Apple Crisp Recipe

Sweet, tart and crumbly, this Easy Apple Crisp has that classic apple pie flavor without all the work! The pecan topping adds richness, warmth, and texture to this surprisingly simple recipe.

Set the oven rack to the middle position and pre-heat to 375 degrees F.

Prep the apples and nuts: Peel and core the apples, chop into small pieces and place into a large bowl; finely chop the pecans and add them to the apples.

In the same bowl, add flour, brown sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla and dry spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves).

Stir with a spatula to incorporate all of the ingredients. Empty mixture into a 10 inch pie dish and set aside.

Cube the chilled butter, coarsely chop the pecans; set aside

In a food processor: Add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt; pulse 5-6 times to combine. Add chilled butter cubes and pulse until the mixture forms pea sized lumps.

Add chopped pecans and give 5-6 pulses to incorporate. Sprinkle the topping over the filling mixture.

Bake in the preheated 375 degree F oven for 35-45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

If you do not have a food processor, you can combiner the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt to a medium sized bowl and whisk to combine; cut the butter into the flour with a fork or two knives.