New England Apple Crisp is a regional classic with sweet apples, cinnamon, and a crunchy oatmeal and brown sugar topping. Serve with vanilla ice cream for the perfect finishing touch!
It’s no secret around here that I love fall, and today I’m excited to share another favorite apple recipe. This New England Apple Crisp is an autumn tradition for us after picking an abundance of apples. If you have recently been apple picking and have a bunch of apples to use us, you can also try my Apple Crostata, Apple Blossom Tarts, and Ravioli with Apples and Walnuts.
New England Apple Crisp Recipe
Apple Crisp is the signature food for my home state of New Hampshire, so it probably comes as no surprise that it is a fall tradition in our family. Apple crisp is always a favorite for its apple pie-like flavor but with the surprising crunch of the oatmeal topping.
How to Serve Apple Crisp
A la mode is the way to go when serving New England apple crisp! It is the perfect companion to creamy vanilla ice cream. I tend to bake apple crisp in a lodge pan. If you are serving a big crowd and know it will go fast, you can scoop ice cream right on top of the lodge pan.
Another option is to serve with whipped cream. Bonus points if it’s homemade! You can finish off this delectable dessert with the salted caramel sauce that I shared here.
Can you make Gluten-Free Apple Crisp?
Yes! I made a batch for my gluten-free friends recently using almond meal in place of the all-purpose flour. I kept the quantity exactly the same. It was equally delicious.
Overall, this is an old-fashioned but always delicious recipe that’s sure to be enjoyed by your family!
New England Apple Crisp
Oatmeal Crumb Topping
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour use almond flour for gluten-free
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp apple pie spice Apple Pie Spice: ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ground nutmeg, ¼ tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 6 Apples peeled, cored, and sliced thinly
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp apple pie spice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour use almond flour for gluten-free
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a bowl, combine topping ingredients until crumbs are formed. Set aside.
- In a second bowl, combine apple filling ingredients. Using a large spoon, mix until the apples are evenly coated.
- Add a thin layer of oatmeal crumb topping to the bottom of a 9×9″ baking dish or a 10″ lodge pan cast iron skillet.
- Next, spread apple filling ingredients over crumbs evenly. Add the remaining crumb topping to the top.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. Serve warm.