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Classic Apple Crisp

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Apple crisp is a classic fall dessert. Make this easy recipe and serve it warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. 
Scoop of apple crisp with a large baking dish of the apple crisp.
5 from 4 votes


For the crisp topping:

  • 1/2  cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (78g) 
  • 1/2  cup  40 g old fashioned oats (40g)
  • 1/2  cup 100 g packed light brown sugar (100g)
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/3  cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes (76g) 

For the Apple Filling

  • pounds baking apples, about 6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin (about 1/8-inch)
  • 3 tablespoons  unsalted butter, melted (42g)
  • 2 tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon  water
  • tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/4  cup light brown sugar 50g
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • caramel sauce for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly butter an 8x8-inch glass baking dish and set aside.
  2. Prepare the Topping: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, oats, light brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add cubed butter and, using clean hands, combine butter with dry mixture until it comes together into small crumbles. Transfer to refrigerator to chill while preparing filling.
  3. Make the Filling: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter and flour until slightly thick. Stir in water, lemon juice and vanilla. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and pinch of salt. Stir until ingredients are well combined.
  4. Place sliced apples in a large bowl and pour butter mixture over the apples. Use a rubber spatula to toss and evenly coat the apples in butter mixture. Transfer apples to prepared baking dish.
  5. Remove topping from the refrigerator (separate into crumbles if necessary) and sprinkle evenly over the top of the apple layer.
  6. Bake at 375° F for 35 minutes, or until top is golden brown and the apples juices are bubbling at the edges of the pan. Remove crisp from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce if desired.


  • We recommend using Gala, Honeycrisp, Braeburn or Golden Delicious for this crisp to get the best flavor and texture. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 370, Fat: 16.6g, Saturated Fat: 9.9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4.8g, Cholesterol: 42.9mg, Sodium: 122.9mg, Potassium: 184.5mg, Carbohydrates: 57.3g, Fiber: 4.8g, Sugar: 39.9g, Protein: 2.4g, Vitamin A: 680%, Vitamin C: 13.5%, Calcium: 42%, Iron: 1.1%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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