This copycat Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp Recipe is a firm favorite! It’s sweet, it’s warm, it smells like fall, and it’s absolutely scrumptious.
Plus, it’s really easy to make with a few simple ingredients and minimum prep time.
Apple crisp involves baking delicious apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon with a crunchy, sweet, buttery oat-filled topping. It’s different from an apple crumble as its topping doesn’t include oats or nuts.
Top it with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream for a delectable comforting dessert!
What I Changed
- I’ve reduced the amount of sugar in the fillings and toppings by half compared to the original recipe. In France we don’t prefer desserts that are too sweet, especially fruit desserts. Fruits already contain enough sugar. I could even go a step further and skip the sugar from the apple filling as the result was still a bit too sweet for me.
- I’ve removed the baking soda. We’re not familiar with using baking soda in desserts in France. Plus, I find that it can leave a bitter and soapy taste. Instead, I’ve doubled the baking powder quantity.
Pioneer Woman Apple Crisp
- Prep Time20 min
- Cook Time40-45 min
- Total Time60 min
- Servings8 to 10
- Yield1 apple crisp
For the Apples:
For the Topping:
How To Make It
Preparing The Apples
Preheat your oven to 350oF. Prepare your baking dish by greasing it with some melted butter (I took a small quantity of the melted butter for the topping).
Take your baking dish and arrange the apple slices on the bottom to cover the whole area evenly.
Add the granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, salt, and cinnamon to a large bowl.
Combine the dry ingredients well.
Sprinkle this mixture uniformly over the sliced apples.
Measure out ½ cup of plain water. Pour this into your dish over the apples.
Making the Topping
Add the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, quick oats, baking powder, coconut, and a little salt in a medium mixing bowl.
Whisk these ingredients together.
Add the melted butter.
Whisk as you continue to make the mixture.
Carefully pour your topping over the apple slices in your prepared baking dish.
Baking The Apple Crisp
Put your dish into the oven and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes until golden brown and crisp. The apple filling should also bubble away.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Pick a firmer variety of fresh apples, for example, Pink Lady, Jazz, Baldwin, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith apples, or Rome.
- Make sure to have some drier bits remaining in the mixture. These clumps will absorb the juices from the apples better, resulting in a silky and thick filling. To get bigger chunks, carefully press some bits of the crisp topping together.
Consider using different fruits like pears, rhubarb, or peaches. Cinnamon can also be substituted for apple pie spice or pumpkin spice.
- Add chopped nuts, such as pecans or walnuts, for a crunchy topping. I like to grill them beforehand to have a more complex flavor than raw nuts.
- If you prepare the apples in advance, they may turn brown due to oxidation. To prevent them from browning, squeeze lemon juice onto the apples or soak the apple slices in a bath of lemon juice and water.
Try These Next!
- Pioneer Woman Peach Cobbler With Canned Peaches
- Pioneer Woman Texas Sheet Cake Recipe
- Pioneer Woman Banana Nut Bread Recipe
- Microwave Baked Apples Recipe
Did You Try My Recipe?
Let me know if you did in the comments section. I’d be happy to have your feedback. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- 17.3 g Fat
- 110.3 g Carbs
- 4.6 gProtein