Apple Crisp


This classic apple crisp is an old-fashioned dessert straight from my grandmas recipe box. Our homemade filling is made with apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla before being baked with a from-scratch topping made with oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter. Warm and delicious, this easy apple crisp is irresistible!

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Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is a traditional dessert made with a topping that is a mixture of oats and brown sugar baked over apples.

I stole this simple old-fashioned recipe from my grandma its been a family favorite for years. I think its the best baked from scratch and served warm and gooey with the perfect crunch in the topping.


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Apple Crisp Ingredients

Apple Filling:

  • 6 apples, peeled and diced, or sliced if you prefer
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

PRO TIP: I used Granny Smith apples, about 5-6 cups.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to slice or dice your apples consistently so that they cook evenly.

Topping:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 tablespoons cold butter, diced into small cubes

PRO TIP: Its important that your butter is nice and cold!

Recipe Additions

You could also add pears into this recipe for a delicious alternative.

You could also add cranberries and pecans to this.

You could also use gluten-free ingredients.

Best Apples for Apple Crisp

I love Granny Smith apples for this recipe the best. You can also use Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Braeburn, or Cortland.

Any apple that is sturdy and slightly tart will work great!

Some folks like to leave the peel on and thats totally fine if its your preference! I like to peel mine.

If you leave the skin on, be sure to wash well before starting.

PRO TIP: Your apples should always be room temperature before starting!

How to Make Apple Crisp

START: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a deep 88 dish or 117 by spraying with nonstick spray or butter the dish.

STEP ONE: In a large bowl mix the apples, flour, sugars, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon juice. Toss to combine until all apples are covered with flour. Transfer to prepared dish. The apples will be piled high but it is okay because they shrink a bit as they cook.

STEP TWO: In a medium bowl add brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and butter. Use a pastry cutter or two forks or your hands to combine and crumble the mixture until it is pea-sized and crumbly.

STEP THREE: Add apple mixture to an 88 dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Spread topping over the apples and gently pat it down.

PRO TIP: You could also make this in cast-iron skillets.

How to Bake Apple Crisp

How Long to Bake Apple Crisp

PRO TIP: Place dish on a cookie sheet in case any goodness bubbles over.

STEP FOUR: Bake 45-60 minutes until brown and bubbly.Let cool slightly before serving as the juices are super hot.

You can serve warm with a scoop of cold and creamy vanilla ice cream and some caramel drizzle if youd like.

You can save leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days in the fridge.

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Best Apple Crisp

Simple, quick, and delicious this homemade apple crisp is a family favorite youll crave. With rich, hearty ingredients like oats, brown sugar, and butter, youll love how easy it is to bake from scratch. The perfect sweet dessert to end a weeknight dinner or serve guests at a holiday party. Enjoy!

Apple Crisp

This old-fashioned homemade apple crisp is a simple dessert baked from scratch just like grandma used to make!

Apple Filling:

  • 6 apples (peeled and diced (or sliced if you prefer) I used granny smith, about 5-6 cups)
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Topping:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 tablespoons cold butter (diced into small cubes)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a deep 88 dish or 117 by spraying with nonstick spray or butter the dish.
  2. In a large bowl mix the apples, flour, sugars, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon juice. Toss to combine until all apples are covered with flour. Transfer to prepared dish. The apples will be piled high but its okay because they shrink a bit as they cook.
  3. In a medium bowl add brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and butter. Use a pastry cutter or two forks or your hands to combine and crumble the mixture until it is pea-sized and crumbly.
  4. Spread topping over the apples and gently pat it down.
  5. Place dish on a cookie sheet in case any goodness bubbles over.

  6. Bake 45-60 minutes until brown and bubbly.
  7. Let cool slightly before serving as the juices are super hot.

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