Easy Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is one of our favorite indulgences. Apples are delicious sweet globes of joy loaded with fiber and vitamins. It’s natural that when the weather starts to cool, we look for all kinds of recipes to use this wonderful fruit.

Easy And Delicious
Easy And Delicious

This easy apple crisp recipe is so simple you can make it when you have about fifteen minutes to spend in the kitchen. Pop it in the oven to bake and in about an hour you’ll have a fabulous treat.

Which Apples?

Apples Are Delicious And Nutritious
Apples Are Delicious And Nutritious

You can choose the type of apples based on what you have on hand. But if you’re looking for what types of apples to use, we like tart apples like bright green Granny Smiths. Braeburn,  Cortland, Jonathan, McIntosh, Pink Lady, and others also tend to be varieties with a bit of tartness making them great for apple crisp.

Apple Crisp Topping

Rolled Oats For Apple Crisp Topping

The yummy, gooey, spicy apple filling is just the beginning. For sweet lovers, it’s all about the topping. This version combines the sweet goodness of brown sugar with the light crunch of quick-cooking oats. If you’re a fan of nuts, you can easily chop some up and add them to the basic topping. Pecans, walnuts, pistachios, and almonds all give some added protein and crunch.

Serving With A Flourish

Apple Crisp Is A Great Tummy Warmer
Apple Crisp Is A Great Tummy Warmer

While this easy apple crisp recipe is delicious right out of the oven, you can add a little extra to catapult it over the top. We love ice cream or whipped cream or even a few sprinkles of cheddar cheese to melt on top. You can serve it warm on a chilly day or serve it at room temperature or even chilled for a cool treat. If that sounds good to you, then try this easy apple crisp recipe for a new family favorite or just a little something you can enjoy yourself when you want a little treat.

Personal Apple Crisp So Elegant
Personal Apple Crisp So Elegant



For The Apple Filling

8 cups of tart apples, peeled and cut into slices
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (you can substitute other spices you prefer e.g., ground cloves or allspice)
Pinch of salt


Tasty For Dessert Or A Snack
Tasty For Dessert Or A Snack

For The Apple Crisp Topping

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
3 Tablespoons butter, COLD
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Top With Whipped Cream Or Ice Cream
Top With Whipped Cream Or Ice Cream

Options For Serving

Vanilla ice cream
Whipped cream
Cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit
2. Grease 8″x 8″ square baking dish with butter. You can also use individual ramekins or oven-proof pans like cast iron if you like
3. Place apple slices into a large bowl
4. Add sugar, spices, and salt to apples and mix gently with wooden spoon until evenly combined
5. In a medium bowl, add flour, oats, brown sugar, a baking soda, and baking powder and mix together.

Easy Crispy Topping
Easy Crispy Topping

6. Cut COLD butter into small chunks and then blend into oat mixture with a fork, cutting together until well-combined and a coarse crumbles consistency
7. Pour the apples into the greased pan and spread to even out
8. Sprinkle the crumbly topping over the apple mixture, covering entire top evenly
9. Place on middle rack in oven and bake for 55-60 minutes or until apples are soft and the topping turns golden brown
10. Serve warm, with ice cream, whipped cream, cheddar cheese or let sit to cool.

Apple Crisp With Vanilla Ice Cream
Apple Crisp With Vanilla Ice Cream

Enjoy this easy apple crisp for a snack or sweet ending to your meal. If you want some other ideas for easy sweets, check out our Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Cake or Easy Scone Recipe.


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