Weight W\W Apple Crisp

Introduction: Welcome to the realm of comforting aromas and delectable flavors with our Homemade Apple Crisp—a timeless classic that embodies the essence of cozy gatherings and cherished family recipes. With a golden crumb topping nestled atop a bed of tender, spiced apples, this dessert promises to evoke nostalgia and warmth with every bite. Join us as we unravel the secrets to creating this irresistible treat, perfect for any occasion or simply as a comforting indulgence on a crisp autumn day.

Recipe Details:

  • Servings: 6-8 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 55-60 minutes
  • Total Time: 75-80 minutes

Ingredients: Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (not instant)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons light butter
  • 1 teaspoon water

Apple Filling:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 3 lbs apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp), peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray a shallow 1-1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick spray, ensuring easy release of the finished crisp.
  2. Prepare the Crumb Topping: In a medium bowl, combine the 1/2 cup flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in the light butter using a fork or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the water and firmly press the mixture to form clumps. If the topping appears dry, gradually add up to 2 tablespoons of water until the desired consistency is achieved.
  3. Create the Apple Filling: In a large bowl, mix together the granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, nutmeg, and cloves. Add the sliced apples and vanilla extract, tossing until the apples are evenly coated with the spice mixture.
  4. Assemble and Bake: Transfer the apple filling to the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the filling, covering it completely. Bake in the preheated oven for 55-60 minutes, or until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden brown and crisp.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Once baked to perfection, remove the apple crisp from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy this delightful dessert warm or at room temperature, savoring the comforting blend of sweet apples and crunchy topping.

Additional Tips:

  • Experiment with different varieties of apples for unique flavor profiles and textures. Granny Smith apples offer a tartness that balances the sweetness of the crisp, while Honeycrisp apples lend a juicy sweetness.
  • Serve the apple crisp with a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra indulgent treat.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply reheat in the oven or microwave before serving to revive the crisp texture.

Conclusion: In conclusion, our Homemade Apple Crisp is a testament to the simple pleasures of homemade desserts and the joy of sharing delicious moments with loved ones. Whether enjoyed as a comforting finale to a family dinner or as a special treat during the holiday season, this apple crisp is sure to leave a lasting impression. So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and embark on a culinary journey filled with warmth, sweetness, and the irresistible allure of homemade goodness.

Apple crisp is already pretty healthy when you compare it to cakes, cookies, and brownies.

It’s loaded with fruit, and the topping typically has oats for added fiber.

Since this has a lot less sugar than regular apple crisp, I suggest using sweet apples, like Fuji or Honeycrisp, as the more tart apples will stand out more without the added sugar.

The other major substitution in this is the use of light butter or margarine. Since this doesn’t need to rise, it doesn’t need full-fat butter.

It’s just to help bind the topping ingredients, so you could even use coconut oil if you wanted to, making this vegan to boot.

Autumn is the perfect time of year to make apple crisp for dessert and it also makes your house smell amazing. Regular Apple Crisp has a lot of butter and lots of extra added sugar to it. This lightened up WW version still has those two ingredients but with less butter and sugar than what normal apple crisp recipes call for. Don’t think you can have apple crisp on WW? Dessert like apple crisp in moderation is the key to being able to succeed at weight loss but still satisfy your cravings without feeling guilty about it after eating it.

This recipe was recently updated with new pictures on 9/28/2020. It also includes new recipe tips and tricks to help you get the best apple crisp recipe.

RECIPE TIPS AND TRICKS

Apples: Want to know what the best type of apples are for apple crisp? Literally any apple you find at the grocery store is good. But, the best apples to use are either Honey Crisp or Granny Smith Apples.

The apples do not need to be peeled for apple crisp.

Streusel ingredients for apple crisp include flour, oats (do not use quick cooking) sugar, and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Butter helps combine the topping ingredients and creates the crunchy streusel topping.

Toppings ideas: Instead of adding ice cream to the top of apple crisp, try adding some Whipped Topping to it instead. I’ve been loving the Friendly Farms Maple and Vanilla whipped topping that you can get at Aldi lately.

Ginger can be left out and is optional.

After baking, if the topping still looks dry wait for it to set a couple of minutes before eating.

Leftovers: Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. If it lasts that long.  To reheat add leftovers to microwave safe dish and let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes in the microwave.

HOW TO MAKE APPLE CRISP

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F Spray a shallow 1-1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. To make the topping, combine the 1/2 cup flour, the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Use a fork or your hands to mix the oats and flour mixture with butter together. Add the water and firmly press mixture to form clumps. If the topping still looks dry add up to 2 tablespoons of water.
  3. To make the filling, mix the granulated sugar, the 2 tablespoons flour, the nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl. Add the apples and vanilla; mix well. Transfer to the baking dish. Sprinkle the topping over the filling. Bake until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden, 55 – 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

INGREDIENTS

Crumb Topping 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 Tbsp

1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not instant)

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 pinch salt

3 tablespoons light butter

1 teaspoon water

Apple Filling 

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 pinch ground cloves

3 lbs apples

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F Spray a shallow 1-1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. To make the topping, combine the 1/2 cup flour, the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Use a fork or your hands to mix the oats and flour mixture with butter together. Add the water and firmly press mixture to form clumps. If the topping still looks dry add up to 2 tablespoons of water.
  3. To make the filling, mix the granulated sugar, the 2 tablespoons flour, the nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl. Add the apples and vanilla; mix well. Transfer to the baking dish. Sprinkle the topping over the filling. Bake until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden, 55 – 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Welcome! I’m Anosh the owner and founder of Low Carb Diet World. I created this website back in 2013 as a way to save keto-low carb recipes and share them with others.