Easy Apple Crisp

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
What better way to kick off fall than with an old-fashioned taste using apples, cinnamon, and oats baked into a fabulous crisp that makes everyone's mouth water from the aroma?

This brings back such fantastic childhood memories since this vintage 1924 recipe has been around for so long just about everyone's mom in the 1960s made this when I was growing up.

Our recipe is easier and has such a classic basic flavor, and you can actually tweak it by adding more or fewer spices.

Of course, if you're not a fan of apples, we've also tried blueberry, bing cherries, raspberries, and even some mango as an addition you can check below for some other suggestions.

We use simple pantry ingredients that will have this delicious crisp on your tables in around 55 minutes.

Don't forget to add a scoop of your favorite ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream as a garnish to finish off this bowl of comforting dessert.

If you're a big apple fan you may also like to try our Baked Apple Cider Donuts, and our Homemade Apple Cider those are two other favorite fall treats.

Scroll down to the recipe card to print off this easy homemade "APPLE CRISP" recipe.

this is apple crisp in a cup

Apple Crisp Made Easy Step by Step

  1. preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. peel the apples and place in a buttered dish with some lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar
  3. make the topping
  4. bake for around 55 minutes and serve warm with ice cream

apple crisp ingredients

Ingredients You Will Need(for complete instructions scroll to the recipe card below)

  • apples
  • lemon juice
  • flour
  • unsalted butter
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • Optional
  • whipped cream, ice cream

apple crisp topping

Other Fruit Subs for Apples

  1. raspberries
  2. blackberries
  3. boysenberries
  4. diced mango
  5. diced pears
  6. diced peaches
  7. chopped bing cherries

sliced apples and cinnamon

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If you want to add a dollop of freshly whipped heavy cream on top or a scoop of your favorite summertime ice cream, go for it and enjoy!.

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 55 HourTotal time: 55 H & 10 M
This is a quick easy dessert using apples, oatmeal, and butter topping for an addicting fall old fashioned apple crisp dessert.


  • 6 to 8 McIntosh apples peeled and sliced thin or chopped (in my opinion, these are all  the best overall apples for baking in this recipe however you can also use  Braeburn, Jonathan, Granny Smith, Cortland, or Rome apples, a tart apple works the best) 
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Butter or line a  9 x 9 square baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl add the apples drizzle them with lemon juice, then add the sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 
  4. Add the apples to the prepared baking dish and make the topping.
  5. Using a clean bowl, add the oats, butter, last teaspoon of cinnamon,  brown sugar, salt, flour, and make a crumb mixture for the topping.
  6. Sprinkle over the apples.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees until browned and bubbling around 55 minutes.
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2021.