What is an Amish apple goodie dessert? Apple Goodie is a vintage dessert made with baked apples and cinnamon topped with a crumbly blend of oats, flour, butter, and sugar.
You might recognize this dessert by its other names, such as "Apple Crisp" or "Apple Crumble." I'm not sure why there are different names for basically the same dessert since there is not a significant difference between apple crisp and what the Amish refer to as Apple Goodie.
So whether you call it apple goodie or apple crisp, I believe they are pretty much the same thing. Of course, there are differences in recipes, but they are very closely related.
Apple goodie is a rustic and comforting dessert that has been passed down through generations and has remained popular for its simplicity and deliciousness. This apple dessert is perfect for fall time, but it can certainly be enjoyed all year round as well.
Apples are a fantastic fruit with endless possibilities for enjoyment. And I sure do enjoy all kinds of apple desserts, from apple bread, apple pie, old-fashioned apple dumplings, and apple fritters, to apple baked oatmeal. They are all delightful ways to enjoy apples. And I love the scent of apples and spices baking in my oven. It's an inviting and heavenly aroma!
What Kind of Apples Should I Use?
We begin with the apples because they are the star of the dish. And you can use whatever kind of apples that you have on hand. I'm sure your apple crisp will taste delicious with almost any kind of apple.
But it is well-known that some apples are better for baking. And I encourage you to choose crisp and tart apples, such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp, rather than something like Red Delicious or McIntosh. (Soft apples tend to get mushy when baked.)
I often keep Gala apples in my fridge, and they work well to make apple goodie. Sometimes I also use a variety of apples for more flavor.
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Do I Need to Peel My Apples?
It's not a must to peel the apples, but while baking, the skins might come loose and create an odd texture in your crisp. So for the best results, I recommend peeling the apples. I think it's worth the extra time.
Some people like to use an apple peeler/slicer/corer gadget, and they are a handy tool. I've used one before, but I don't personally own one. However, if you make a lot of apple desserts/treats, it might be worth it to invest in one.
I just use a regular vegetable peeler, and it doesn't take me long to prepare a few apples.
How Should I Cut the Apples?
I usually slice my apples into relatively thin pieces, approximately 1/4" thick. However, if you prefer little chunks, that's also an option. Just keep in mind that the thicker or larger the pieces, the more time it will take for them to become tender.
Easy Crumble Topping with Oats
I just told you that the apples are the star of the dish. Yet, it's truly the buttery streusel topping that adds that extra touch of delight!
Still, we wouldn't want one without the other. The wonderful blend of flavors and textures from the baked apples and crumbly topping perfectly complement each other to create an exquisite dessert.
To make this apple crumble with oats, we mix all the dry ingredients. Then cut cold butter into slices and crumble it into the mixture, using a pastry blender, until you have coarse crumbs. If you don't have a pastry blender, you can always use your hands, or use two knives to cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients.
9x13" Amish Apple Crisp Recipe
You might have noticed that most Amish recipes yield a large amount. This is primarily because these recipes are designed to cater to larger families within the Amish community.
The 9x13" pan of apple goodie is not very full, and the apples tend to reduce in size during baking, resulting in a thinner dessert. However, if you're preparing this treat for just one or two individuals, you might prefer a smaller dessert portion. Don't hesitate to reduce this recipe by half and bake it in an 8 or 9" square baking dish.
Apple crisp/apple goodie is best when it's served warm straight from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. However, leftovers can be refrigerated and warmed again in the microwave or oven. Or you can enjoy it cold as well.
Apple Crisp Made With Apple Pie Filling
Every fall, my mom used to can lots of apple pie filling. It came in handy to make quick apple desserts. And we often used canned apple pie filling to make apple goodie.
So if you have canned apple pie filling on hand, you can use it to make this dessert. Just omit the instructions for the apples, pour a layer of canned filling into the bottom of your pan, and top it with the crumble. If I remember correctly, we used a quart of pie filling for this recipe.
I hope you enjoy this Amish Old-Fashioned Apple Goodie Recipe. If you try it, I would love it if you left a comment and star rating below. Thank you!
Amish Apple Goodie Recipe
- 1/2 - 1 c. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 7 - 8 c. apples, peeled and sliced
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 c. quick oats (or a combination of quick and old-fashioned oats)
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 2/3 c. butter
- Preheat the oven to 375℉.
- In a large bowl, mix the sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon.1/2 - 1 c. sugar, 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Peel and slice the apples. Then add the apple slices, along with the lemon juice, to the sugar/flour mixture. Mix well.7 - 8 c. apples, peeled and sliced, 1 tsp. lemon juice
- Pour the apples into a greased 9x13" baking dish.
- Combine the dry ingredients.1 c. quick oats, 1 c. brown sugar, 1 c. all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. baking powder, pinch of salt
- Cut the butter into slices and add them to the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender, mix the ingredients to create coarse crumbs.2/3 c. butter
- Spread the crumbs evenly over the apples, and pat firmly.
- Bake, uncovered, for approximately 35 - 45 minutes or until the top is nicely browned and the apples are soft.
- Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Refrigerate leftovers.