Classic apple crisp, spiked with Fireball whiskey for a boozy kick! This Fireball Apple Crisp is loaded with sweet cinnamon-y apples, topped with buttery, brown sugar streusel, and the Fireball whiskey does not go unnoticed. It adds so much cinnamon flavor! This Fireball Apple Crisp is the only kinda apple crisp you’ll ever want!
I am so in love with this Fireball Whiskey Caramel Sauce recipe that I couldn’t stop myself from making something else with Fireball. Wait till you try this Fireball Apple Crisp!!! It’s heaven-sent. Earlier in the season, I’d brainstormed a few Fireball ideas for fall, and was only going to share one of them – the caramel sauce – but that sauce is so ridiculously good that I couldn’t resist experimenting more with Fireball.
I based this Fireball Apple Crisp recipe from my Apple & Tart Cherry Crisp. That’s been my go-to apple crisp recipe for about a decade, and so it makes for a great starting point for another apple crisp variation. The apples bake up soft and nicely spiced. They bake in a bath of apple cider, so it enhances the flavor of the apples. I love the cherries in that recipe because they are tart, but sweet, and they get very plump and juicy as they bake.
The topping is a little crispy and crunchy. It’s still soft too, but when you press on it with a spoon, it sort of breaks. A fissure of cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar. It’s amazing what cinnamon, butter, brown sugar, and some flour can turn into when they’re put altogether. Simple ingredients, but extraordinary results.
I substituted part of the apple cider in my original apple crisp recipe with Fireball. That’s one of only a few changes I made, but it was all the difference. The cinnamon whiskey isn’t too boozy, but is just enough to add some kick to this Fireball Apple Crisp, and it adds such fantastic cinnamon flavor.
And the whole aroma of this Fireball Apple Crisp is so intoxicating (no pun intended). The sweet cinnamon apples with the cinnamon booze are just the most amazing scent in your kitchen. It needs to be a candle. You won’t believe how the Fireball impacts this dessert.
I love fruit anyway, but fruit drenched and baked in cinnamon whiskey? Favorite form of fruit. This Fireball Apple Crisp is a must-try recipe!
Fireball Apple Crisp
- 3 large Granny Smith apples peeled and sliced
- 2 large Fuji apples peeled and sliced
- 3/4 c. + 3 tbsp. packed brown sugar
- 3/4 c. + 1 tbsp. oat flour whole wheat flour, or all-purpose flour
- 1 c. cinnamon chips optional
- 1/4 c. apple cider or water will work too
- 1/3 c. Fireball whiskey
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 6 tbsp. cold butter
- vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
- In a large bowl, toss apples with 3 tbsp. brown sugar and 1 tbsp. flour.
- Add cinnamon chips, and toss to mix.
- Transfer to a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine apple cider and Fireball.
- Pour the Fireball mixture over the apples in the baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, combine remaining brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
- Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbles.
- Sprinkle evenly over apples.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown on the top.
- Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
Top it with a scoop of ice cream, and have a shot of Fireball on the side. Do it.
If I’d had any of this Fireball Whiskey Caramel Sauce left, I’d douse it in that too.
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
My my, fireball in an apple crisp? Sounds deadly but super delicious! I bet that cinnamon flavor is amazing in here!
Fireball in baking is insanely good!! You must try it!!
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
Mmmmkay…now THIS is how I like to drink my booze!!! Holy moly, I just want to spend a week in your kitchen and gorge myself on all of your amazing treats!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
I love fireball – bet it’s amazing in the crisp!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned, yummed and tweeted!
Wow! I know a bunch of people that would go nuts over this recipe. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays
Michelle@ O Blog Off says
This recipe sounds great!
My mother-in-law just bought a bottle of this for us!
I made Cinnamon Bun RumChata Martini with mine! I have a ton left so this is perfect timing!
WOWWWWWWW. That martini sounds AH-MAZING. Is noon on Sunday too early for a cocktail? I suppose… going to have to check out your recipe though!
I live in a place where a mickey of fireball is required to attend any outdoor event (and some indoor ones too). I will be trying this recipe sooner rather than later. Thanks!
Sounds like a fun place! Lol! Let me know if you try it!
My family will LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!
Jane Brandel says
Could you can this sauce?
I have no idea, to tell you the truth! That would be fabulous though. We’ve never tried to can it, but it keeps for about 10-14 days!
I would like to add oatmeal. How much would you recommend? I’m going to put 1 cup and I will see how that goes.
I think you would need more butter, and possibly more sugar. I would try following a streusel topping along the lines of what I used in this Apple Crisp Cheesecake: https://thegoldlininggirl.com/2017/11/apple-crisp-pumpkin-cheesecake/. Good luck!
I made this recently for people on a fishing trip, it was a big hit !! I added a bit of Fireball to the whipped cream, it added a nice touch and wasn’t overwhelming at all. I was told I “had” to bring it again on next years fishing trip !! So good !!
I totally agree – it’s not overwhelmingly boozy, but it’s definitely distinct and detectable! I’ve been adding Fireball to so many baked goods ever since that discovery. Haha. I’m SO GLAD you liked it! Thank you for letting me know!!
Followed recipe exactly and there was too much liquid and very soupy. Did not look like picture!
Have made this for decades and never had a problem. Sorry it didn’t turn out for you. Maybe you undercooked the syrup!