Apple Crisp Recipe

Apple Crisp is the perfect dessert for the apple lover. This apple crisp recipe is made with flavorful apples, cinnamon, and a perfectly crisp topping.

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Apple Crisp makes the world go round about this time of year. Doncha think?

And this Apple Crisp? Oh my gawsh is it amazing.

Like seriously amazing.

I don’t want any other Apple Crisp except this one. Ever.

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Just look at that bite!

Oh me.


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It has the perfect amount of apple and crisp topping.


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Here are just a few notes about the recipe. I leave the peeling on my apples, but you can certainly peel your apples if you prefer. You’ll want to use your favorite baking apples in this apple crisp recipe.


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So, if you are looking for an Apple Crisp Recipe that immediately makes you want to cozy up by the fire after enjoying a beautiful fall day, then this is it! Of course, a scoop of ice cream takes it right on over the top!


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Apple Crisp Recipe
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Apple Crisp is the perfect dessert for the apple lover. This apple crisp recipe is made with flavorful apples, cinnamon, and a perfectly crisp topping.
Serves: 12
  • 10 cups sliced apples
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Apple Crisp Topping:
  • 1 stick butter, cut into large slices
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Spray 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a large bowl, tossing to make sure apples are well coated. Pour into prepared casserole dish.
  4. Apple Crisp Topping:
  5. Add butter and flour to a large bowl. Cut butter into flour with a pastry blender, two knives or quickly using your fingers. Mix in brown sugar, 1 cup of oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add vegetable oil and spread on top of apple mixture.
  6. Spread remaining 1 cup of oats on top of oat and flour mixture, lightly pressing into the baking sheet.
  7. Bake until apples are tender and top of apple crisp has crisped and turned golden brown, about 45 minutes.


Robyn xo


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  1. 9


    Can’t wait to try this. I have someone at work brining me apples from his tree, and this weekend we are going apple picking at a local farm. I never used oats in my crisp and am looking forward to trying it. I have a combo of crumbs and pecans. Yours looks so delicious!

  2. 16

    Tina says

    Just picked some jonagold in between the storm showers, a deer was gleaning some gravenstien out back that have dropped, and now tomorrow I’ll make my husband this crisp, I know he will like it, made lots of fresh gravenstien sauce yesterday in between storm outages, sure glad I wasn’t baking.

  3. 17

    Bob says

    I am not a baker, but would still like to try this recipe. What would be a good type of apple to use? I live in New York and there are all types out this time of year.

  4. 22

    Gina says

    I’ve made this a few times & it never disappoints! We love it
    & I can’t wait to bring it as our Thanksgiving dessert!

  5. 23

    Maureen says

    I just made this today, but the top of the apple crisp didn’t get brown or melty at all. What do you suppose I did wrong? The apples underneath were good, but the topping didn’t cook, and I was left with gray oats on top. I did press them into the crisp, too. I’m stumped!

    • 24

      Cheri Palmer says

      Try using old-fashioned oats instead of quick-cooking oats. They are interchangeable, and the only difference between the two is the texture. Quick-cooking oats are chopped more & are lighter & more delicate (hence, quick-cooking). Old-fashioned oats are larger, have a heartier texture & stay firmer – which sounds like just what you need! Hope it helps, good luck & happy baking! :-)

  6. 25

    Kristina says

    The top of mine never got crunchy. I baked for over an hr. I pressed the top oats down as well. The rest of it was done. What did I do wrong??

    • 26

      Linda says

      Same thing happened to me and I did use the “old fashion oats”…..pressed them in….still light on top after an hour.

  7. 27

    marina hernandez says

    I been making apple crisp for many years, with my old same recipe, but this one
    is the best, my family said this is the one, mi familia me dijo esta riquisima, deliciosa..muchas gracias.


  8. 30

    shirley johnson says

    can u tell me the differences in the many variations of apples : re mc intosh etc i recently purchased lobo apples not really knowing if they were good for applesauce and apple pies and apple crisp look forward to hearing from u thanking u in advance for your time and reply

  9. 31

    char riippi says

    How many apples would I need for your apple crisp recipe (10 cups of apples)
    Could I half this recipe as it sounds like it makes quite a bit; I’m afraid I’d eat too much if I made the whole thing. HEE!
    Thanks for your reply, Char

  10. 35

    phyllis smith says

    Pretty sure this is the one I have been searching for! I will be making this tomorrow! Tonight am making oatmeal lace cookies to hold me over!

  11. 36


    I put 3-4 table spoons of ice water in the topping and it crisped up beautifully. It should feel a little moist. Works every time!

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