Easy Apple Crisp with Pie Filling

Easy Apple Crisp With Pie Filling

Now that we’re on the brink of the fall, I have a hankering for a kitchen filled with warm spices. Apple crisp with pie filling is the answer for a simple, satisfying fall dessert. Warmed up and served with ice cream aka a la mode, it’s hard to resist.

The beauty of this simple apple crisp is that once you master the filling, you can use the same recipe for double-crust apple pies or hand pies as well! The filling is an excellent go-to recipe to have in your repertoire.

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What Is a Crisp?

The basics of a crisp are similar to crumbles and other one-dish fruit bakes. It consists of a fruit-based filling topped it with a crumble and baked until the crumble is golden and the fruit is bubbling. Crisps get their names from the addition of oats, which “crisp” up in the oven.

Apple Crisp

Though the crumble and filing require few ingredients, they offer ample opportunity for creativity. You can switch up the spices in either of them. For the crumble — at it’s most basic a combination of sugar, flour, salt, and butter — I like to substitute different flours like almond meal or whole wheat, add nuts, or do a combination of brown and white sugars.

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Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • six cups apples, sliced
  • 1/2 cup brown or white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon (a combination of cardamom, allspice, orange zest, etc. are all good options too. Add in 1/4 tsp increments)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp rum, optional

For the Crumble:

  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (you can replace it with almond flour or gluten-free flour)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Equipment

  • 9×9 baking pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Step by Step Instructions To Make Apple Crisp with Pie Filling

Step One: Preheat the oven and grease the pan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9×9 baking pan with butter or oil.

Step Two: Make the Crumble

Combine flour, oats, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Work in the butter with your hands until shaggy crumbs form. Chill in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.

Make the Crumble

Step Three: Make the Filling

Make the filling. Whisk the sugar and cornstarch together in a mixing bowl until no lumps remain. Add the apples, vanilla, lemon juice, salt, and rum, and toss until the apples are evenly coated. Transfer the apples to the baking dish.

Step Four: Top Crumble over the Fruit

Make an even layer of crumble over the fruit.

Step Five: Bake

Bake the crisp until the filling is bubbling and the crumble is a deep golden brown, about thirty minutes.

Now the hardest part: let the crisp cool before slicing it. After that, you can warm up the individual slices, add a scoop of vanilla, and enjoy. Fall is on the table.

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Easy Apple Crisp With Pie Filling

Now that we’re on the brink of the fall, I have a hankering for a kitchen filled with warm spices. Apple crisp with pie filling is the answer for a simple, satisfying fall dessert. Warmed up and served with ice cream aka a la mode, it’s hard to resist.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Apple Crisp With Pie Filling
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • 9×9 baking pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons

Ingredients
  

For the Filling:

  • six cups apples sliced
  • 1/2 cup brown or white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon a combination of cardamom, allspice, orange zest, etc. are all good options too. Add in 1/4 tsp increments
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp rum optional

For the Crumble:

  • 1/2 cup butter chilled and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour you can replace it with almond flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the Oven and Grease the Pan - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9×9 baking pan with butter or oil.
  • Make the Crumble - Combine flour, oats, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Work in the butter with your hands until shaggy crumbs form. Chill in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
  • Three: Make the Filling - Make the filling. Whisk the sugar and cornstarch together in a mixing bowl until no lumps remain. Add the apples, vanilla, lemon juice, salt, and rum, and toss until the apples are evenly coated. Transfer the apples to the baking dish.
  • Top Crumble Over the Fruit - Make an even layer of crumble over the fruit.
  • Bake - Bake the crisp until the filling is bubbling and the crumble is a deep golden brown, about thirty minutes.
  • Now the hardest part: let the crisp cool before slicing it. After that, you can warm up the individual slices, add a scoop of vanilla, and enjoy. Fall is on the table

Notes

  • Make sure apples are evenly sliced. A good sharp paring knife will work wonders.
  • Cold butter is essential for making a good crumble.
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Tips & Tricks

-Make sure apples are evenly sliced. A good sharp paring knife will work wonders.

-Cold butter is essential for making a good crumble.

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