Apple Crisp

Homemade Apple Crisp is filled with tender apples and topped with a crunchy streusel. It’s heaven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Delicious Apple Crisp is a tasty dessert recipe with similar flavors to our Apple Cobbler, Caramel Apple Dump Cake, and Apple Pie. If you enjoy any of those recipes, you’ve gotta try Apple Crisp!

Apple Crisp Recipe topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup.

Delicious Apple Dessert

This easy Apple Crisp recipe needs no introduction. This dessert pretty much steals the show. I love the combination of soft cooked apples, crunchy sweet oats, and of course the cinnamon and sugar!

There is no stopping my sweet tooth when it comes to Easy Apple Crisp.

Although this recipe screams fall to me, it’s obviously perfect for any day and time of the year. It would be great for a summer BBQ with friends or family, or just a good late-night snack.

It’s also a great alternative to Apple Pie. It’s easier and faster to make than an entire pie.

Cobbler, Crumble, or crisp?

What is the difference between a cobbler, a crumble, and a crisp? They are all fruit desserts with different types of pastry. Cobblers have a biscuit topping whereas crumbles and crisps are both a type of streusel topping or crisp filled with oats.

How to Make Apple Crisp

This best Apple Crisp recipe is simple but takes a bit of time since you need to prep your apples – it’s worth it!

PREP. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

APPLES. Peel, core, and slice apples. Place in a 9×13 inch baking dish. In a bowl, mix sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, and ground cinnamon together. Sprinkle evenly over apples. Pour ½ cup of water evenly over all.

CRISP TOPPING. Add oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda to melted butter. Mix well. Evenly crumble over your apple mixture.

BAKE + ENJOY! Bake for 45 minutes at 350°F. Enjoy warm with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce!!

Recipe Tips

Prepping the apples. You will need 10 cups of apple slices for this recipe. One medium apple can make about 1⅓ cups of slices; you will need about 8 medium apples.

  • Peeling. I like to peel my apples using a vegetable peeler. You can also use an Apple Peeler and Corer (remove the piece that will slice and core the apple and only use the peeling part).
  • Slicing. ¼-inch is an ideal thickness for each slice. An Apple Slicer with 16 slots works best for medium and large apples. A slicer that cuts 8 pieces may require medium and large apples to be cut in half.

Avoid runny apple crisp. An Apple Crisp can turn runny if using apples with high moisture content. Stick to baking apples: Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Mutsu, Golden Delicious, Winesap, Pink Lady, or Granny Smith. Use one type of apple or combine two different types. 

If you are worried that your crisp will be runny, toss the apple slices in cornstarch before sprinkling the flour and cinnamon on top. 

Check for doneness. The apple filling should be bubbling and the crumble topping should be golden brown. Once it has been pulled out of the oven, allow it to cool. The filling will thicken as it cools.

Apple crisp Toppings

Homemade Apple Crisp is delicious on its own, but pairs perfectly with any of these tasty toppings!

Storing Info

Make ahead of time. Slice the apples 1-2 days before making the recipe, just note that they begin to brown.

To help slow this process, coat the apples in Ball’s Fresh Fruit powder or dip them in a lemon juice and water mixture. Once they have been treated, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

STORE leftover Apple Crisp into single-serve portions in airtight containers. Store in the fridge for 2-3 days.

To reheat. Microwave in 30-second intervals until warm or heat up in a 350°F oven for about 15 minutes.

FREEZE Apple Crisp unbaked or bake it and allow it to cool. Cover the Apple Crisp with plastic wrap then again with aluminum foil and label. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat. Thaw overnight in the fridge. Preheat the oven to 350°F and remove the plastic and foil.

  • If the crisp had been previously baked, then bake for 25-20 minutes or until bubbling.
  • If it had not been baked previously, then bake for 45-50 minutes.

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Apple Crisp Recipe

4.94 from 15 votes
Homemade Apple Crisp is filled with tender apples and topped with a crunchy streusel. It's heaven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 321 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Peel, core, and slice apples. Place in a 9×13 inch baking dish. In a bowl, mix sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, and ground cinnamon together. Sprinkle evenly over apples. Pour ½ cup of water evenly over all.
  • Add oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda to melted butter. Mix well. Evenly crumble over your apple mixture.
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 350°F. Enjoy warm with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream!!

Video

Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com

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Comments:

      1. 4 stars
        i dont get what you mean by cover up the topping? It is supposed to dry out some? Mine is super thick, and unspreadable and I followed everything in your steps. I usually do it different, but had no lemon juice this time. so i thought i would check this one out.

        1. I’m sorry it is. Not sure why that would happen. I just mean cover the apples with the topping. Nothing needs to be covered. Hopefully, it turned out 🙂

  1. 5 stars
    I’m always searching for that perfect Apple crisp recipe and I can’t wait to try this. Looks so good and super easy!

  2. I recently had a childhood friend tell me she always remembered our home having apple crisp. It was never my favorite… I’m more of a cobbler gal, but I think I need to dig this out of my mom’s recipe box. Thanks for the memory.

  3. Thanks Luna for the great fall recipes. Fall has always been my favorite season ever since I can remember especially when my kids were growing up. I live in Louisiana, so I will be lucky to need a sweater before Thanksgiving. I still enjoy the fall dishes that I look forward to and any new ones like your recipes. Fingers crossed for some fall weather. Thanks again.