Apple Crisp

This easy Apple Crisp recipe is reminiscent of homemade apple pie and apple cobbler. Topped with a crunchy oat streusel and filled with fresh baked apples, this is sure to be your favorite fall-inspired dessert!

Love easy and delicious apple recipes? Then you’ve got to try my Apple Cider Donuts and my Apple Upside Down Cake!

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What Is Apple Crisp, Exactly?

Homemade apple crisp is a quintessential fall dessert, so I knew I needed to create my own apple crisp recipe for all of you to enjoy this autumn. After a little trial and error, I’m proud to share what I consider the BEST apple crisp recipe ever with you today!

Apple Crisp is a flavorful, luscious dish that is best served warm with a big scoop of ice cream and maybe a drizzle of homemade caramel. It’s similar to apple pie or apple cobbler, but not quite either. It’s basically apple pie filing topped with a crunchy oat streusel (which is much easier to make and manipulate than homemade pie crust). Can’t you just smell the apples, cinnamon, and molasses-y notes of the brown sugar now?

Want to try an even easier version of homemade apple crisp? Try my Stuffed Baked Apple Crisp. No chopping required!

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Key Ingredients

This easy apple crisp recipe is twofold — the crisp streusel topping and the rich apple filling.

For the crunchy topping, you’ll need light brown sugar, all-purpose flour, old-fashioned oats, and cold unsalted butter. For the apple pie-style filling, you’ll need 5 cups of cubed apples (about 5 average-sized apples), fresh lemon juice, cinnamon, and light brown sugar.

You can use whichever apples you prefer or that are in season, but I recommend Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Gala. You want ones that won’t turn to mush in the baking process.

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How To Make Apple Crisp

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9 x 9 pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
  • Make the Crisp Topping: Add brown sugar, flour, oats, and butter to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Pulse for 30 seconds or until the mixture is combined and resembles small pea size crumbs.
  • Make the Apple Filling: In a medium bowl combine apples, lemon juice, cinnamon and brown sugar.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  • Serve warm with ice cream and enjoy!

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Tips and Variations

  • Leave the peels on your apples for more fiber and an easier prep process!
  • Add some nutmeg or even pumpkin pie spice for more fall flavors.
  • Add some chopped nuts to your streusel like pecans or walnuts for more crunch!
  • Drizzle with some homemade caramel before serving with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Storage, Freezing, and Reheating Instructions

  • Store leftover cooled apple crisp in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5.
  • Freeze this homemade apple crisp in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 1 month.
  • Reheat from frozen, chilled, or room temperature in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes or so, until crisp and bubbling around the edges.

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More Fall Recipes To Try

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Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Topped with a crunchy oat streusel and filled with fresh baked apples, this easy Apple Crisp recipe will be your favorite fall dessert!

Ingredients

Crisp Topping

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed

Apple Filling

  • 5 medium apples, about 5 cups
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

Instructions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 9 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    Make Crisp Topping: Add brown sugar, flour, oats, and butter to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Pulse for 30 seconds or until the mixture is combined and resembles small pea size crumbs.
  • Make Apple Filling: In a medium bowl combine apples, lemon juice, cinnamon and brown sugar.
  • Bake: For 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
    Serve warm with ice cream and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Apple Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 76g25%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 556IU11%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Apple Crisp, Crisp Topping, Fall Baking, Thanksgiving recipes

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