The basic ingredients for most apple crisp recipes include ground nutmeg, cinnamon, all-purpose flour, salt, oats, sugar and, of course, apples. The blend of toppings for the apple crisp may vary according to the recipe and some recipes may even include a scoop of ice cream per serving.
The directions for cooking up a batch of apple crisp are relatively simple and easy to follow. The recipe usually has a preparation time of 10 to 20 minutes and it can be completed in 50 minutes to just over an hour. Apple crisp recipes often vary but are generally flexible in the type of required ingredients.
For instance, the choice of apples can vary from basic tart apples to specific varieties, such as Empire, Gala or Braeburn. The requirements for sugar may differ between white, granulated and brown, while the butter ingredient may also be interchangeable with margarine.
Most recipes for apple crisp begin by mixing or tossing apple slices with some of the ingredients before being transferred into a greased baking dish. An electric mixer may be used on the topping to break it down until the mixture is crumbly. After sprinkling the topping on the apple mixture, it is then baked in an oven that is preheated to 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes to an hour. After baking, the apple crisp is allowed to cool briefly before serving.