Smoky Apple Crisp

Cuisinart original

Autumn and winter comfort food wouldn’t be complete without a classic apple crisp for dessert. The subtle smokiness really adds depth to this desirable dessert.




1½ cup rolled oats

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt, kosher

1½ sticks (plus 2 tablespoons) butter, unsalted, chilled

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons corn starch

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 pounds Granny Smith apples

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutritional information

No nutrition information available


  1. Combine oats, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and salt in a bowl or food processor.
  2. Cut chilled 1½ sticks butter into tablespoon sized squares.
  3. Add butter to dry mix and cut together with a pastry cutter, using fingers, or pulse in food processor until combined. Crumble should have the texture of wet sand.
  4. Fold in vanilla extract. Can be made a day ahead of time and refrigerated.
  5. Set the Cuisinart pellet grill to 325°F.
  6. In a large bowl add sugar, corn starch and cinnamon and combine.
  7. Peel and core apples making sure to remove all seeds.
  8. Cut apples into ¼-inch slices.
  9. Add to sugar mixture and completely coat apples.
  10. Add lemon juice and incorporate.
  11. Butter inside of Cuisinart 10-inch Cast Iron Griddle Pan or high temperature safe baking dish with remaining 2 tablespoons butter.
  12. Add apple mixture to cast iron pan and spread evenly.
  13. Coat completely with crumble.
  14. Place in Cuisinart pellet grill and bake for 30-45 minutes. Crust should be brown and set with liquid bubbling on sides.
  15. Top with iced cream or whipped cream to take this scrumptious dessert to the next level.