Apple Crisp

An easy and flavorful apple crisp recipe. A classic apple dish that is just as tasty as apple pie without all of the hard work.

Apple Crisp Recipe by

I’ve been craving apple pie since I ran out of apples sometime last year. No I’m not even remotely kidding. I love apple pie. I crave it. I need it. And when the good apples aren’t around it’s pure torture. I know this isn’t pie, but honestly it’s just as good if not better depending on how you look at things.

You see… from what I’ve learned, a lot of people fear making pie. Just like a lot of people fear making cheesecake. Neither are to be feared at all, seriously. I may not be able to hold your hand through the process but I can offer tips. However, you need zero hand holding or encouragement for this dish. Like I said… just as good as pie or better but it’s not pie! It’s easier by probably 1000x. That helped settle my craving for pie much faster.

Apple Crisp Recipe by

Trust me when I say you absolutely need to go gather your ingredients right now and make this for dessert… or breakfast, lunch, dinner… whatever. By my book, this is a perfectly acceptable meal because it’s healthier than a lot of other options out there. It’s loaded with apples, has oats and brown sugar. Brown sugar is totally healthy, right? Just nod and agree with me. Eat it warm or cold, served with ice cream or not. Your choice! Though I vote warm and no ice cream. Or ice cream on the side. I don’t like melting ice cream ruining a delicious apple dish!

All of the apple pie love without the fear and hard work.

Make it. Now.

Apple Crisp Recipe by

Apple Crisp

A classic apple dish that is just as tasty as apple pie without all of the hard work. A perfect year round treat!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple


Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/3 C all purpose flour
  • 1/3 C light brown sugar
  • 1/3 C old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 C cold butter cut into small pieces

Filling Ingredients:

  • 7-8 C apples
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare topping in a medium bowl. Combine dry ingredients. Add chopped butter. Using a pastry blender or forks, blend together until small chunks have formed. Continue working until most of the butter has broken down. Set aside.
  • Peel and slice apples into large pieces. Add apple slices to a large bowl.
  • Add brown sugar and cinnamon to large bowl with apples. Toss to coat well. Add apples to baking dish. Sprinkle with topping mixture.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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25 Responses to “Apple Crisp”

  1. #
    in katrinas kitchen — October 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Al of these yummy apple dishes! You are on a roll! I would consider this a perfectly acceptable breakfast ;)

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    Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — October 20, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Brown sugar is totally healthy. And I’m an apple pie addict too. Love apple crisp, love the pics. :)

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    Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family — October 20, 2011 at 9:53 am

    YUM! I love all things apple and pumpkin this time of year.
    Thank you for such delicious photos.

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    Baker Street — October 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

    This looks absolutely divine! I’m hosting an apple blog hop this month. Come and share your recipe with us :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — October 20, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I love apple crisp, it is one of my favorite fall desserts! Unfortunately the family doesn’t agree, so I almost never get it. Yours looks perfect!

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      Rachel — October 20, 2011 at 10:37 am

      There is absolutely no shame in making it for yourself to enjoy! :)

  6. #
    Lauren@LittleYellowKitchen — October 20, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Mmmm! Apple crisps make awesome breakfasts…aaand I want it right now. Looks great!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — October 20, 2011 at 11:41 am

    oh man, i think i need to make this sometime this weekend!!

  8. #
    Maria — October 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I want some!

  9. #
    marla — October 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I love apple crisp every which way!

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    Steph@stephsbitebybite — October 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Can’t beat a good ole apple crisp! This is one of my favs!

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — October 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I do the same thing! Especially because when I make an apple pie, I cut it into four big pieces and eat one quarter of it at a time…

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    janet@fromcupcakestocaviar — October 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I have always kind of liked crisps and cobblers better than pies personally. You can get more :-P and there is the crunchy factor which is always good. Did I mention that you can get more part?

  13. #
    Simply Life — October 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    oh this looks fabulous!

  14. #
    Ann — October 21, 2011 at 12:05 am

    This looks absolutely delicious and your pictures are a feast for the eyes!

  15. #
    zelda — October 21, 2011 at 5:08 am


    I love your recipes. Only one question. With degrees you mean fahrenheit?

    I love to try this one!

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      Rachel — October 21, 2011 at 8:23 am

      Yes – all of my recipes are in fahrenheit :) Hope you like it!

  16. #
    Caren — October 21, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Making this today :-) It looks so good! And with me breaking my pie dish this the perfect option for using my apples. Thanks again Rachel for another amazing recipe.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — October 21, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I could definitely be happy eating this for breakfast:-)

  18. #
    Reem | Simply Reem — October 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    WOW, this looks like a really yummy crisp…
    I love crisp as breakfast, they just warm me up for the day…
    Yours look absolutely perfect.

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    Tracey — October 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I love apple crisp! Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts too, but apple crisp is so much less work. I have a ton of apples to use up, definitely making this soon!

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — October 27, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Apple crisp is one of my favorites and yours looks amazing. My favorite part is the topping, yum! :) I wish I had this for breakfast right now.

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      Rachel — October 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

      I could live off of it – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. I agree, the topping makes it special.

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    Laura — November 3, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    This looks delicious. I have not done much this year, but I usually cook and bake both with apples–they are so flexible and can go in so many things. I love crisps.

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    Caren — November 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I made this apple crisp last week and let me say, it was as delicious as you said Rachel. And I may have eaten it for dinner once lol. I am making this one again, for sure.

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