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A small bowl of apple crisp with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top.
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5 from 3 votes

Classic Apple Crisp Recipe

This recipe for apple crisp is a classic, and with its simplicity it's perfect for any home baker. The ingredients are simple - you probably have them in your kitchen right now! This dish will take less than 45 minutes to prepare, bake, and serve. With the help of this blog post you'll be able to make an amazing dessert that all your friends and family will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple crisp, apple dessert
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 420cal
Cost: $3


  • 8"x 8" deep-walled baking dish
  • apple corer
  • apple peeler
  • oven adjusted to the center rack position
  • cutting board & knife
  • Measuring cups & spoons 


  • 6 large apples  peeled, cored, chopped into cubes
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats or quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup  unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon divided
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Ice cream optional


  • Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Grease an 8" x 8" square dish with nonstick spray.
  • Wash, peel, core, and cube apples into small chunks. Toss apples with ½ tsp. of cinnamon. Line apples at the bottom of the casserole dish.
  • In a medium bowl, add sugar, flour, oats, spices, and softened butter. With clean hands work with crisp into small beads. Butter should be incorporated fully into the topping.
  • Bake apple crisp for 40-45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Serve crisp warm with some whipped topping or ice cream.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide.
Best apples for crisp
Not all apples are created equal. It's important to know which types of apples will make your apple crisp extra delicious! Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Rome Beauty, Northern Spy, Winesap and Jonathan are all good choices. We used Macintosh apples, Honeycrisp, and Jona Gold because they were on sale at the market. I have to say they were okay, but I prefer the listed varieties above because they have a nice tartness and hold up well when baked.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 420cal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 594IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg