Apple Crisp

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Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

35 mins

Total Time

50 mins


Thinly sliced cooking apples baked with a cinnamon glaze and oatmeal crumb topping. The BEST Apple Crisp recipe Ever!

Servings 6


For the crumb topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  • dash of salt

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter diced into small chunks

For the Apple filling:

  • 3-4 large cooking apples peeled and sliced thin

  • 3 Tbsp butter melted

  • 2 Tbsp flour

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 3 Tbsp milk

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • dash of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

For the topping:

  1. In a medium size bowl combine the crumb topping ingredients with a fork or pastry blender until it resembles small crumbs. Refrigerate while you prepare the apple filling.

For the Apple Filling:

  1. In a small bowl, combine melted butter and flour until well blended. Add lemon juice, milk and vanilla and stir well. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour butter mixture over apples and toss to coat. Pour apple mixture into an 8x8-inch baking dish and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the apples. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and top is set. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

  2. Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Recipe Notes

Make ahead instructions:

Make the apple filling, adding a tiny bit more lemon juice so the apples don't brown. Store the apple filling in an air-tight container, in the fridge, for up to one day. Make the crumble topping and put it in a separate ziplock bag, in the fridge. When ready to bake, remove from the fridge, and sprinkle the topping on top. Bake as directed.

To Freeze:

Bake and cool the crisp completely, then cover it with a double layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then warm in a 350°F oven for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.