Apple crisp is one of my all-time favorite desserts. Nothing says fall to me more than a warm and comforting crisp. I have made apple crisp a million ways, but this recipe is my new go-to version. Even classics need an update sometimes, don’t they?
I love the idea of sweet and savory with the addition of fresh herbs. A little fresh thyme gives this crisp and slightly earthy flavor. I also added a touch of honey-flavored whiskey to the apples—it adds a depth of flavor that cannot be beat.
When I am making an apple crisp, I like to start with the crisp part first. Even though there is lemon juice in the apples, I don’t want them to turn brown while I am working on the topping. Pulse together flour, sugars, salt and oatmeal in a food processor. If you do not have one, you can do this by hand.