Quick And Delicious 5 Step Apple Crisp Pie Recipe

Last Updated on May 5, 2022

As the summer rolls around, I can’t help but immediately think of the sweet and tangy taste of my Apple Crisp Pie recipe. If you are interested in learning how to make your own Apple crisp, with textured bites, keep on reading along! This recipe is built for beginners and is broken down into 5 quick and simple steps.

Usually, homemade apple pies are not easy and take a lot of time. With a few twists, turns, and special changes though, you can mold this delicious apple crisp pie recipe to fit your unique needs.

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What Is An Apple Crisp Pie?

A crispy apple pie or ‘crisp pie’ as some people refer to this delicious dessert, is a pie that has a delicious and smooth inside. The stuffing is made with thick apples and a sweet glaze with hints of oat and cinnamon. This dessert does have its origins in western Europe, however, it is most often served in the United States.

An apple crisp pie is crunchy on the top and made with brown sugar. This desert and apple crisp pie recipe are similar to a cobbler, however, the top of the pie is crispier and thicker.

From what we know, this dish also has a long and hidden history in Europe and the U.S. We are not sure exactly who made the first apple crisp pie, but a similar dish was found in a special 1924  cookbook, based on an apple pie made in the 1300s.

 What are the best apples for apple crisp?

The Health Benefits Of Eating Apples

A lot of people have concerns when it comes to pastries, desserts, and cakes; which is all understandable. Thankfully though, you should not worry about eating these delicious pies. This is because they can be healthy because of the many benefits that come from regularly eating apples.

Remember the saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away? There is some truth to this statement. From what we know, apples are naturally high in sugars. This is okay though because they are natural sugars our bodies can break down easier.

Another benefit is that many varieties of apples also have high contents of fiber and antioxidants. These nutrients and benefits continue expanding and leads to a lower risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. All of this being said, it is still important to carefully choose what you will eat. Too much sugar can also be harmful.

What You Need To Make This Apple Crisp Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups of Sliced Apples (approximately 6 apples)
  • 1 Cup of Brown Baking Sugar. For this one cup, it is important to split it into two sections. Place them apart and use one at a time. Some brown sugar is needed as a topping and glaze.
  • 1 Cup of Unsweetened Oats
  • 2 tbsp. of Cinnamon
  • Pie Crust or Dough
  • 1/2 Cup of Whole Milk Butter
  • 1/2 Cup of White Flour

Equipment

  • Deep Dish/Tray
  • Whisk
  • Paper Towels
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Oven
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Potato Peeler
  • Plastic Wrap
  • 2 Bowls

 What is the difference between apple pie and apple crisp?

Step By Step Instructions On How To Make This Apple Crisp Pie Recipe

Step 1: Prepare the Apples

The first step in this Apple crisp pie recipe is to prepare the most important ingredient, the apples! To prepare the apples, you need to first peel them. Although you can use a knife to peel them, I like taking the easy way and using a potato peeler. Do this carefully.

After the skins are peeled, you can either save them or throw them away. Cut the apples into slices as thick as you would like them to be for the filling, as well as the topping. Once step 1 is complete during this Apple crisp pie recipe, you can move onto step 2.

Step 2: Preheat the Oven and Set the Dough

After everything is made and put to the side, I recommend preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  This step changes depending on what the dough is. For example, when setting the dough, it could be thick and ones you need to roll out, or dough that is already pre-baked.

Expert bakers familiar with this Apple crisp pie recipe can make their own dough, but it is harder and not necessary.

Step 3: Mix the Filling

Gather the ingredients for the filling and whisk them together in a large bowl. This includes the powder, melted butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, cinnamon, and the apples.  Place this mixture in the fridge with plastic wrap.

Step 4: Create the Topping

During the fourth step in this Apple crisp pie recipe, you will move on to creating the topping. This is easy as it is just a crumple made with small apple bits, cinnamon, sugar, and oats.

Step 5: Bake, Cool, and Serve

Once you place all the ingredients together, starting with the stuffing inside of the dough, you can then bake this Apple crisp pie recipe for a minimum of 35 minutes. You will need to keep checking. It is ready when the dough is golden brown.

