Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

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This easy apple crisp recipe has soft, cider-sweetened apples topped with a crunchy brown sugar oat crisp. Add caramel sauce or vanilla ice cream, then dig in!


For the Apple Filling

  • 1011 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup apple cider

For the Oat Topping

  • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


Make the Apple Filling

Prep your tools. Preheat your oven to 350F. Place the sliced apples in a 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.

Make the cinnamon-sugar mixture. In a medium bowl, combine the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well.

Prep the apples. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the apples. Toss the apples using two spoons. Spread them out a bit so that they are relatively even in the baking dish.

Pour apple cider over the apples. Set aside.

Make the Topping

Melt the butter. I prefer using a saucepan over low heat but you can also melt it in the microwave.

Mix dry ingredients. While the butter is melting, in another medium bowl combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, white sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix the dry ingredients well.

Combine dry ingredients with the butter. Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix to combine with a spoon, until you have a coarse crumbly mixture and no bits of dry flour are visible.

Add to apples. Sprinkle the topping over the apples, trying to get as even a coat as possible over all the apples.

Bake for 45-50 minutes. It’s done when the apple filling is bubbly and the topping is golden brown.


  • Storing extras: Let your crisp come to room temperature, then store it in the fridge in an airtight container. It will keep for up to 4 days.
  • Reheating: When you are ready to eat some, just spoon the desired amount into a bowl and enjoy cold, or warm in the microwave for about 30 seconds. (Depending on how warm you want it to be.)

Adapted from this AllRecipes recipe.

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