Old Fashioned Easy Apple Crisp


This easy apple crisp is made the old fashioned way like Grandma used to make, and is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce!


A true classic Fall dessert, this easy apple crisp recipe is reminiscent of generations past.  Pop this apple crisp in the oven and wait for the delicious smell to waft through your house!

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Do you have a classic Fall dessert that you just LOVE?  I have several, but one of them is definitely this apple crisp recipe!  Growing up, my Mom had two classic desserts that she made… one was her famous Carrot Cake, and the other was a mouthwatering apple crisp.

Overheat picture of apple crisp in baking dish

This isn’t her exact recipe, but it’s one that I’ve tweaked and been working on for a while, and I’ve finally gotten it just right!  While I do love pumpkin, apple is actually my favorite Fall flavor.  Mostly because of this crisp lol.

Some apple crisp recipes don’t use oats, which is totally fine if that’s your thing, but I LOVE the crispy oat topping, so I made sure to add a good amount of it.

Picture of a spoon scooping some apple crisp out of the baking dish.

WHAT APPLES DO I USE FOR THIS EASY APPLE CRISP?

Simply put, you can use any apples that you like!  My personal favorite for this recipe is the golden delicious variety, but Granny Smith or Fugi are some other great varieties.

Angled shot of a spoonful of apple crisp in baking dish.

TO PEEL, OR NOT TO PEEL?

It’s 100% up to you!  I’ve made this recipe both ways, and I like them both equally.  Generally, when I make this easy apple crisp, I’m making it for my family, and my kids wouldn’t eat it with the skins on, so I peel them more often than not.  I’m sure this goes without saying, but if you choose to leave the skins on, be sure to wash the apples thoroughly 🙂

Apple crisp in a bowl with scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, with a spoon taking a scoop

That right there is my FAVORITE way to enjoy hot apple crisp… with a cold scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, and drizzled with my luscious browned butter salted caramel sauce!  If you’ve never tried it that way… you totally need to!

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I invite you all to join me in making my favorite Fall dessert… this easy apple crisp.  Once you have it in the oven, you’ll LOVE the smell that fills your house!

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Old Fashioned Easy Apple Crisp

This easy apple crisp is made the old fashioned way like Grandma used to make, and is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce!
4.9 from 187 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6 servings
Calories 301

Ingredients
  

  • 6 golden delicious apples, peeled and chopped - (other varieties can be used, can also be sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, - divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
  • pinch of kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.  Butter an 8x8 baking dish, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add chopped apples, granulated sugar, 3/4 tsp of the cinnamon and lemon juice.  Stir to combine, then transfer to prepared baking dish.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add topping ingredients (brown sugar, oats, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, salt, and diced cold butter).  Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the oat mixture, using a slight downward twisting motion, until mixture resembled pea-sized crumbs.  Alternatively, you can use two forks or even your hands to cut butter into the mixture.
  • Spread topping over apples in baking dish, and gently pat to even it out.  Bake 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

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Notes

Note that all ovens bake differently, so yours may take a little less or a little more time to bake.  
 
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389 comments on “Old Fashioned Easy Apple Crisp”

  1. The amount of crumble is perfect for this recipe if you enjoy a good amount of it to go with your apples, which i do! 😀 delicious from the first bite to the last. Thank you sooo much for sharing your delicious recipe! This will now part of my recipe collection and will be used whenever i have a hankering for apple crisp! Thanks again!

  2. I like a lot of topping – should I double the recipe or do you think this is enough? 

  3. I only had two golden devious apples left that were getting a little old.  I divided your recipe by 3 and made this in a small baking dish.  Just enough for two and it was delish!

  4. How many cups of apples do you need? I am using some small apples from a neighbor’s tree.

  5. I’ll be making this tomorrow, but I have an influx of apples from a generous neighbor. Would I be able to freeze this?

    • I haven’t frozen this recipe myself, but I know several other readers have done so successfully. I would assemble the crisp, then cover and freeze. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then bake as directed.

  6. Love this recipe. I’ve made several times.

    Thank you.

  7. Very easy to make. Reminded me of the apple crisp of my childhood. I used Granny Smith apples because I like the juxtaposition of the tart app kn e against the sweet crisp. I happened to have some sliced almonds on hand and put a crushed handful into the crisp topping before baking. The only change that I would make is to cut back slightly on the sugar. It was a bit to sweet for me. Definitely will be making this again.

  8. Very good recipe. I have used it twice. Once with peaches and blueberries and once with apples. So good. When I made the apple one, I didn’t realize I was out of sugar. So I just substitute brown sugar in with the apples. Did I mention it was good? Kind of gave it a caramel taste. So if you didn’t plan ahead like me, go ahead and substitute. In case anyone was wondering, this is a VERY GOOD recipe.

