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Old Fashioned Freezable Apple Crisp

This easy freezable apple crisp recipe is hands-down the best you'll ever taste. Made with fresh apples and baked to perfection with a buttery crumb topping. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Crisp
Servings: 6
Calories: 780kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 3 cups Golden Delicious, GrannySmith or other apples thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and nutmeg together until well combined.
  • Pour in the melted butter and stir using a spoon (or your hands) until it comes together and starts crumbling into smaller pieces. Set aside.
  • Thinly slice your apples (I like using my trusty apple-peeler-corer-slicer device, but a knife will work too). You can keep the peels on or remove them, either way works.
  • Lightly grease your 8x8 pan using cooking spray or butter.
  • Place apples in pan then sprinkle toppings over apples. It will seem like there is too much crumb topping as it can heap over the top, however it will bake down and be just perfect.

Make It Now

  • Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes, or until crisp topping is golden brown and you can see or hear the cooked apples bubbling inside. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes then serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and optionally some salted caramel sauce.

Freeze It

  • After adding the apple crisp topping over apples, cover with several layers of plastic wrap. Then cover with foil. Write the cooking directions on the foil and freeze.

To Cook From Frozen

  • Simply remove frozen apple crisp from freezer, remove plastic wrap and foil, replace foil.
  • Bake covered in 350°F oven for 20 minutes, then remove foil and bake for remaining time of 40-55 minutes or until crisp topping is golden brown and you can see or hear the cooked apples bubbling inside. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes then serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and optionally some salted caramel sauce.

Notes

  • Slice your apples nice and thin so they get really tender when baking, if they are too thickly sliced they might end up not getting fully cooked & tender after baking.
  • Feel free to add in a 2 teaspoons of sugar and a 1/4 tsp cinnamon to the apples if you like. It's not necessary but some people prefer the apples with a little more sugar & spice.  
If you'd like to make this ahead and refrigerate before baking (up to 3 days in advance), you'll want to soak your fresh apples for 5 minutes in a solution of 8 cups cold water and 4 tsp salt. This is so they don't brown as easily. Then drain and add your apples to a gallon sized bag and add your apple crisp topping to another bag. Keep separate, refrigerate, then add to pan and bake on cooking day.
  • My favorite apples to use for this recipe are Golden Delicious, Cosmic Crisp or Braeburn. You can also go with a tart variety if you prefer like Granny Smith, Jonathan, Fuji Crimson Crisp apple or SweeTango.  
  • A pound of apples is about 3 cups of sliced apples depending on their size. So for this recipe I would use about one pound of apples.
  • I love to add a big scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream to my apple crisp. You could add salted caramel sauce and cool whip too. You could also sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on top.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 780kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 77g | Vitamin A: 974IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg