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Apple Crisp

If you love apple desserts, you have got to try this apple crisp recipe. It is so delicious and super easy to make. It is almost like an apple pie without the crust.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, Holidays, soft, sweet, treats
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • 8x8 pan, buttered or sprayed with kitchen spray
  • Bowls
  • Whisk
  • spoon
  • Pastry cutter or fork


  • 6 medium apples I like to use granny smith peeled and chopped (you can leave the peel on if you like)
  • 3 Tbsp of white granulated sugar 45g
  • 2 tsp. of ground cinnamon divided (10g)
  • 1 to 3 tsp. of lemon juice 5 to 15 mL
  • 1 cup of brown sugar light or dark (200g)
  • 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour/plain flour 95g
  • 3/4 cup of old fashioned Oats 115g
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt 1g
  • 1/2 cup of cold cubed unsalted butter 115g

Topping (Optional)

  • Ice Cream
  • Caramel Sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F (176 C). Peel and chop up your apples. You can leave the peel on if you wish.
    Next add your white granulated sugar, 1 tsp. of your 2 tsp. of ground cinnamon, and your lemon juice. Then with a spoon mix them all together, until the apples are well coated.
  • Now in a large bowl add the brown sugar, flour, oats, salt, remaining 1 tsp. of cinnamon, and then whisk to combine.
  • Take cold butter and cut it up into small chunks and add it to the topping mixture. Then use a fork or pastry blender/cutter to work in the butter. Keep cutting it and blending it until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs or damp sand.
  • Butter an 8x8 inch or 7x11 inch pan. You can use shortening or kitchen spray as well. Pour in the apple mixture and then layer the crisp topping evenly on top. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until the top is golden brown. Check after 30 minutes, if the top is getting too brown add some foil.
  • Once it comes out of the oven let it cool for a few minutes, then plate it while it is still warm. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle some caramel sauce on top. Enjoy! : )



Note: These nutritional facts are for a serving of plain apple crisp without ice cream or caramel sauce. 
List of nutritional facts for apple crisp.