This maple apple crisp will give you ALL the Fall feels with sweet and tart apples, warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and so much maple flavor. This crisp has a thick layer of sweet, gooey, maple-flavored apples, and an addicting brown sugar cinnamon crisp layer.
Why you will love this maple apple crisp
- The flavors. The Fall flavors in this apple crisp are out of control. The apple slices are mixed with maple syrup and maple extract (for a little extra kick) and warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The crisp is made with brown sugar and cinnamon, so it is the perfect crunch topping to the soft and gooey apples.
- It's so easy to make. This recipe may be one of the easiest Fall recipes I have on the blog. It is made with simple ingredients (most of which you probably already have in your kitchen) and it comes together so quickly.
- Apples: the main ingredient! If you are looking for a recipe to use up all of those apples you got while apple picking, look no further. I like to use a mix of sweeter apples (like Honeycrisp or Pink Lady) and tarter apples (like Granny Smith).
- Maple syrup: the maple syrup has two purposes in this maple apple crisp. The first is to sweeten the apples - the maple syrup is the only sweetener in the apple layer. The second is to add that delicious maple flavor. I like to use pure maple syrup in this recipe.
- Maple extract: this is optional, but the maple extract really intensifies that maple flavor. Even if you don't have it, you will still LOVE this dessert.
- Spices: we use warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in the apple layer to give that warmth and Fall feel.
- Oats: oats are always used in a classic crisp recipe. I like to use old fashioned rolled oats in this recipe.
- Slice the apples. Peel and slice your apples into ⅛ - ¼ inch slices.
- Make the apple layer. Toss the sliced apples with the maple syrup, maple extract (if using), cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and flour. Layer inside your baking dish.
- Make the crisp layer. Toss together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut the cold and cubed butter into the mixture until no larger chunks remain. Layer on top of the apples.
- Bake. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350F and bake for another 33-35 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes in the pan. Enjoy slightly warm or wait until it has cooled completely. Top with ice cream and enjoy!
What are the best apples to use?
I like to use a mix of sweet and tart apples. My favorite sweet apples are Honeycrisp and Pink Lady, while my favorite tart apples are Granny Smith.
What type of oats can I use?
I prefer to use old fashioned rolled oats, however quick cooking oats work too! Just be careful because they are a little thinner than old fashioned oats, so they might brown quicker. If you notice them browning too quickly, place a piece of tin foil over your pan and continue baking.
How do I store this maple apple crisp?
I like to store it in an airtight container in the fridge. You can store it at room temperature, but I find the apples are fresher longer when stored in the fridge.
Can I freeze it?
Yes! Once the dessert is COMPLETELY cool, wrap it in plastic and freeze for 2-3 months. Let it thaw at room temperature before reheating it for 10 minutes at 300F.
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Maple Apple Crisp
- 8 (650 grams) medium apples* sliced thin, I like to use 4 sweeter apples like Honeycrisp or Pink Lady and 4 tart apples like Granny Smith
- ½ cup (120 mL) pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon maple extract optional
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup (31 grams) all purpose flour spooned and leveled
- 1 ⅓ cups (113 grams) old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 ½ cups (188 grams) all purpose flour spooned and leveled
- 1 cup (200 grams) brown sugar packed
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup (170 grams) unsalted butter cold and cubed
- Preheat your oven to 375F and grease your 13x9 inch pan with butter.
- Peel and slice the apples into ⅛ - ¼ inch slices. Place them inside a bowl with the maple syrup, maple extract (if using), ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, salt, and all purpose flour.
- Toss together until all the ingredients are evenly distributed and the apples are evenly coated. Layer the apples inside your baking dish. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter or your hands, add the cold and cubed butter and cut the butter into the mixture until the butter is fully incorporated and no larger chunks remain.
- Layer the crisp topping on top of the apples in your baking dish.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 375F, then, without opening the oven door, decrease the temperature to 350F and bake for another 33-35 minutes. The crisp will be lightly golden and the apples will be bubbling.
- Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Enjoy slightly warm or wait until it has completely cooled. Top with ice cream and dive in!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- The grams of apple refers to apple slices, not the whole apple.
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