Apple crisp is a delicious dessert with warm cooked apples and a crispy topping. Perfect on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!Jump to Recipe
Before I met my husband’s parents, I had never had anything like apple crisp before. My mother-in-law makes it for dessert every few months using apples. I had to get her recipe because it’s so good and Justin enjoys the dessert.
It reminds me of apple pie, but without the crust, and crunchy. It’s a little hard to explain, but trust me, it’s delicious! She sometimes doubles the recipe for the crisp part because the crisp is so good.
Apple Crisp is delicious on its own, and even better when it’s nice and warm and served with a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream! Of course, I love ice cream and will put it on almost any dessert.
Apples are one of my favorite fruits, so I always make this with apples. But you could also make it with other fruits as well. It can change the flavor for your tastes or for the season. We’ve made it with both apples and peaches before. They had very different flavors, but
Since it makes an entire casserole dish full, this is also a perfect recipe for bringing to a potluck if you are assigned a dessert.
The apples (or similar fruit) need to be peeled and sliced. I have made it with the peels on before because
Step by Step
Preheat your oven to 375F and peel the apples then slice them thinly.
Place the fruit in an 8×8 baking dish or casserole dish and stir in the sugar.
In a medium bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon and stir.
Use a pastry blender or two butter knives to cut the butter into the oats mixture. This is the hardest part, but it helps if you let the butter soften just a little before using it. You don’t want the butter melted, though. I tried that one time and it didn’t work as well. The mixture won’t be smooth but should be coarse crumbles.
Sprinkle the crumb topping over the fruit. It’s ok if it doesn’t completely cover the fruit. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until the fruit is tender and the topping is golden brown.
Let stand for a few minutes and serve warm, preferably with some vanilla ice cream on top.
Originally Published On: May 18, 2016
Last Updated On: October 12, 2019
- 5 cups fruit (peeled and sliced)
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Place fruit in an 8×8 baking dish and stir in sugar
- For topping, in a medium bowl combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon
- Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs
- Sprinkle topping over fruit
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden
- Serve warm (with ice cream)
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
67 thoughts on “Apple Crisp”
This looks delicious and although I’m not a fan of apple pie, I do love crispy apple cobbler-like desserts (like this apple crisp)!! Thanks for the recipe, I’ll have to give it a try.
Thanks! I love anything with apples 🙂
Apple Crisp is one of my favorite fall desserts. You have me dreaming about apple picking in the not so distant future.
I’ve never done apple picking, that sounds like so much fun!
apples are an amazing ingredient versatile and so easy to find so this apple crisp is perfect idea to enjoy yearlong.
Yeah, we don’t confine ourselves just to the Fall season for this! We make it all year long!!
Fruit crisps are the best and such an easy dessert to whip up!
Yes, they are so yummy and pretty easy to make. And they have fruit, so they are healthy, right?!?
YUM! I love apple crisp. The cinnamon and apples are perfection. Thank you so much for sharing this. I will have to make it.
It’s one of my favorite desserts! I hope you like it as much as we do.
I love crisps for dessert and it’s great that they’re easy to make gluten free.
We don’t have a gluten allergy here, but I can see how this would be easy to modify! I’ll have to try that sometime for my grandma, she has celiacs.
That looks absolutely delicious. I love a good crumble and with a bit of ice cream it sounds perfect.
The ice cream is what makes it so amazing!
My husband and son would love this Apple Crisp recipe because they love apple pie. Vanilla ice cream will go perfectly with this yummy dessert!
It’s so good! And I love putting some ice cream on it.
Oh my, I need to make this recipe asap! This recipe looks super yummy!!
We are having it for dessert today after lunch! Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll love it!
This reminds me of apple crumble, it is really nice with blackberries added too. I personally love rhubarb crumble with custard? It is my favourite. Love this recipe
Oh, I love blackberries. I never thought of trying this with those. I’m going to have to do that, thanks for the suggestion!!
This looks soo good!
It is! We had it for dessert again today!