  9. Easy and Delicious. I used a granola mix and thought it turned out well. Even reheated it was good!

  10. This looks yummy! I love apple crumble/crisp 🙂 It’s especially good when you drizzle maple syrup over the filling!

  11. This is so delicious!  I had some leftover fresh sweet cherries and blueberries to use up so I made it a 3-fruit crisp.  It was even more delicious!

  12. May I use peach instead of apple??

    • I’ve not tested using peaches in this recipe, but I think it would work well 🙂

      • I made it with peach, I think if I would do this again (with peach) I would not use cinnamon. I love this recipe! But if you use peach, do not use cinnamon. The cinnamon makes you want apple. Thx! <3 -CHLOE

  13. Made this recipe for my brother and sister-in-law (used granny smith apples instead of golden’s) and they LOVED it. My Mom had a taste and said it was delish. =)

  14. My topping didn’t crisp. It was floury. How come?

  15. Can you freeze apple crisp? And can you freeze apples? If so how do you prepare them for freezing?

    • I haven’t tested freezing this recipe, but I know several other readers have done so successfully. I would assemble the crisp, then cover and freeze. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then bake as directed.

  16. This apple crisp recipe is my favorite! I made it for my family the other day and they loved it. I used apples the first time I made it but the second time I used peaches and it turned out great! I like to prepare the apples ahead of time and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours to soak up the cinnamon, sugar, and lemon. They are way better that way. 

  17. I have tried many apple crisp recipes but this one is hands down the best! We loved it and I am making it again. Thank you. A word says to eat an apple in a day keeps the doctor away.

  18. made mini apple pies and decided to use this recipie for my extra apple filling 🙂 can i make this recipie with less filling and less topping?

  19. Do you need to refrigerate leftovers?

  20. The best Apple Crisp ever. Made it exactly as the recipe. 
    I would like to make it for a larger group, in a 9 x 11 pan.
    Can you tell me the increased measurements for that?
    Thank you

    • So glad you love it! For a pan that size I’d estimate 1.5x the recipe. If you hover over the serving size number, a slider bar will pop up. Just slide the bar in either direction, until the number of servings you want shows (I’d go for 9 servings), and it’ll automatically calculate the correct amount of each ingredient.

  21. Can I use quick oats? That’s all I have in my pantry.

  22. I have tried many apple crisp recipes but this one is hands down the best! We loved it and I am making it again. Thank you.

  23. The ONLY apple crisp for my family of 4!!!! I just baked this tonight and will be having my seconds for breakfast tomorrow morning. Scrumptious!

  24. Simply delicious 

  25. This is a great quick desert. I didn’t have any oatmeal in the cabinet however; Raisin Brand Cereal. That’s the only change I made so far. You can also used chopped nuts if you prefer. Awesome as is or change it up. Yummy either way!

  26. Just made this and it is wonderful!! Thank you for sharing such a simple and delicious recipe. On the picture it says make ahead, but didn’t see any directions as to how? Or how far ahead would you recommend making it? Thanks again!

    • So glad you loved it! I would bake it the night before, cool completely, cover and refrigerate. Once you’re ready to bake, I’d reheat it at 350 F degrees for about 25-30 minutes, until warmed through.

  27. My teen followed the recipe exactly as written and it turned out fantastic. Honestly, it was the best apple crisp I’ve ever eaten. Great recipe!

    • Can I use coconut oil instead of butter?
      Can I use almond or coconut flour instead of regular flour?

      • I’ve not tested the recipe using coconut oil and almond/coconut flour, so I can’t say for certain if it will turn out the same.

      • Don’t know if you still need this: I haven’t tried using coconut oil instead of butter but I used oat flour instead of the regular flour and it turned out very well. Because of that I’m assuming almond flour would be fine. 

  28. Cooking time can vary a bit depending on the type of apple you use. Granny Smiths take longer to soften up so I cut them smaller compared to Galas. Good dependable recipe! 

  29. I figured it out, needed 6 apples

  30. I cut up 4 apples and said no way this is going to work in a 9″ x 9″ with the topping, I’ll try it with 4 apples and add a touch of flour to coat.

  31. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Oh my goodness, delicious. Drizzled with my nieces homemade goat 🐐 milk caramel.

    • Very good recipe! Tasty and the crunch is phenomenal…easily doubled and adaptable with anything you want to add. Highly recommended!
      Thanks!

  32. This looks super yummy! I have been looking for an old-fashioned Apple Crisp recipe forever. Can’t wait to try this one out!

  33. This apple crisp is totally perfect. I am absolutely a apple lover and I love every single piece of it. Can’t wait till the weekend to make it with my boyfriend. This’ll be a big wow wow for sure.

  34. I don’t have an oven!
    How long In microwave?

  35. So, in my other review, I preemptively gave this a five-star rating before I actually made it. That was a mistake. Because it deserves a ten-star rating! I made this to bring to a dinner party tonight, for discerning foodie friends. When it came out of the oven, just looking at it, I wasn’t sure it was going to be good, or even edible. And (drats) I couldn’t taste it, since I was bringing it to a party. Well, boy oh boy, were my concerns unwarranted, because it was it fabulous! The texture, the flavor, the crunchy crust, WOW! I added pecans, which everyone seemed to like. It was a huge hit! And, I bet the leftovers are even better the next day. But alas, we shall never know, as there were none! Thanks for the amazing recipe, will be making this many, many, many times!

  36. I recently tried a recipe for apple crisp for the instant pot. My husband rated it 2 on a scale of 1 to 10. Then I found this recipe and he ratied it a 20 on the same scale of 1 to 10. Btw I made it last night and it is almost gone already!!

  37. So excited to make this! Can I make it tomorrow for a dinner party the next day? Does it reheat well? (Giving it a preemptive five-star rating, because I know it will be great!!!)

  38. I loved this apple crisp!! It’s the best and easiest I found yet! My family loves it and it’s quick and easy. Thank you for sharing!

    • Great dish but after baking, some of the topping was still unbaked. I baked at the recommended temp for 50 minutes. Why is that?

  39. First time making apple crisp. It was  amazing delicious! My husband loved it. Thank you for the recipe . Will definitely make again. 

  40. Can I drizzle caramel sauce over apples before I top it with the crisp mixture.

  41. I have been baking forty years and this recipe has great instructions and is absolutely delicious. Thanks

  42. Best apple crisp recipe ever! Found this recipe a month ago and have already made this recipe 3 times! The family loves it. Thank you !

  43. Definitely the best apple crisp I have ever made. Have already St smade this dessert

  44. This is the best crisp I have ever made. Lovely recipe.  I added walnuts. Thanks!

  45. I am stuck in Costa Rica. Not a great selection of apples here.

    I used 5 manga and 1/4 pineapple instead. That was great. Next time, we only had one manga, so I added 1/4 pineapple, 1/2 cantaloupe nd some dried cranberries ( put those on the bottom). And some chopped cashews on the topping.
    No added sugar. A twisted idea but wow, it is good.

  46. I had some apple pie filling that was past the date recommended for freshness. I figured I needed to use it but I didn’t have pie crust so I decided to use it to mark the apple crisp. I though the pie filling would take the place of the 1st 3 ingredients. I decide to do the topping as it was. I put the filling on the bottom of glass pan. Instead of wheat flour I used the blender to grind up the oats to flour. Use the blender to mix the brown sugar, butter and a portion of the flour. Crumble mixture with remaining flour and oats put it over the apple pie filling. Stirred in to the filling and baked. It was really good but I should have reduced the sugar since the pie filling had sugar already in it……

    really sweet so it did not need the caramel but the ice cream was great.

    If I do this again I will reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup and maybe increase the oats by 1/4 cup. I really like the crisp part of apple crisp.

  47. Bomb dot com! Thanks so much for this recipe! Made it today as a little Mother’s Day desert for myself. I did share some with the offsprings but kept most of it for myself! HaHa

  48. You didn’t say when to add flour and I didn’t use it .. not very good 

  49. Yummy. Like I remember mom made. 

  50. We made this and it came out so delicious. May have over packed the cup of brown sugar but it still tasted amazing! Thank you!

  51. The entire family said it was the best dessert they have had in awhile. I only had McIntosh apples and they break down a little faster so next time I will try golden delicious but it was still tasty.

  52. I just made these and WOW. I halved the recipe and used a 5x9inch pan, and used dark brown sugar and quick oats instead since that was all I had on hand. They turned out so amazing, with the perfect ratio of apple to crumble, and it tasted phenomenal with some vanilla ice cream on top. Very easy recipe that was quite foolproof (I’m not too great at baking). Will definitely make again! 

  53.  I loved this apple crisp!! It’s the best and easiest I found yet! My family loves it and it’s quick and easy. Thank you for sharing! I didn’t even have to use lemon juice and it still came out great! 

