Love apple pie but hate the fuss? Try this easy apple crisp recipe, perfect for a crowd and a great addition to your Thanksgiving and Fall party menus. 

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I had really hoped to get an extra hour of sleep with this whole Fall back business. I honestly feared the kids being wide awake at the usual time. Shockingly they weren’t! They slept in, I’m guessing because it was dark and just assumed it was too early? Who knows but I’m not complaining about that. On the other hand… I am complaining about the little fact that I just so happened to be wide awake at the normal time which means I was actually awake an hour earlier than I really needed to be… and on the weekend. Oy vey. I swear whichever bright person invented daylight saving time did not have children because I’m positive it’s easier to sleep in when you don’t have kids, but that is coming from someone who does … so I could be totally wrong.

How did the change go for you? Did you get an extra hour of sleep or did your internal clock mess with you just as mine did? Things could definitely be worse, it could take place on a Monday. Imagine the drama that would cause!

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We especially don’t need drama on Thanksgiving. So if you love apple pie but need a massive quantity or just really hate dealing with crust, then you should make this large batch apple crisp. It’s perfect for feeding a crowd, has all of the flavors you expect from your favorite apple pie and it doesn’t have the hassle of a pie, because there is NO crust!

I’m a huge apple pie lover but when I want pie quick, this is my go to option. Plus, with apple crisp there is no crust to get soggy, no slices to make small or large. Scoop and serve! Speaking of serving… serve this baby up hot, cold or room temperature and with your optional additions like ice cream or whipped cream! I promise it’ll be a new favorite for your family, just as it is with mine!

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Apple Crisp For A Crowd

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 10 plus
Love apple pie but hate the fuss? Try this easy apple crisp recipe, perfect for a crowd and a great addition to your Thanksgiving and Fall party menus.



  • 10 large apples, roughly 14 cups, give or take
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon


  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, *see notes
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 C old fashioned oats


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Peal and slice apples 1/8-inch thick. Toss half of the sliced apples in a large bowl with 6 Tbsp brown sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Toss to coat well, transfer to a 3-quart baking dish. Repeat with remaining apples, cinnamon and sugar.
  • In a medium bowl, combine topping ingredients with a pastry blender or two forks until only small chunks remain.
  • Sprinkle oatmeal topping mixture over apples, using up all of the mixture.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.


Recipe serves roughly 10-12.
*Butter should be cool but not used straight from the fridge. Allow it to sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes prior to working on the topping.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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Deep dish apple pie
Apple cranberry crumb pie
Apple slab pie
Mini apple pie cheesecakes with brown sugar whipped cream
Apple snickerdoodle cobbler
Jamaican spiced pumpkin pie
Mini pumpkin cheesecakes with gingersnap crust
Pecan pie cookies

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When you think of Thanksgiving, what do you think of first? Turkey, right? Me too. Butterball is king (or queen) of the day. The wonderful people at Butterball want to help make your Thanksgiving a little easier. I’ve partnered with Butterball again this year to offer five Baked by Rachel readers a gift check, which will hopefully help make your dinner, or someone else’s a little easier and tastier.

***This is the season to be thankful and grateful for what we have. With that, I’d like to ask something of you. I’d really like these gift checks to go to people who need them most. If that’s you, then definitely keep it and use it to help lighten the load on your Thanksgiving. But if you have plenty, please offer it to someone in need. Make someone else’s day brighter by helping to put a special turkey dinner on their  table this Thanksgiving.


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