Double Crumble Apple Crisp features the delicious topping we all love on our apple crisp on the top and the bottom of this dessert! If you love the crumbly, oat and cinnamon topping on apple crisp, this is going to be your new favorite.
We love making apple crisp. When fall rolls around and apples come into season, there’s nothing better than fresh apple crisp. Tender apples in a deliciously sweet sauce with a heaping helping of that crumbly oat topping? Oh, yeah. That’s a winner.
But do you know what’s even more of a winner? Double crumble apple crisp.
Double Crumble Apple Crisp
We’ve been making apple crisp for so many years that we actually started to get bored with it. We know that’s hard to believe, but it’s true. We wanted to switch things up without getting too far away from the original recipe that we love so much. After much debate, we decided to take one of the best parts of this dessert and simply add more of it. That’s how we came to this apple crisp with the crumbly crisp on the bottom and the top. It’s an easy little change to the classic recipe that adds so much extra texture and flavor.
Every bite of this delicious apple crisp recipe is filled with all the flavors we love of the classic dessert, including the crispy topping – just more of it. With each spoonful, you get a double dose of crumbly, oat and brown sugar topping coming at you from the top and the bottom of this recipe, and it’s all sandwiched around that classic sweet apple filling that really makes the season. MmmmMMMM!
It only takes a handful of easy ingredients to make this delicious apple crisp with a twist. Outside of the apples, every one of these ingredients are kitchen staples, so you’ll only need to pick up some apples on your next trip to the store.
- Granny Smith apples
- Lemon juice
- Cinnamon, divided
- Quick oats
- Brown sugar
- All purpose flour
- Butter, softened
**See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities and cooking times.
Making this delicious double crumble apple crips is just as easy as the ingredient list. There’s almost nothing to it! You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time and ready to enjoy this delicious dessert with the family instead of slaving away in the kitchen.
Step 1: Prep
Set the butter out on the counter about an hour before you’re ready to begin. Preheat the oven and grease a 10×15 glass baking dish.
Measure out all the ingredients, and then peel, core, and thinly slice the apples.
Step 2: Make the Apple Filling
In a large bowl, combine the apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
Step 3: Make the Crumble
In another large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter. Mix until well combined and crumbly in texture.
Step 4: Put it Together
Pour half the oat mixture into the bottom of the baking dish and pat it down evenly. Next, spread the apples over the oat mixture. Finally, top the apples with the remaining oat mixture.
Step 5: Bake
Bake the double crumble apple crisp, let cool, and serve.
If you want to personalize this double crumble apple crisp recipe or don’t have certain ingredients on hand, we have some variations that will help.
Any Apples – While Granny Smith apples give that classic counterpoint of tart to sweet, you can use any apples that you have on hand.
Rolled Oats – If you don’t have quick oats, rolled oats will also work.
Add Classic Apple Spices – For a flavor a bit more like apple pie, try adding nutmeg and allspice or mace to the apple mixture.
Add Raisins – Raisins are a classic pairing with apples like these, and they work very well in this recipe.
Make it Chunky – For a different texture but the same great flavor, try chunking your apples instead of slicing them.
This will keep well in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to three days. For longer storage, freeze it for up to three months.
This recipe is incredibly simple, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t little secrets to know about it. There are always ways to take any recipe from good to great, and we’re here to share them with you.
Fully Soften Your Butter – The key to this crumble topping is fully softened butter. If your butter isn’t fully softened, it won’t incorporate properly, and you’ll end up with a mixture that isn’t the right texture and has chunks of raw butter.
Peel the Apples – Some people love to eat their apples with skin. While the skin is great and full of vitamins, if you cook it, it gets tough and gives the mixture a weird, chewy texture.
Always Use Glass – If you have the option, always use a glass baking dish. It’s easiest to control the baking process with glass. Dark pans will cook things faster because they heat up more.
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How long will this crumble last?
This will last for about three days in the refrigerator or up to three months in the freezer.
How do I freeze apple crumble?
Chill the crumble completely in the refrigerator, then wrap place it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.
How do I defrost apple crumble?
Place it in the refrigerator to defrost overnight.
What can I serve with apple crumble?
We recommend a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
What are the best apples for apple crumble?
We love Granny Smith for the combination of sweet and tart, but any firm apple will do.
Double Crumble Apple Crisp
If you love the delicious, crumbly topping on apple crisp, then this double crumble apple crisp is for you. It’s loaded with the good stuff both above and below the apple filling so you get double the crumble amazingness in every bite!
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Double Crumble Apple Crisp
- 5 pounds Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled, and sliced into thin slices
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon, divided
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon.
- In a second large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon, and the butter. Mix until well combined and crumbly in texture.
- Pour half of the oat mixture into the bottom of a greased 10×15 inch glass baking dish and pat it down evenly.
- Spread the apples over the oat mixture in the pan, then top with the remaining oat mixture.
- Bake the apple crisp at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.