If you’re looking for one of the best apple desserts for Thanksgiving or Fall, try my Easy Dutch Oven Apple Crisp Recipe! This easy apple crisp is made with diced granny smith apples, honeycrisp apples, topped with a delicious buttery cinnamon sugar oat crumble, and oven baked to golden perfection.
If I had to choose a favorite apple dessert for Fall, this Easy Dutch Oven Apple Crisp would be it!
My Easy Dutch Oven Apple Crisp is made with a delicious combination of my two favorite baking apples including granny smith apples and honey crisp apples, and features the most delicious buttery cinnamon sugar oat topping.
Serve it up warm alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and it’s pretty much the best apple crisp you’ll ever eat!
I’ve found these types of pots always bake my apple crisp to perfection, so I’d highly recommend trying it!
Oven Baked Apple Crisp FAQ’s
What’s the best apple to use for apple crisp?
For this apple crisp I like to use a blend of granny smith apples and honeycrisp apples for a nice balance of sweet/tart, but here’s a full list of my favorite apples for baking and what they’re good for:
Granny Smith – My #1 choice for apple desserts is the delicious granny smith apple. The tart flavor is the perfect balancer in sweet desserts and the shape holds up very well when baked.
Honeycrisp – Another favorite for baking is honeycrisp. Just as the name implies, it has a crisp, juicy texture, and a sweet flavor that has a slight hint of honey to it. Delicious to eat fresh and they bake up wonderfully.
Braeburn – A slightly sweeter version of a granny smith apple with a beautiful red, pink, yellow, and green outside that makes for beautiful presentation.
Jonagold or Golden Delicious – When you want a sweet apple for a dish, I definitely recommend Jonagold or Golden Delicious apples. They’re crisp, juicy, sweet, and hold up their shape nicely when baked.
Do I need to peel the apples?
This is completely personal preference, but I personally always peel my apples.
I find the peel gets chewy when left on in baked apple desserts, which is why I always remove them.
Easy Dutch Oven Apple Crisp is made with diced apples, a delicious buttery cinnamon sugar oat topping, and oven baked to golden perfection.
5 medium/large apples peeled and diced (I used 3 Granny Smith and 2 Honeycrisp)
3 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1cup old fashioned oats
1/3cup light brown sugar
3/4cup self-rising flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 stick unsalted butter, cold
Vanilla Ice Cream or
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a Dutch oven pot or casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Next, peel and dice apples into bite sized pieces. Place diced apples in a large mixing bowl and combine with lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix until evenly coated and pour into sprayed dutch oven.
Using the same bowl as before, stir together oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and flour and mix until evenly combined.
Next add in the cold butter and use a pastry cutter to fold it in the mixture until the butter is pea-sized lumps and the mixture is evenly combined. Sprinkle the crisp topping evenly over the apples.
Bake in the oven for 45-55 minutes or until it is golden brown and crispy.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Store leftover baked apple crisp covered tightly or in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 3 days.
To freeze, prepare as directed, cool completely, and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Once ready to eat, let it thaw overnight, and reheat in the oven at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until warm.
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I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe for my Easy Dutch Oven Apple Crisp! Do you love baked apple crisp too? Let me know in the comments below!