Fall Comfort Food | Homemade Apple Crisp

My husband and I have a number of fall traditions.  Two of our October traditions are to watch The Great Pumpkin and the other is to make a homemade apple crisp.  We created our first apple crisp a few years ago, just after we got married.  We created it from scratch without a real recipe.  We were feeling creative so we just threw a few things together that we knew would taste good.  Our version is a little more cake-like and not very cobbler-ish.  It is yummy and I recommend you give it a try!


For the crumb topping:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened and diced into small chunks
For the Apple filling:
  • 3-4 large apples peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
For serving (optional)
  • Vanilla Ice Cream


Step 1: Peel 3 to 4 large apples.  Preheat your oven to 375.

Step 2: Cut apples into thin slices.

Step 3: Mix ingredients for the apple filling in a large mixing bowl.  Fold in apples and place in a baking dish.

Step 4: Mix ingredients for the crumble.  I recommend putting flour on your hands to keep the ingredients from sticking to your fingers.

Step 5: Sprinkle crumbles on top of the apple filling.  Don’t mix it into the filling, just leave it on top.  If you are feeling adventurous, sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.

Step 6: Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.  Unless you are serving ill-mannered family, then serve it whenever you want.