With an abundance of apples this fall, learning how to make apple crisp from scratch is a great dessert that everyone loves.
How to Make Apple Crisp from Scratch Video
Where did Apple Crisp from Scratch Originate?
Autumn is in full swing and many varieties of apples are at their high peak and ready to be harvest. Apple crisp is a delicious autumn dessert or treat that has a strudel topping and is a great way to use up your apple harvest.
The beloved Apple crisp from scratch recipe has been dated back since the early 1900’s and has been served along side ice cream or whipped cream when food sources were scarce.
During the early 1900’s there was war and food was limited.
In the fall especially around thanksgiving homes had to get creative with meals including sweet treats.
Apple Crisp gained popularity because it satisfies ones sweet tooth and it was prepared with minimal ingredients and affordable.
Baking apple crisp is a filling of apple pie with a “mouth watering crumb” top. This warm, traditional and comforting treat is loved all over the world with rolled oats and brown sugar topping.
Is Apple Crisp from Scratch Healthy?
Apples are one of the healthiest foods on the planet and this is not a myth! Apples lower blood sugar. Apple fibers break down carbohydrates, helps to use sugar as fuel and up production of blood sugar-regulating insulin.
Apples can help you lose weight, they help the metabolism to melt fat faster, while not allowing the production of new fat cells.
Dental care is enhance by biting into an Apples and it helps brighten your smile. Apple peels scrubs tarter, and plaque off of teeth enamel.
Also, apples contain malic acid that neutralizes the bacteria behind cavities and bad breath.
Apples help with memory because it contains boron which improves memory, alertness and attention.
Eating Apples can help brain inflammation that can shield you from dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Finally, apples neutralize common carcinogens such as cigarette smoke and stop some growth of cancer cells.
Bottom Line, “An Apple a Day does keep the doctor away!”
Selecting Apples for making Apple Crisp from Scratch
Some people love their apples sweet and juicy and others like them tart. We are blessed to be in a world were there are a variety of apples to “tingle anyone’s fancy”. We grow our own apples around here on the farm but, in my area there is access to many local apple orchards and farm stand to purchase farm to table goodness.
Apples should be smooth and free from any bites or bruises. Choose an apple that has a good color and skin. Granny Smith, McIntosh or Golden Delicious apples are the best when making apple crisp from scratch but, any apples you need to use up will do just fine.
Granny Smith is bright green and tart. You can eat a granny smith apple fresh or bake. A Granny Smith Apple is easy to peel and a time saver.
A McIntosh or Golden Delicious apple is a vibrant red and has an amazing juicy crunch. Golden Delicious Apples have a candy-like taste and are very juicy.
All three of these apples are perfect for pies, sauces and of course crisp.
Finally, there are other variety of apples:
Honey Crisp has a sweet taste and hold its flavor throughout cooking especially when I use in my EASY APPLE SLOW COOKER PORK LOIN TO COOK AT HOME.
Pink Lady is tangy and will create a rich flavor in a crisp.
Gala is juicy and will have intense sweetness when cooking this apple in a butternut soup or applesauce.
Red Delicious which is my personal favorite because it is mild and crispy. This apple is great all by itself or in a salad.
How to Bake and Store Apple Crisp From Scratch?
Store apples in a vented, cool area. Your storage area for preserve apples shelf life should be around forty degrees. Do not let your apples freeze because after they defrost they will be mushy.
If storing apples in a refrigerator put in a crisper. When storing apples in a refrigerator that will last up to two weeks. If your apples are store at room temperature; they will ripen and spoil quicker; use them up first.
After your apple crisp from scratch is bake; let it cool. If your apple crisp needs to be stored; store in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you are ready to eat your left overs warm the crisp up and serve!
How to Make Apple Crisp from Scratch Recipe
Apples are in abundance in the Fall but, looking for the right apples is essential.
Choose an apple that is good in color and feels firm. Each apples has its own distinct texture, flavor and color and any apple will work for this favorite fall treat.
- 4-5 Apples; Cored, Peeled and Sliced
- 1/2 cup of old-fashion oats
- 1/4 cup of all purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2/3 teaspoon of sea salt
- 5 tablespoons of grass feed Butter; softened
- 1 tablespoon of softened butter to grease baking dish
- Vanilla Ice Cream or whip cream
Steps to Making the Best Apple Crisp Recipe
1.) In a square baking dish; grease entire dish with butter.
2.) Next, in a bowl add your cored and peeled apples and coat with brown sugar.
Let’s prepare the strudel by adding the oats, all purpose flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and sea salt in another bowl, stir to combine.
3.) Now take the grass feed butter and cut into the oat mixture. I use a fork to cut in butter! Add apples to the oat mixture and give a good mix.
4.) Scoop the apple mixture into the baking dish. Bake the crisp at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until apples are tender and the top of the apple crisp is golden brown.
5.) Finally, remove from oven and Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whip cream.