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Easy Apple Crisp

A classic Fall recipe this Easy Apple Crisp is quick to whip up, and easier to put down. With crispy top and tart sweet apples this is one treat you have to make.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 440kcal


For the topping:

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold butter grated or small diced

For the filling:

  • 5 large Granny Smith apples peeled and cored
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl, stir to combine.
  • Add the butter and stir it in so the pieces are coated in the flour mixture.
  • Work the mixture with your fingers or pastry cutter until it resembles wet clumpy sand. Any pieces of butter should be about the size of a pea or less. Place the bowl in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the crisp.
  • Cut the apples into 4ths then slice them about 1/4th of an inch thick, place them in a large bowl. Add the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg, toss to combine.
  • Add the filling to a 9 to 10-inch baking dish or cast-iron skillet.
  • Add the topping, it looks like a lot, but use it all.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until the topping is golden brown and you can see or hear the apples bubbling underneath.
  • Let cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.


  1. You can use any of your favorite baking apple, we use Granny Smith - see my tips above on other great apples to use.
  2. You can choose to peel your apples or leave them unpeeled, this is a personal preference.
  3. Bake this in a cast iron skillet like we do or you can use a 9"x9" baking dish.
  4. This recipe can easily be doubled, just bake in a 9"x13" baking pan.
  5. You can freeze this recipe both baked and unbaked, see my tips above.
  6. Want to add some extras in the crisp? Nuts like chopped pecans or walnuts are great to add to the topping.
  7. Change it up and drizzle some caramel sauce over your crisp, we love doing this and it tastes amazing.


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg