Freezer Apple Crisp Recipe, ready to bake family frozen dessert made with crisp chunks of apple, spices and a crispy oatmeal crust.
Looking for a cozy, comforting, wrap you in a blanket kind of dessert that will bring them running? Look no further than this easy Freezer Apple Crisp Recipe.
Just imagine warm, cinnamon spiced apples with a crisp oatmeal crust. Sounds good, right? Now you can have a pan of this DELICIOUSNESS waiting in your freezer, ready to be popped in the oven and served with a scoop of ice cream! SO GOOD!
How to make Freezer Apple Crisp
TO MAKE THE FILLING
- Start by peeling and coring the apples. When it comes to peeling apples, using a ceramic blade peeler because it peels just the thinnest layer off the apples.
- After that, take a small paring knife to cut the apples into wedges and cut the remaining core from each wedge. If the apple wedges are thick, slice them lengthwise again for a thinner wedge. Aim for wedges that are the same thickness to bake evenly. Place the wedges in a large bowl.
- Now make the sweet and spicy syrup that coats the apples.
- Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave, then stir in the flour. Once the flour and butter are completely mixed, add in the lemon juice, milk and vanilla. Stir again until combined.
- Add cinnamon, brown sugar and salt to the bowl and stir with a fork until you have a thick, smooth mixture. Pour over the apples and fold until the apples are coated. Pour the apples and any liquid remaining into your prepared 8 x 8 foil pans.
💡 This recipe makes a single pan of apple crisp, but is easily multiplied to make multiple freezer pans of this classic dessert. It’s recommended for up to 3 months in the freezer, but may be extended for longer if the dessert is well wrapped and sealed.
TO MAKE THE TOPPING
- Now, for the best part…the crunchy topping. I use a food processor to make this step painless…but you can mix it by hand for a good arm workout!
- Add all of the topping ingredients except the butter to the food processor. Pulse a few times to mix it up.
- Add the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like course crumbs. Sprinkle over the seasoned apples.
IS THERE A BEST APPLE FOR APPLE CRISP?
The best apples for baking crisps are all-purpose apples that stand up well to baking, liking Granny Smith, Cortland, Braeburn and Honey Crisp. These apples are slightly tart and remain firm during baking, without being overly juicy. Use any one of these or be adventurous and use a combination!
💡👉If you’re serious about making dinner and dessert hassle free, then you definitely need the right tools to get started. Here’s what I use: Foil pans with foil lids, large labels to write out what’s included and instructions (just found these) and extra wide plastic wrap for easily wrapping the foil pans for the freezer. What’s the old saying…. “get the right tools for the right job”…perfectly said for making freezer recipes!!
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Freezer Apple Crisp Recipe
FOR THE FILLING:
- Spray or butter 8 x 8 foil baking dish.
- Peel and core apples, and cut into thin wedges. Place in large bowl.
- In a small bowl, add melted butter and flour and stir to combine. Add lemon juice and vanilla to the flour mixture; stir to combine; stir in cinnamon, brown sugar and salt. Pour mixture over the apples and fold in until apples are coated. Transfer apples to baking dish.
- In the bowl of a food processor, add the flour, brown sugar, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Pulse a few times to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles crumbs. No chunks of butter should remain. If mixing by hand, use a pastry blender or a fork and work the mixture until the butter has combined with the rest of ingredients until the size of small peas.
- Add butter to the topping mix and pulse until mixture resembles crumbs. No chunks of butter should remain. If mixing by hand, use a pastry blender or a fork and work the mixture until the butter has combined with the rest of ingredients until the size of small peas.
- Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples in the baking dish. Cover top with foil, then wrap entire pan in plastic. Label and freeze for up to 3 months.
To Bake Frozen Apple Crisp
- Remove plastic wrap, leave on foil top. Place dish on a baking sheet on the center rack of 375° oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil top and continue baking for 30 more minutes until top is golden brown and bubbling. Serve warm with whipped cream and enjoy.
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