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This strawberry apple crisp recipe is a simple and tasty weeknight dessert. Made with an apple and strawberry fruit base, with a crispy brown sugar, oat, pecan and walnut topping. Serve fresh out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Crisp and crumble recipes are always a quick and easy dessert to make that everyone will love. Plus, there are lots of tasty variations to try, such as this apple & cherry crisp.
- This is a simple and easy dessert that is quick to put together on a weeknight.
- Strawberry + apple make a delicious combination of flavors for this crisp recipe.
- You can make this dessert all year round, even when it’s not strawberry season by using frozen fruit.
- Pecan & walnuts add extra crunch and flavor in the crisp topping.
You’ll need the following ingredients for this strawberry apple crisp:
- Strawberries: Fresh strawberries are great for this recipe when they are in season. You can use frozen strawberries, but don’t thaw them first.
- Apples: Really any type of apple will work, but some types are better than others for baking. For this crisp recipe, use Granny Smith, Honeycrisp or Fuji apples.
- Lemon juice: Lemon juice brings out the flavors of the fruit and prevents the apples from browning.
- Vanilla extract: Just a tiny dash for a little bit of vanilla flavor.
- Sugar: Granulated sugar is used to mix with the fruit. Brown sugar is used to make the crispy oat and nut topping.
- Flour: Flour helps absorb some of the juices in the fruit base so it is not too liquidy.
- Spices: Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt add lots of cozy flavor and go really well with the apples.
- Rolled oats: These are used to make the apple crisp topping.
- Nuts: A combination of walnuts and pecans make a crispy, crunchy, flavorful topping.
Step 4: Add the fruit to the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 baking dish.
Step 5: Spread the oats and nuts mixture evenly on top of the fruit layer.
Step 6: Bake for 350F for 35 to 40 minutes until the top is golden brown and crispy.
- Add in pears. This recipe works well with pears as well. Just make sure to use the same quantities of fruit. Try substituting some or all of the apples for pears.
Storage & Reheating
- Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Reheating: Reheat leftovers in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute, using a microwave safe dish. You can also reheat leftovers in the oven at 350F for 10 to 15 minutes, or heat in a mini oven until warm.
- Serve with ice cream. This strawberry apple crisp is delicious on its own, but goes even better with ice cream. Try vanilla, butter pecan or maple walnut flavors.
- Bake in individual ramekins. If you are serving guests, you may want to bake this crisp recipe in individual ramekins for presentation. The number of ramekins this recipe fills will depend on the size of the ramekins you use.
Yes, you can use frozen strawberries. You don’t need to thaw the strawberries before baking them in the crisp.
Nothing! Crumbles and crisps are the same thing.