Peanut Butter Apple Crisp is a delicious twist on the traditional dessert recipe. The classic combination of peanut butter and apples is transformed into a sweet treat with an oatmeal crust that is to die for!
Peanut butter and apples is my go to breakfast throughout the fall. I pick a big box of the delicious apples from our tree in the front yard and slice one up with a dollop of peanut butter. The combination of tart apple with sweet creamy peanut butter is just the best! With the apples harvested for the year, it’s time for all the amazing apple dishes. From Pulled Pork Apple Salad to Caramel Pecan Apple Monkey Bread, there is no shortage of amazing recipes perfect for those ripe fall apples. This Peanut Butter Apple Crisp is no exception!
I started used my Mom’s traditional Apple Crisp recipe and increased the amount of apples and oatmeal crust for a thicker layer of apples and a bigger dish that serves 16! The most notable change is the addition of creamy peanut butter. The apples are tossed in the sweetened peanut butter mixture and layered between oatmeal, brown sugar and butter crusts. The salty addition of peanut butter is a fantastic balance to the sweet apple crisp.
If you are anything like me, you get bored making the same recipes over and over. While the traditional apple crisp is amazing, its fun to change things up and try something new every now and again. This Peanut Butter Apple Crisp does that in the most delicious way possible! Serve it with a scoop of ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream and just as it is and you will have a dessert that everyone will be raving about.
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Peanut Butter Apple Crisp
- 1 1/4 c. oatmeal
- 1 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 3/4 c. melted butter
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. salt
- 10 c. baking apples peeled and sliced
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 c. water
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2/3 c. creamy peanut butter
- In a medium bowl, mix the oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter until a crumbly mixture forms. Spread half of this mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan and press down firmly to create a crust.
- Peel and slice your apples into and extra large bowl with cold water and lemon juice to prevent the apples from browning.
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, water and vanilla. Cook over high heat until it is thickened. Remove from the burner and stir in the peanut butter until smooth.
- Drain the water and lemon juice off of the apples and pour the peanut butter mixture over them. Stir until all of the apples are well coated. Spread the apples over the oatmeal crust.
- Sprinkle remainder of oatmeal mixture over the apples.
- Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Let cool to room temperature before serving.
- Store leftovers refrigerated.