Everyone loves a good apple crisp, but the BEST Apple Crisp is when everyone is drooling for some more! You won’t even have to worry about putting it away!
So I’ve always wondered what the differences are between fruit crisp, crumble and cobbler – all I knew (before some research of course) is that all of them described baked fruit with a type of topping. So what defines crisp, crumble and cobbler?
Leaving out any regional differences, crisp and crumble are more similar to each other than a cobbler. Cobbler is baked fruit with a biscuit-like topping whereas both crisp and crumbles have streusel-like toppings. To separate crisp and crumbles? The lines have been very blurred and thus today they may be used to describe the same thing. However, traditionally a crumble is a topping mixture made of flour, sugar, spices and butter; it is more dough-like and not as crisp as a crisp (lol!). To make a crumble a crisp? The addition of oats and/or nuts!
So with all this crisp, crumble and cobbler talk, time for my favorite apple crisp recipe!
I’ve made the original recipe so many times (it’s another one of those home economics recipes) and adjusted it so many times that it has now become a Beader Chef Original! I personally like a lot of crisp, therefore, you may find an imbalance between fruit and topping. However, you can always scale down the crisp topping by half; I’ve tried this and it covers the apples as well, let me know what you think!
Hope you enjoy!
- 4 cups apples, sliced (I love McIntosh apples)
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups oats, large flake or instant
- 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- ⅔ cup unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 375F and grease a 9”x9” baking dish.
- Place apples in the dish and sprinkle with lemon juice.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.
- Mix in the melted butter and stir until crumbly.
- Sprinkle crumble mixture over the apples.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the apples are tender. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve warm (or if you're like me, eat it cold out of the fridge!).
Did you make this recipe?
I wanna see your tasty creations!