The Easiest Apple Crisp You'll Ever Make!
Sometimes you just don’t have time to peel and slice fresh apples for a delicious homemade apple crisp. I feel like that quite often! I’m craving the crispy apple dessert, but I don’t have the time or energy to put it all together. So, what to do?
It’s time to find that can of apple pie filling (better yet if it’s homemade canned apple pie filling prepared when you had more than 20 minutes of free time) and pull out the food processor!
Easy Apple Crisp
- 2 Cans of Apple Pie Filling (for me, this was 3 pints of my homemade canned apple pie filling)
- 1 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 1/4 cup Quick Oats
- 1/4 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1 cup Butter, better if cold
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9×13 inch pan.
- Pour the apple pie filling into the prepared pan and spread in an even layer.
- Combine the flour, oats, sugars, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder in a food processor equipped with the dough blade and pulse until combined.
- Cut the butter into chunks and add to food processor. Pulse until the butter is combined. If it is room temp butter it will look kind of like dough, but if it is cold butter it will look more crumbly. It’s MUCH easier to sprinkle when it is crumbly, but both ways seem to turn out just fine. Cold butter is better butter for this recipe!
- Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the apple pie filling. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the crumb is golden brown and the apple pie filling is hot and bubbling.
And that is it! Seriously, it probably took me longer to pry the lids off of my apple pie filling than it did to dump together this apple crisp! You will notice that I only use a total of 1/2 cup of sugar in this recipe, and that’s because I know my apple pie filling is very sweet. That’s a benefit of making my own apple pie filling, I know exactly what’s in it! If you prefer a sweeter dessert, go ahead and add more.
If you really like some crunch in your apple crisp, you can try adding less butter, as well. cut it by about 1/4 cup and the crumb will get crispier, but I prefer a bit of a chewier crumb.
A quality store-bought apple pie filling will do just fine in this recipe, but I really prefer the taste of my homemade apple pie filling. Check out my post detailing my homemade apple pie filling for canning recipe. It’s the best! But hey, this recipe is all about saving time, so do what you have the energy and free time for!
Apple crisp is best served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. You can also try it drizzled with caramel sauce!
Let me know what you think if you get around to trying this recipe in the comments!