Easy Apple Crisp

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This easy apple crisp recipe is one of my family’s favorite desserts. The ingredients are simple and this is a great dessert to make when apples are in season and you’ve just come back from apple picking.

Recruit a few apple peelers because this recipe is family-sized. And, if you’d like to make a smaller batch, just cut the ingredients below by half.

Here are a few tips to Make the Best Apple Crisp:

1. What type of apples should I use to make apples crisp? I use about 1/3 granny smith and the rest fuji or gala. Granny smith apples are tangy and they hold up well when baking. Fuji or gala apples add sweetness. McIntosh, Honeycrisp, and Pink Lady apples also have a great tang and tartness balance.

2. Slice apples thin so they cook all the way through.

3. Your apple crisp should be bubbling when you take it out of the oven. To be sure the apples are cooked all the way through, check with a fork. If the apples are not tender, bake for another 5-10 minutes.

4. I recommend covering with foil while baking. This will keep your apple crisp from drying out.

5. Apple crisp is great alone but even better with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.

That’s it! If you make a big batch of yummy apple crisp and love it as much as we do, leave a message in the comment section below.

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Easy Apple Crisp



Prep Time

30 min.

Cook/bake time

1 hr.



Here's What You'll Need

11” x 15” Pyrex Oven-Safe Baking Dish or two smaller ones


12 – 14 Apples (Fugi and Granny Smith recommended)
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lemon juice


1. Peel and thinly slice apples.
2. In a large mixing bowl toss the sliced apples in lemon juice to coat. Then add the white sugar and toss until all of the apples are coated with sugar. Set aside.
3. In a separate bowl make the crumble topping by mixing together light brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Last, add softened butter to the topping mix and combine until crumbly.
Apple Crisp sliced apples and crumble topping
4. Spread the apples evenly in a greased baking dish.
5. Spread the crumbled topping evenly over the apples and gently pat do to distribute evenly.
6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake at 350-degrees for 1-hour or until bubbly.
7. Best served warm with ice cream or whipped topping.
8. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers to warm in the microwave for later.