Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Best Apple Crisp Ever

Autumn in NY means apples.  Apple cider, apple muffins, apple picking, apple pie, and apple crisp.  I love that we can spend an afternoon in an orchard gathering fruit, and the next week grab an entirely different variety.  I made an Apple Crisp the other day to bring to the lake.

I had Ginger Gold apples, but you can use whatever apples make you happy.

I peeled, cored, and sliced 3 apples.  This recipe is for a small baking dish, double it if you're making one in a 9x13 pan.

I tossed the apples with 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and set them aside.

I measured about a cup of apple cider and brought it up to a simmer in a small saucepan.

I simmered the cider until it reduced to a thick syrup, about 1/4 cup.

I melted 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet, before adding the apples.

I kept the apples moving for a few minutes until the sugar and butter created a caramel sauce.  I then added the reduced cider, and poured the apples and sauce into a 6x10 pyrex baking dish.  And 8x8 dish would work, too.(I don't know why this picture came out so yellow, if anyone knows please tell me.)

The crisp topping is made by mixing together 1/2 cup gluten-free oats, 1/2 cup crushed walnuts, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup rice flour, 1/4 cup sorghum flour,

and then mixing in 6 tablespoons of melted butter.

Spread the crisp topping over the apples and bake at 425 for 25 minutes.

I know there are a lot of apple crisp recipes out there, but trust me this is the best.  Melting the butter and baking at a higher temp ensures that the topping is perfectly crisp and not at all doughy underneath.

Add a scoop of vanilla icecream, and you have simple perfection on a plate.

Thanks for popping in and baking with me.  I'm linking this up to Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Bake with Bizzy, and the parties below.


  1. I will so be trying this recipe Marcia. We love apple crisp, but I never would have thought of the apple cider too.

  2. Where's the coffee? That looks soooooo yummy. I'll have to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Looks GREAT. Warm, crispy, yummy, and fallish. All good things!

  4. This is one of my all time favourite fall desserts. Looks amazing!

  5. How did you know... I was dreaming of picking apples when my parents drove to the mountains and brought me back a bushel of apples and then I was dreaming of making apple crisp but was thinking I needed to find the "best ever apple crisp" recipe. No lie! What do I find here on your wonderful blog.... exactly what I want. I'm kind-of spoiled like that. he he
    Now to get my hands on some good "NY style" apple cider.

  6. This looks so good. I love Apple Crisp! I linked to you from Sweet treats Thursday. Can't wait to make this! Thanks

  7. OH MY GOSH this is making me sooo hungry! YUMMM! You are such a good cook & baker. I ♥ that you share your awesome recipes...yay!

  8. I am making this right now up in Mammoth Lakes...7000 feet altitude! Hope it turns out :) I will let you know.

  9. Oh my this looks so good!!! I love apple crisp, actually apple anything. :) I am bookmarking this and hopefully make it this weekend. Thank you!


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