Apple Crisp

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Here’s a super simple recipe for Apple Crisp. I even have a video included in this post to show you how to make it!

apple crisp topped with ice cream in a white bowl

There isn’t anything quite like warm apple crisp, fresh out of the oven with a large scoop of ice cream served on top and melting.  It’s just about the easiest dessert to make with fresh apples. 

two red apples and one apple peeled and cut with knives

It’s almost fall. It really is! It may be kind of hot outside still, but the nights are cooler and it’s coming soon. Fall weather calls for apples and baking.  I just made a mass-purchase of Gala apples at Costco, so making Apple Crisp was a no-brainer.

rectangular pyrex pan with sliced apples in it

How to make Apple Crisp:

Peel and slice 4 to 5 medium-large apples (I used Gala, but Braeburn, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Granny Smith, Jonathon, or Golden Russet work well too). Spread them out in a 8×10-inch dish.

squeezing lemon onto sliced apples

Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top and toss the apples in the juice.

apple crisp in a pyrex pan ready for the oven

Sprinkle the “crisp” mixture on top (butter + brown sugar + oats + cinnamon + flour + salt).

apple crisp in a pyrex pan just out of the oven

Bake until everything is nice and gooey and the crumb is a bit crispy on top.

apple crisp topped with ice cream in a white bowl with a spoon

This Apple Crisp is best served warm- and that’s okay because there’s no way you will be able to hold off on eating it as it comes out of the oven.  But it’s also very easy to warm up later.  And don’t even think about serving it without vanilla ice cream.

Is it fall yet where you live??  Do you get those crazy, colorful trees with leaves flying about and gathering on the streets?  Are you wearing plaid shirts and cute boots on cool evenings?  We’re at our house in Oregon until November, so I’m looking forward to experiencing all of that very soon!

Here are a few more apple dessert recipes you might like to try:

apple crisp topped with ice cream in a white bowl
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Apple Crisp

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 296kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, crisp


  • 4 to 5 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples (4 to 5 medium apples)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray an 8x10-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Spread the apples in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Pour in the melted butter and use a fork to combine. Use your fingers to sprinkle the crumb mixture over the apples.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes- or until bubbly and hot.



  • *Great served warm with vanilla ice cream.
  • *Cover and refrigerate leftovers. Reheat leftovers to serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Dwayne Richardson wrote:

    I like my Apple’s medium in texture soft enough but firm enough they retain body . I like to saute them enough to soften with sugar butter cinnamon .

  • clarissa nicely wrote:

    Never in my life have I tasted or enjoyed Apple crisp as much as I did today. This recipe is perfection. Thank you!

  • tb wrote:

    subbed gluten free oats and flour and this is great!

  • Judy wrote:

    Looks delish! SD is my home. I’ll take it any day over where I’m at right now – Pennsylvania. But fall is nice out here!

  • Ward wrote:

    Thanks for this one, as a guy I appreciate the simplicity. I just picked up a bag of golden russet apples at the winter farmers market here in Portland ME, happy to find a good way to use them. Not a real lot of choices for fresh local food up here in late winter.
    BTW, if you’re really hankering for the change of seasons, maybe we could trade for a week sometime. Portland Maine can be nice in the winter… but this winter maybe not so much.