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Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is made with a gooey apple filling topped with a buttery, crumbly cinnamon oat topping. It's easy to make and perfect for holidays, special occasions, or for those cold fall days when you need something sweet and comforting.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 333 kcal


  • 8" square baking pan


For the Apple Filling:

  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples*, peeled, cored, and sliced ¼" thick
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. flour

For the Crisp Topping:

  • ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and grease an 8" square baking pan with butter.

Make the Apple Filling:

  • Add the sliced apples to a large pot and stir in the lemon juice and brown sugar.
  • Over medium heat, add in the butter and cook and stir until melted. Add in the cinnamon, salt, and flour, and cook and stir until the filling is slightly thickened and the apples are beginning to soften. Remove from heat and set aside.

Make the Crisp Topping:

  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Use a pastry blender or a fork to cut the butter into the mixture until evenly coated with the butter.

Bake the Apple Crisp:

  • Pour the apple filling into the prepared pan and cover evenly with the crisp topping.
  • Bake for 35 minutes until the top is golden brown and the apples are fork-tender.
  • Allow the apple crisp to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. The filling will get thicker the longer it cools. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and homemade caramel sauce*.


* Granny Smith apples are best for consistent results, but any crisp, tart apples are also good for baking. Such as Honeycrisp, Pink lady apples, Braeburn, Jonagold, or Golden Delicious. 
*Link in post for homemade caramel sauce recipe. 


Calories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 44.3gProtein: 1.8gFat: 17.7gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 348mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 32.3gCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
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