I Made Amish ‘Apple Goodie’ and It’s the Easy Weeknight Dessert We All Need

Sugar, spice and everything nice! Learn how to make an Amish Apple Goodie—the easy dessert we're making all fall long.

Apples are the ideal fruit to incorporate in a variety of desserts, from classic apple pie to apple spice cake and caramel apple scones. And while apples certainly shine in those desserts, sometimes, you want a quick treat that only requires a few steps and a handful of ingredients. For those occasions, this Amish Apple Goodie recipe is sure to do the trick.

Made with fresh apples, plenty of sugar, spice and an oat topping, this just might become your new favorite go-to dessert to make all fall long.

What is apple goodie?

At its core, an apple goodie is simply an old-fashioned apple crisp. It’s made similarly to a classic apple crisp, and it’s as easy as can be.

The no-fuss dessert uses apples with a bit of sugar and cinnamon as the base and is the perfect Amish recipe for Christmas. The apples then get sprinkled with a quick streusel topping for great flavor and texture. It’s a wonderful way to use up apples or make a homemade dessert after apple picking during fall. The apples are tender, with a hint of cinnamon flavor as the perfect complement to let this fall fruit shine.

Amish Apple Goodie Recipe

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  • 5 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted

Tools for baking an apple goodie


Step 1: Prepare the apple base

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Preheat the oven to 350°F. While the oven heats, peel, core and slice your apples.

Then lightly spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the apple slices in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.

Step 2: Make the oat topping

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In a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Use a fork to mix in the melted butter. Mix until small clumps form.

Step 3: Top and bake

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Sprinkle the oat topping evenly over the apples. Bake the apple goodie for 38 to 40 minutes until the top is golden and the apples are bubbling.

Remove the baking dish from the oven and allow the apple goodie to cool for 10 minutes before topping it with ice cream or whipped cream and serving.

Tips for Making Apple Goodie

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  • Switch the type of apple: You can make an apple goodie with any type of apple. Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples are great options due to their stronger flavor. However, you can choose your favorite or use up whatever you may have left in the fruit bowl or in the fridge.
  • Try different methods: This recipe calls for peeling and slicing the apples. However, you can certainly keep the skins on after washing the apples if preferred. The apples can be left as large slices, cut in half or even cut into chunks.
  • Add different spices: This dessert features a hint of cinnamon paired with white sugar and brown sugar for great flavor. Choose the right type of cinnamon for your tastes (some are spicier than others). You can also add nutmeg, clove or cardamom to the mix to enhance the flavor.

Molly Allen
Molly Allen is a previous bakery owner and former event planner. Now, a freelance writer and editor focused on food and beverage, lifestyle, travel and parties, she brings her years of experience and industry knowledge to readers across a variety of platforms.