apple crispIt's apple picking season and if you're like me, you end up with way more apples than you could ever hope to eat or bake with. So this year, when my family picked, I put a cap on the number of bushels we could bring home and I am determined not to let these babies go to waste. I've decided the best way to do that is to add to my apple dessert arsenal.

So while I'm known for my killer apple pie, I'm going to go out on an apple tree limb, and I've decided that apple crisp is the way to go. It's yummy -- and easy (no pie crusts to agonize over and agonize, I do). I just love me a dessert that can be a jumbled mess on purpose and still be delicious.

Here are 5 apple crisp recipes that look pretty amazing. I think I'll start with the first one and eat bake my way down.

1. Martha Stewart's Apple Crisp
You'll need:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 3 pounds apples, such as Empire, Gala, or Braeburn, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For how tos, visit Martha Stewart


2. Elana's Gluten Free Apple Crisp
You'll need:
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup grapeseed oil
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 medium apples, peeled, sliced, then chopped in half width-wise
For how tos, visit Elana's Pantry.



3. Aunt Lillian's Apple Crisp Recipe
You'll need:

  • 4 cups thinly sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 stick (1/4 lb.) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For how-to's, visit Moms Who Think

 

4. Apple Oatmeal Crumble
You'll need:

  • 2 medium Rome apples
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cold unsalted butter, cut into bits

For how tos, visit Epicurious

 

5. Ina Garten's Apple & Pear Crisp
You'll need:

  • 2 pounds ripe Bosc pears (4 pears)
  • 2 pounds firm Macoun apples (6 apples)
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice 
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced

For how tos, visit the Food Network

 

What's your favorite apple crisp recipe?

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