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The Best Apple Crisp

This Apple Crisp is a classic made perfect. This dessert is so easy, so easy in fact that it’s about to become your next go to. With all the deliciousness of apple pie but on your table in half the time, let’s welcome fall with open arms and satisfied bellies.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 286kcal


Apple Filling

  • 6 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Crisp Mixture

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 cup butter cold, cubed


  • Prep: Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare a 8x8-inch square pan with baking spray or coat it with butter.
  • Combine the apple mixture: Place sliced apples in a bowl. Add brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt. Stir gently and make sure every piece of apple is covered in the sugar mixture. Set aside.
  • Prepare the topping: Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together. Add in the cubed butter and use your hands to combine. You want the butter to be pea-sized and coated entirely. You should have about 6 cups of mixture. 
  • Assemble: Spread half mixture over the bottom of your prepared pan and press flat. Pour the apple mixture over top and press down with rubber spatula. Pour remaining crisp mixture over top of the apples.
  • Bake: Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.


  1. You want to make sure you pop this dish in the fridge once it’s cooled properly to enjoy for later, sadly the apples and the topping don’t last well at room temperature. Seal completely or store in an airtight container for up to 3 – 5 days.
  2. To freeze your apple crisp be sure your dessert has cooled completely before popping in the freezer in an airtight container and it will keep for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw overnight in the fridge before warming back up to serving temperature in the oven at 350 F degrees for 20 – 25 minutes.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg