Apple Crisp Made Easy


• 1/4 Tsp ground cinnamon
• 1/8 Tsp ground ginger
• 1/8 Tsp freshly ground
black pepper
• Pinch of ground cloves
• 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
• 2 Granny smith apples
• 2 Honey crisp apples
• 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
• 1/8 Tsp ground cinnamon
• 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
• 2 Tbsp cold unsalted butter,
cut into small pieces
• 3/4 Cup rolled oats
• 1/2 Cup brown sugar,
light or dark
• 1/4 Cup walnuts or pecans,
coarsely chopped
• 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
• 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
• 1/2 Tsp coarse salt
• 6 Tbsp cold unsalted butter,
cut into small pieces


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Position a rack in the center of the oven.
2. To prepare the apples, place the lemon juice in a large bowl. Peel, core, and
cut the apples into 1/2-inch wedges, tossing the pieces in the lemon juice as
they are cut, to prevent browning.
3. Add the granulated sugar, cinnamon, and flour to the apples. Toss to
combine and pour into a buttered 8-by-8-inch square or oval baking pan.
Scatter the butter on top.
4. Make the topping in the same bowl. Combine the oats, brown sugar, nuts,
flour, salt, and spices. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender, a fork, or two
knives. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples and bake on the center
rack for 40 to 45 minutes, until the topping is dark golden and the apples are
bubbling. Cool slightly on a wire cooling rack. Scoop out with a large spoon
to serve in bowls.
5. For an even sweeter treat, pair with your favorite vanilla ice cream!