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Easy Apple Crisp with Oats

Apple crisp with oats is a favourite recipe to make and enjoy to celebrate the start of fall! It is a dessert your family will enjoy and is easy to prepare. It is a joy to eat on its own by the spoonful or as a tasty topping for ice cream!

One tradition my family and I have each fall is to visit the apple orchards around our home to collect these sweet and crunchy orbs to snack on or to add to dishes we love to eat. If you are looking for a great alternative to apple pie for dessert, this easy recipe for apple crisp is a yummy choice to whip up and serve!

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History of apple crisp

Did you know that apple crisp is a relatively modern dessert? I learned that this dish was found in a recipe book and a newspaper article in 1924.

This dish also helped families get through WWII as an alternative to baking apple pie when food was being rationed for the War effort. Now, apple crisp has become a dessert families love to make around the world.

What is the difference between apple crisp and apple crumble

In some countries, apple crisp and apple crumble are deemed the same dessert. In others, they are two different dishes. Below is a brief run-down of each of these dishes.

A crisp is a fruit-filled dessert with a light streusel topping using sugar, flour, butter. Oats are added to provide more texture and crunch with every bite.

A crumble is basically a crisp without using oats in the streusel and may also contain nuts.

Does apple crisp need to be refrigerated?

There is a bit of a debate on this subject. Some people believe that, since apple crisp is a fruit-filled dessert prepared with sugar, it can be safe to eat, if left out, for up to two days before needing refrigeration. This is to prevent this dish from becoming soggy.

Others feel that extending this dessert’s shelf life is key to enjoy this dish properly. This is because putting your apple crisp into the fridge after baking and cooling will prevent bacteria from growing.

Best apples for apple crisps

Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Honeycrisp apples are good choices to use in an apple crisp recipe.

Apple Crisp with Oats Recipe

I have been through a few versions of this apple dessert, and this simple recipe for apple crisp with oats is, I think, one of the best I have tried! When company comes for dinner or if I want to create individual portions, I like to put this homemade apple crisp in a jar.

Makes 4 apple crisps in small jars

Fruit substitution: You may substitute the apples for peaches, berries, or pears.

Ingredients

  • 12 Apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2.5 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Crumble Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flakes
  • 3 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Kitchen Tools

  • 4 small Jars
  • Knife
  • 2 Bowls

Look below to see how to make this apple crisp with oats recipe:

How to make an easy apple crisp

1. Prepare all the ingredients.

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2. Wash the apples. On a cutting board, remove the core and peel skin of the apples. Cut the apples into cubes.

3. In a bowl, mix apples with sugar with a spoon. After, add flour and cinnamon, and mix again.

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4. Separate the apple mixture evenly in 4 Mason jars and press with a spoon to compact it.

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5. In a bowl, add the crumble ingredients and mix into crumbs.

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6. Separate the crumble mixture evenly on top of the apple mixture in the Mason jars.

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7. Place the jars on a baking sheet. Preheat oven at 190 C degrees or 375 F degrees and bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown at the top and you can see the bubbles through the sides of the jars.

8. Cool the mini apple crisp in a jar for about 10 minutes and serve with ice cream or whipped cream (optional).

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I hope this Apple Crisp with Oats recipe is one your family will love to savour! Also, please look at the other recipes we have on the blog for more ideas to try and enjoy!

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Easy Apple Crisp with Oats

Lyne Proulx
Apple crisp with oats is a favourite recipe to make at the start of fall! It is an apple dessert that is easy to prepare in mini jars.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6
Calories 440 kcal

Equipment

  • 6 small Mason Jars
  • 1 Knife
  • 2 bowls

Ingredients
  

APPLE CRISP INGREDIENTS

  • 12 Apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2.5 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

CRUMBLE INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups oat flakes
  • 3 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Prepare all the ingredients.
  • Wash the apples. On a cutting board, remove the core and peel skin of the apples. Cut the apples into cubes.
  • In a bowl, mix apples with sugar with a spoon. After, add flour and cinnamon, and mix again.
  • Separate the apple mixture evenly in 4 Mason jars and press with a spoon to compact it.
  • In a bowl, add the crumble ingredients and mix into crumbs.
  • Place the jars on a baking sheet. Preheat oven at 190 C degrees or 375 F degrees and bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown at the top and you can see the bubbles through the sides of the jars.
  • Cool the mini apple crisp in a jar for about 10 minutes and serve warm.

Notes

Fruit substitution

You may substitute the apples for peaches, berries, or pears.

BEST APPLES FOR APPLE CRISPS

Granny SmithGolden Delicious, and Honeycrisp apples are good choices to use in an apple crisp recipe.
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream (optional).

Nutrition

Calories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 94gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 504mgFiber: 13gSugar: 56gVitamin A: 344IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg
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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. THis looks delicious! WE have so many local apples right now as its time for their harvest; this would be a great way to use them up

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