Anything apple is a win for me! Love this!
Me too! We had this for dessert today and I’m eating an apple now!
My kids would really enjoy this! I am going to definitely incorporate this into one of our Sunday meals as a family!
We just had it for dessert today with a Sunday family meal!
I think that’s awesome! It looks a lot like apple crumble but slightly different. I love this dessert as well, especially with some caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. The kids love it too!
Yes! I usually eat it with vanilla ice cream on it. I never thought of caramel until my father-in-law put some on today.
Apple crisp looks good! I need to make some.
It’s one of my favorites!
Yum! Perfect recipe for the fall!
Once our stores can restock after the hurricane I’ll be making more of this!
I love a good apple crisp! It has been years since I made one, great idea!
It’s such a perfect fall-time dessert!
I love fruit crisps! They are such an easy dessert to make and taste so good.
I agree, so easy yet so delicious! And you can change the fruit to what’s in season.
Looks delicious! My mother loves any dessert that contains apple, she will be the one to make it first. I am curious about the the taste of the oats into this , as we don’t use it so often.
The oats help with the texture, but I don’t feel like you can taste them individually in this since it’s mixed with so many other flavors and textures.
My mother does something similar, but with much more oats in the recipe. I love it when she makes it. Looks delicious btw! 🙂
My mother-in-law sometimes puts more oats, too. It just depends on if you want more apple or more crisp!
Mmm, I love a fruit crisp! This is such a yummy recipe to make during the fall season!
I make it at all times of the year, but it’s especially great for those delicious fall apples that are in season right now.
I really love apple crisps! We have dozens of apple trees in our neighborhood with tons of fresh apples hanging right now. We are getting our fill before the first snowfall 🙂
Oh my gosh, I’ve never gone apple picking, we don’t have many apple trees in the south. We also don’t get snow here, so I’m jealous all-around!
Oh yessss those peeler/corer gadgets are just incredible! (But I don’t have one either.) Your post is a good reminder that I should make some apple crisp soon – and since I don’t have a particular favorite recipe, might as well try yours! 🙂
That thing saves so much time! I’ve done the recipe without before, but I usually recruit my husband to help peel and slice the apples.
ooh I LIKE that idea! With one of those gadgets, one could probably even recruit the kiddos!
This looks so delicious! I am going to try to make this over the weekend. My kiddos love apple crisp.
I hope y’all enjoy! It’s such a yummy snack, it doesn’t last very long at my house.
I’ve never had this kind of dessert! It looks and sounds delicious!
Oh, you should definitely give it a try then! It’s one of our favorites here. We make it all year long!
It looks so yummy !! I’ve never try this dessert before . Thank you for sahring us !
Apple crisp is a favorite at my house. I hope you give it a try and find a new dessert to love!!
Delicious and simple…my kind of meal!
I agree, it’s a perfect dessert and so easy to make!
I love apple crisps they are so so yummy! I have never tried to make one! Perhaps this is the year I try!
I hope you do give it a try! We love this one and it’s easy to make.
Apple Crisp is such a comforting and easy dessert! Your version looks perfect! I like the addition of oats.
The oats give the crisp a really good texture and make it feel a bit healthier, too!
I think I had apple crisp before but I cannot recall when. But, I would like to try to make it myself as I love the idea of apple crisp with vanilla ice cream! Do you have any homemade ice cream recipes?
The only homemade ice cream I’ve made is Butterbeer Ice Cream. I would love to get an ice cream maker for Christmas and then I’ll try all kinds of ice cream recipes!
It’s like you knew I bought a ton of apples yesterday! I’ve dedicated this weekend to fall baking. Adding this one to the list!
Oh I hope you guys enjoy the apple crisp!
Ooo wow I love the look of your apple machine for sure. This would be an ideal Sunday lunch dessert xx
Oh my gosh, that apple corer makes the apple recipes so quick and easy!
Fantastic dessert. I love apple crisp!
We love it here, too! It’s such a great fall recipe.