Have dessert ready in your freezer at all times with this Freezer Apple Crisp! Made with fresh apples and a delicious crumble topping!
If I could pick one thing I love about a meal, it would be dessert.
And that might be kind of sad, but it’s true. I love dessert of all kinds, and I can’t go one evening without having at least something sweet.
Every week when I meal plan, I try to find something I can make or buy that will last us the week. And when we go over to family holidays or get-togethers, I usually bring dessert.
Pies just aren’t my thing. I can do a pumpkin pie, but fruit pies are usually out of the question. Now that I’ve made this Freezer Apple Crisp, though, making a pie doesn’t seem so intimidating.
What I love about this recipe is that it’s ready for me to just get out of the fridge overnight and bake the next day. All the hard work is done ahead of time- well, it wasn’t really hard to make. Just time-consuming with the slicing of the apples.
This also makes two pans worth, which is awesome. It’s enough to feed a crowd, or frozen and served one at a time. In fact, when I made this recipe, I used too few apples and way too much crumble. When I started to pour the crumble over top, I realized I had a problem so I had to hurry and slice up more apples. I suppose you can never have too much dessert!
Can you freeze the crumble separately?
If you make the crumble mixture ahead of time, you can choose to pour directly over top or freeze it separately in a quart-sized freezer bag. I haven’t tried both yet so I can’t tell you what the texture difference will be; but if you do, let me know!
Looking for more freezer meal ideas? Check out the other recipes in my 25 Days of Freezer Meals series!
- 10 medium apples, cored and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 sticks butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- In a large bowl, combine the apples with 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Divide evenly between two 8x8 foil pans.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut in the butter until a crumble forms.
- Divide the crumble evenly on top of both pans of apples. Cover with aluminum foil and label with the recipe name, date, and baking instructions. Lay flat in the freezer.
- When ready to bake, thaw overnight in the fridge and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.