This Apple Crisp With Oatmeal Cookie Mix is made for someone who loves cookies and dessert. What could be better than that? This is an AMAZING recipe you are about to discover, because it is so incredibly delicious and easy to make, too! Imagine this – the best part of the apple crisp, but with really amazing rich, buttery flavor from a top-quality oatmeal cookie…
APPLE CRISP WITH OATMEAL COOKIE TOPPING
Apple crisp is an all time favorite apple dessert and using Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix for the topping makes this apple crisp so easy to make. The smell of the apples and cinnamon cooking in the kitchen is enough to make everyone come running.
I usually save desserts like this for my treat days over the weekend so when you want to indulge give this easy recipe a try.
• 8 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1 inch chunks
• 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
• ¼ cup packed brown sugar
• Juice of half a lemon
• 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon flour
• 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
• 1 stick of butter softened
• 1egg beaten
• ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Use a 9×13 glass-baking dish for a thin crisp or a smaller deep dish casserole dish for a deeper apple crisp. Spray the dish with cooking spray. Place apples in baking dish and sprinkle with all the filling ingredients. Mix well, making sure all the apples are coated.
In large bowl, stir cookie mix and butter until crumbly and then mix in the egg and nuts, if you are using them. Press filling into thin patties in your hand and place over apple mixture. I don’t usually use all of the cookie mix, but you can judge for yourself. I use about ¾ of it and simply bake the left over cookie mix into a few cookies.
There is also no need to cover every inch of the apple mixture because it will spread out when it bakes.
Bake 30-40 minutes or until top is golden brown and apples are bubbling. Serve warm or at room temperature.
OATMEAL COOKIE APPLE CRUMBLE
Apple Crumble with a delicious buttery oatmeal cookie crumble. Tart apples in cinnamon & sugar and butter topped with an easy oatmeal cookie mix crumble topping. As it bakes it creates this buttery brown sugar syrup! Serve with vanilla ice cream for the best apple crumble dessert ever.
APPLE CRUMBLE RECIPE
This apple crumble recipe is unlike any other you’ve had before! It uses a package of oatmeal cookie mix which makes for the best and easiest crumble topping!
Tart granny smith apples in buttery cinnamon & brown sugar syrup and topped with an easy pecan oatmeal cookie crumble topping. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an unforgettable apple dessert.
Every time I make this I tell myself that I need to find a candle that smells just like it! The smell is incredible and will make it feel like Fall time no matter the temperature or season outside.
HOW TO MAKE APPLE CRUMBLE WITH A OATMEAL COOKIE MIX
- Granny Smith Apples – These are the best apples to use in this apple crumble recipe. They are tart which pairs perfectly with the sweet buttery brown sugar syrup the apples cook in & the oatmeal cookie crumble topping.
- Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Cinnamon, Chopped Butter – The sliced apples get coated in this mixture. As they bake the butter melts and combines with the brown sugar to create this caramel butter type sauce. It is so delicious!
- Oatmeal Cookie Mix – This is from the brand Betty Crocker and it comes in a pouch. You will find it in the baking aisle by the boxed cake mixes and muffin mixes.
- Melted Butter
- Chopped Pecans
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
- How do I cut the apples? You can either slice the apples thin or cut them into small pieces. This is what I do – I peel the apple and then cut down around the core so I end up with 4 pieces of apple (and a square core shape that I discard). I then just slice each piece into thin slices of apples. You can also use an apple slicer and then cut each into small chunks. There is no right way to cut the apples, just make sure you peel them, and then either slice them thin or cut them into small pieces.
- Do I have to use Granny Smith Apples? I would say yes you do because they are tart and not sweet which pairs perfectly with the sweet oatmeal cookie crumble topping. If you must use another apple then stick with ones that are not super sweet like Fuji, Gala, or Honeycrisp. I prefer granny smith apples so that is what I have always used.
- After making this dozens of times the only way to serve this is with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Trust me! We love vanilla bean ice cream but feel free to use any you love. To save some calories use Halo Top ice cream (which is amazing by the way) or frozen yogurt. The caramel drizzle and chopped pecans are totally optional.
- Be sure and plan ahead to give this dessert about 10 minutes of “rest time” before you serve it. It helps the buttery sauce to thicken and cools it down a bit after being in the oven for so long.
- Can I make this ahead of time? This is best served fresh. Leftovers can be stored on the counter at room temperature. It’s still good when reheated but for best taste and texture make this when you need it and serve with 15-30 minutes of it baking.
3-Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Crisp
A quick and easy apple crisp that’s only three basic ingredients, but it tastes like you slaved for hours.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Keyword: apples, oatmeal crisp
- 1 17.5 oz oatmeal cookie mix
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 21 oz apple pie filling
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans optional
- *Peach or cherry filling may be substituted.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly grease a 2 quart baking dish.
- Place apple pie filling in prepared dish.
- In a large bowl, mix the cookie mix, melted butter and pecans, if you are using. Blend well, forming crumbs.
- Top apples with oatmeal cookie mixture.
- Bake at 300 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.
Serving: 1person | Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
Oatmeal Cookie Apple Crisp
This Oatmeal Cookie Apple Crisp has a simple spiced apple filling, topped with a super easy oatmeal cookie crumble topping! Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream for an outstanding quick dessert.
Let’s talk about one of my favorite things in the world: apple crisp. When people ask me what my favorite dessert is (which is a *serious* question, considering my life essentially revolves around dessert), apple crisp with vanilla ice cream is almost always my answer. Unless I’m in a major chocolate mood, I’m going with the apple crisp.
It’s so simple, and when the apples paired with just the right amount of sweetener and spices, their texture and natural sweetness really shine. I like to use a combination of apple varieties so I get a few different flavors and textures from the apples.
Certain varieties, like Granny Smith apples, are very tart and firm, and they are a favorite of baker’s everywhere because of how well they hold up well in pies, tarts, and crisps.
Other, less firm varieties, like Red Delicious or Mcintosh, break down a lot more during the cooking process. By using a combination of both, you get some firmer apple pieces that have retained their shape rather well, surrounded by flavorful broken down apples, which creates a rich sauce.
For this recipe, I kept the filling super simple: apples, only a little bit of brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. That’s all. No need to overcomplicate things – simple is best here!
Thankfully, the topping is JUST as easy as the filling…and don’t we all really eat crisps and crumbles for that delicious, buttery topping?!
Since I love making my usual apple crisp with an oatmeal topping, I figured making an oatmeal cookie crumble would be even more delicious. With just three ingredients, it couldn’t be easier!
The topping starts with a Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Mix from Krusteaz, and instead of preparing the cookie mix as usual, you just add one stick of butter (skipping the egg the mix calls for) and mix it in to create oatmeal cookie crumbles! I opted to add toasted pecans as well, because I love the additional nuttiness and crunch they add to a crisp topping. You could substitute in your nut of choice, or just leave them off if you’re anti-nuts in your desserts.
I baked the crisp in a small baking dish and then served it in little ramekins, but if you want to make individual crisps, you can bake them in the little ramekins from the start! Just make sure you top off each serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream before serving 😉 enjoy!