When it’s autumn and your fruit drawer is filled with more apples than you know what to do with, Apple Crisp is a must. There’s just something about that tart, sweet, apple-y goodness mixed with the crunchy, oat topping that has us all digging into the pan with a spoon directly and keeps kids coming back for seconds – if there’s any left!
When it comes to finding the best apple for your crisp, go with a crisp, tart variety that stands up well to baking, like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp. Or, go for it – try mixing the two together if you’ve got both on hand. Golden Delicious is another great choice for crisp. Feel free to add Honeycrisp with either of these choices – we know it’s one of your favorites.
You’ll want to peel and dice your apples before venturing into a crisp, so be sure to have a great peeler and a sharp knife. Having uniform chunks of apple in your crisp is key so that they cook at the same rate.
- Overripe apples are A-OK for an apple crisp, so go ahead and use those up if you’ve got them.
- To ensure consistency in size of apple slices, cut each apple into quarters, and then each quarter into four pieces.