The flavors of fall are right here in this Yummy Easy Apple Craisin Crisp. The tart tasting Granny Smith apples and dried cranberries seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg further sweetened with brown sugar, crunchy oats mixed with rich, buttery deliciousness is the perfect fall flavor combination. Your house will be filled with the aroma of baked cinnamon apples! This from scratch recipe can be prepped in less than 30 min with the right kitchen gadgets. Celebrate fall with this Yummy Easy Apple Craisin Crisp!
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Granny Smith apples are generally used for apple crisp however, you can use any good baking apple such as, Winesap, Braeburn or Honeycrisp, just to name a few. Don’t miss the opportunity to pick your own apples this fall and save money on produce. Kids love picking apples and you can show them where fruit really comes from. In addition, there are so many great apple recipes you can make this fall.
Speaking of kids…when I ask my five-year old if he wants apple sauce or a cut up apple, his answer is both. He is such a good eater! This week, he ate two helpings of Shepherd’s Pie. Who can blame him though. I was eyeing up having a second helping too. You’ll see him mixing the oats below.
How to Make Yummy Easy Apple Craisin Crisp
First, I combined the oats, brown sugar, flour, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and nutmeg and then cut the room temperature butter into those ingredients with a pastry cutter or a fork although, a pastry cutter makes it easier to do. If you don’t have a pastry cutter, you can just cut the butter as shown below with a butter knife.
Make sure the butter is well incorporated into the dry ingredients as shown below in the picture. As I mentioned, using a pastry cutter will make it easier to incorporate.
Second, I prepped the apples. The only time consuming part of this recipe is peeling, coring, and slicing the apples. If you have an apple corer, peeler, and slicer tool, it should make prepping much faster and easier. Further, I have found in using such a tool, that you must align the apple correctly or it may not perform properly. If you make numerous apple recipes, this tool can really save you a lot of time, especially if you don’t like peeling apples. It requires little cleaning. Nonetheless, it can make baking an apple pie much easier. We are all about easy, right?
Third, I added one teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of Ocean Spray Craisins to the sliced apples. Then, I sprayed the bottom of a baking pan with oil spray and then placed the apples in the baking pan. Next, I put the oat mixture on top of the sliced apples. Last, I baked it in the oven on 350F for one hour. That’s it! Easy!
The aroma of cinnamon baking apples filled the house! My husband was asking when he can dig into it of course. Meanwhile, our five-year old wants to eat one of the apples after he ate a big bowl of apple sauce. Do you think he likes apples or what?
He helped me make the Yummy Easy Apple Crisp however, kids + flour= mess!
This Yummy Apple Craisin Crisp is the perfect fall recipe when apples are in season. I served this recipe with vanilla ice cream after my Loaded Slow Cooker Chili and it was the perfect Sunday family dinner. It would also be a great dessert to any chicken dinner.
When you want to make a tasty fall recipe and fill your house with the aromas of fall, this Yummy Easy Apple Craisin Crisp is the way to do it. This crunchy, sweet, buttery apple dessert served with creamy vanilla ice cream is the ultimate comfort food on a cool, rainy day. What better way to celebrate fall by picking your own apples and making a great Yummy Easy Apple Craisin Crisp with your kids?
- 3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 cup rolled oats, unflavored
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup or 1 stick of salted butter, lightly softened
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup Craisins or dried cranberries
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a medium bowl, combine apples and cranberries with one 1 tsp of cinnamon
- In a separate medium bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, and nutmeg and cut the butter into the other ingredients with a pastry cutter or a fork.
- In an 8”x 8”x3" square baking dish spray the bottom and sides with cooking spray then put in apple mixture. Top apple mixture with oat mixture.
- Bake 350 F for 1 hr.