fall afternoon apple crisp [gf]

Fall isn't complete in our home without at least one batch of apple crisp, and this one is too good not to share. Filled with crisp sweet apples & topped with an overload of oats + butter, this is a feel-good comfort food that you'll be glad you added to your Fall traditions this October. The best part? Leftovers make for a pretty lovely breakfast the next morning. Oh, and did I mention its so easy you could probably make it in your sleep? Double win.

fall afternoon apple crisp 

what you'll need

apple filling
5-6 cups of firm, tart apples -- approximately 8-12 apples depending on size // Granny Smith is traditional but I used Honeycrisp because its what I had on hand and loved it
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4-1/2 cup brown sugar // Adjust according to preferences; I didn't want it to be too sweet so I only used 1/4 cup but if your apples are extra tart, you'll want more

oat crumble topping
3 cups of rolled oats // I use TJ's gluten free oats & like a good, rich topping but if you want it lighter, you can do 2 cups of oats
1 cup of flour // I use Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of cold butter [1 stick] 
1 TBSP cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

9x13 glass baking dish
softened butter to coat baking dish

what you'll do
» preheat oven to 350 degrees + lightly coat baking dish with [room temperature] butter
» peel + thinly slice apples
» toss apples with 2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 cup brown sugar 
» pour apple filling into baking dish

assemble your topping:
» in a large mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt
» cut in cold butter to create a crumble // I cube my cold stick of butter before cutting it in
» spread oat topping evenly over apple filling

» bake 35-45 minutes until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly
» remove, let cool just slightly, cut + serve warm with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream 



  1. That looks amazing, thanks for sharing!

  2. That sounds delicious! Adding this to our fall recipes to try!

  3. Oh my yum! Apple Crisp is my favorite on a cool Fall day. Quick tweaks for the GF version ... the butter and brown sugar are my favorite parts anyways ;)


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