Apple Crisp

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Easy apple crisp recipe made with a layer of tart apples and a homemade crunchy topping. Perfect warm out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  • Author: Lynette
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 tart apples, peeled
  • 3/4 Cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup butter, cold


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F.
  2. Peel and thinly slice apples.  Place in a cake pan.
  3. Combine oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl.  Cut in the cold butter.  Sprinkle over the apples.
  4. Bake at 350˚ F for 40 minutes or until the apples are cooked through.  Serve warm.


Tart Apples: For any dessert recipe with apples you want to use a variety that is tart. I prefer Jonagold but when I can’t find them I use Granny Smith. Using a non-tart apple will alter the taste.

Cold Butter: When cutting in the butter, make sure it is cold. This helps to give that crumbly texture to the apple crisp.

Serve Warm with Ice Cream: Nothing goes better with a bowl of warm apple crisp, than a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!


Keywords: apple crisp