Tips And Tricks

I also have a few tips and tricks I would love to share with you when it comes to this Apple crisp pie recipe. For example, I recommend making the apple cinnamon mixture for the crisp a day before and placing it in the fridge. This preserves the sliced apples and allows the apple slices to soak in the flavors of sugar and cinnamon.

I also recommend adding the topping after the pie has baked halfway. This way, there are less chances that the toppings will burn. If needed, use aluminum foil to protect this outer layer.

Serving Size and Preparation Time

Cook Time

Preparation Time

Serving Size

35- 60 minutes

20 minutes

8

Conclusion

All in all, this is one of my favorite Apple crisp pie recipe and tastes delicious served with vanilla bean ice cream! If you are interested in a fruity dessert that has bread elements as well as a surprise crunch, you are in luck! Did you learn anything new about this Apple crisp pie recipe? Let us know!

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 Why didn't my apple crisp get crispy?

FAQs

Can I refrigerate apple crisp before baking?

Yes! This actually helps to preserve apples. Since apples brown with oxygen, letting them sit in the refrigerator (covered) helps before baking.

Is apple crisp a cobbler?

This is a tricky question as it depends who makes it. However, this recipe is not a cobbler. Apple cobblers have a thick and creamy apple inside and a light, thin, and flaky outside.

What are the best apples for apple crisp?

I personally like using granny smith red apples. However, for those of us with a preference for the tangy and sour things, green apples are a good alternative!

What is the difference between apple pie and apple crisp?

There is hardly a difference between an apple pie and an apple crisp. For example, they both use dough as well as an apple center and filling that is unique and spiced. However, with an apple crisp, the top is adorned with crushed and crispy apples and brown sugar.

Why didn't my apple crisp get crispy?

If the apples and cinnamon sugar are soggy or wet before you add the pie into the oven, this can actually cause the crisp to crisp at all. Sometimes, the heat is not high enough though.

Apple Crisp Pie Recipe

Apple Crisp Pie Recipe

Dessert Recipies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Deep Dish/Tray
  • Whisk
  • Paper Towels
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Oven
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Potato Peeler
  • Plastic Wrap
  • 2 Bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Cups of Sliced Apples approximately 6 apples
  • 1 Cup of Brown Baking Sugar For this one cup it is important to split it into two sections. Place them apart and use one at a time. Some brown sugar is needed as a topping and glaze.
  • 1 Cup of Unsweetened Oats
  • 2 tbsp. of Cinnamon
  • Pie Crust or Dough
  • 1/2 Cup of Whole Milk Butter
  • 1/2 Cup of White Flour

Instructions
 

  • The first step in this Apple crisp pie recipe is to prepare the most important ingredient, the apples! To prepare the apples, you need to first peel them. Although you can use a knife to peel them, I like taking the easy way and using a potato peeler. Do this carefully.
  • After the skins are peeled, you can either save them or throw them away. Cut the apples into slices as thick as you would like them to be for the filling, as well as the topping. Once step 1 is complete during this Apple crisp pie recipe, you can move onto step 2.
  • After everything is made and put to the side, I recommend preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  This step changes depending on what the dough is. For example, when setting the dough, it could be thick and ones you need to roll out, or dough that is already pre-baked.
  • Expert bakers familiar with this Apple crisp pie recipe can make their own dough, but it is harder and not necessary.
  • Gather the ingredients for the filling and whisk them together in a large bowl. This includes the powder, melted butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, cinnamon, and the apples.  Place this mixture in the fridge with plastic wrap.
  • During the fourth step in this Apple crisp pie recipe, you will move on to creating the topping. This is easy as it is just a crumple made with small apple bits, cinnamon, sugar, and oats.
  • Once you place all the ingredients together, starting with the stuffing inside of the dough, you can then bake this Apple crisp pie recipe for a minimum of 35 minutes. You will need to keep checking. It is ready when the dough is golden brown.

Notes

  • I also have a few tips and tricks I would love to share with you when it comes to this Apple crisp pie recipe. For example, I recommend making the apple cinnamon mixture for the crisp a day before and placing it in the fridge. This preserves the sliced apples and allows the apple slices to soak in the flavors of sugar and cinnamon.
  • I also recommend adding the topping after the pie has baked halfway. This way, there are less chances that the toppings will burn. If needed, use aluminum foil to protect this outer layer.
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