples.
- Place in preheated oven.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until the top is beginning to turn darker. You may even see some liquid from the apple layer bubbling through.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
Adapted from Beat That! Cookbook by Ann Hodgman
- Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
- Calories: 406
- Sugar: 48.9 g
- Sodium: 118 mg
- Fat: 15.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 9.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 68 g
- Fiber: 5.3 g
- Protein: 2.4 g
- Cholesterol: 41 mg
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