There are few desserts as satisfying as an apple crisp. Within minutes of hitting the oven, the scent of baking apples, spice, and toasted oats fills the kitchen in the most delightful way. Over the last week I’ve been in the kitchen cooking all kinds of foods and out of everything I made last week, this easy apple crisp crumble not only emerged as the favorite sweet treat at dessert time, it was also the easiest and fastest thing I made. It comes together in less than 30 minutes and then takes another hour in the oven. I love to build it the day before and pull it from the fridge 30 minutes before baking it the next day.
You’ll notice that this recipe calls for a light sprinkle of High Desert Salt right before it goes in the oven. This is a blend I make and includes flakey sea salt, lavender, red chile, and green chile powders, but feel free to experiment with any combination of these ingredients you have on hand.
The entire recipe uses only one cup of brown sugar and makes a crisp that fills the largest size of all my baking dishes, a 9”x13” rectangle. Because of the natural sweetness of the apples, this is all that’s needed and I think it’s a pretty special dessert for this reason alone. Hot from the oven, we spooned vanilla ice cream on top, and over the next few days, we enjoyed leftovers cold for breakfast with plain greek yogurt.Print
Easy Apple Crisp Crumble: Quick, Delicious, and Perfectly Sweet
Indulge in the delightful aroma of baked apples with this easy apple crisp crumble recipe. A quick and satisfying dessert that takes less than 30 minutes to assemble, featuring a delicious blend of spices and a crunchy topping. Perfect for any occasion, and the natural sweetness of the apples makes it a special treat. Try it with a sprinkle of High Desert Salt for an extra flavor kick!
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Yield: 8-10 servings
- Category: dessert
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: American
For the filling:
- 8 good-sized firm apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- 1 T. vanilla extract
- 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 T. pumpkin spice blend (or a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove)
- pinch of salt
For the topping:
- 1 c. old fashioned oats
- 1/2 c. all purpose flour
- 1/2 c. cornmeal
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- 1 t. ground cinnamon
- 1 stick of salted butter, melted
- 2 T. butter, room temperature
- Sprinkle of High Desert Salt (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 f.
First, make the filling
In a large bowl stir together the apples, brown sugar, vanilla, all-purpose flour, pumpkin spice blend, and a pinch of salt.
Next, make the topping
In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, all-purpose flour, cornmeal, packed brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and melted butter.
Assemble the crisp
Rub butter all over the bottom and sides of a 9”x13” baking dish (or one of a similar size). Pour in the filling and top with the crisp mixture. Sprinkle the top of the crisp with High Desert Salt (if using) and bake for around one hour, or until the top is golden brown and the sides are bubbling. Let cool for ten minutes before serving.
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