  54. I made this and used Truvia Brown Sugar,and used Earth Balance with 2T of butter.Healthier and tasted great! 

  55. My 4 grown children love this. All 5 Grandchildren love it too. Haven’t met anyone (yet) who turns down a piece of this delicious dish. It’s a great make ahead recipe too Love, Love, Love this 😋 

  56. I made this yesterday. It was delicious and all gone within and hour! Will definitely make again.

  57. This was fantastic! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I used oat flour (by grinding up one cup of oats) and made a few minor substitutions because of what I had in my pantry – dark brown sugar and apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice. I also used a tsp of vanilla in the crumble and only five apples with the peel on. It was so delicious and crunchy on top while gooey in the middle. I look forward to making it again! It made enough for two large servings for two people for two days haha so four large (and I mean large) servings. Very rich and satisfying!

  58. I’m in the process of making it now. I used one package of nature valley oats and honey granola bar (only what I had on hand) and did everything else. Well when I was using the fork to fold in cold cubed butter it ended up being more of a paste rather than crumble. It’s in the oven now and smells good but do you no why it would turn out like that (I pushed the butter down with fork into batter) 

    • Megan, you probably just needed to “work” the butter into the topping more. I usually do it with my hands, rather than a fork or pastry cutter. It takes a little while to incorporate the butter into the dry ingredients. How did it turn out with the granola bars??

  59. My family loved this!! They are so sick of eating at home, so the fact that it is almost gone, less than an hour after I pulled it from the oven, speaks volumes! Will definitely make again! Thank you!

    P.S. We were even out of ice cream—and they still loved it!

  60. I was skeptical but this recipe is incredible! Perfect amount of topping and incredible flavor. Apples came out soft and flavorful. Make it with my kids to use up apples and they devoured it. We didn’t have a pastry cutter so I just mashed the butter chunks and spread them out the best I could. It was bubbly and delicious. I considered melting the butter and pouring it over the topping next time before cooking. Not sure if that would work.

  61. Wow superb recipe!!!
    Will make again

  62. I have some oats and honey Nature Valley granola bars. Can I crush those up to put on the top? Think that will come out right?

    • You mean instead of using all oats? Yes that should work, but you’ll still need the brown sugar, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, salt, and diced cold butter if you want a topping that looks similar to this 🙂

  63. I made this for my family and it has become our absolute favorite!! We love this recipe!! It is easy and tasty!!

  64. Love this recipe. I have made it 3 times. The first time was by the recipe, I played with a little the second time but decided it didn’t need improvement and so this time I went back to the original.

  65. Absolutely delicious! Perfect recipe, just the way it is!

  66. I have nothing, but wonderful things to say about this recipe!! I had so many apples and looked up what I could make with them and came across this recipe. It is simple, perfect, and delicious! My boyfriend loves it and comes out of the office saying it smells better than any candle we’ve ever had haha. During the quarantine, I’ve been making this for others to bring some sweetness into their lives! They’ve all enjoyed. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! This ones staying in the books for a long long time.

  67. Delicious recipe. Made it a few weeks ago and am back to make it again. I use honeycrisp since they’re the family favorites.

  68. Oh yeah… 1/2 a stick of butter does not equal half a cup of butter… :-/ My crisp didn’t crisp, but that was obviously just because I used half the amount of butter that I should have. It still tastes good. I just folded the failed topping into the baked apples for a gooey mess that is no less complementary to vanilla ice cream than if I had the ability to follow simple instructions. 🙂 Next time, I won’t be so easily defeated! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  69. This was absolutely delicious! Simple to put together and makes your house smell amazing when it’s in the oven. Added a scoop of pralines and cream ice cream over the top while it’s still warm and it’s a beautiful dessert that everyone will enjoy. 

  70. Oh my goodness, delicious. Drizzled with my nieces homemade goat 🐐 milk caramel. I made two batches of Apple 🍎 Crisp. I’m in trouble, now. 

  71. can i use regular sugar instead of brown sugar?

  72. Can you use anything else if you don’t have lemon juice?

  73. This recipe is awesome!! Needed to use up apples and found your recipe!! Now…..I will need to buy more apples!!! Delicious!!! Thanks for your sharing!!

  74. Can you use quick cook oats instead of old fashioned oats? Trying to use what I have. Thanks!

  75. This apple crisp recipe is the greatest, it’s so good. Have to make it again today. Thank You.

  76. So easy and delicious. Will definitely make again

  77. Delicious!  I love when there is a lot of topping and the ratio with this recipe is fantastic. I made it in a 9×9. Used 5 gala and 1 Granny Smith apple. Perfect sweetness and texture. 👍

  78. Delicious! I had a smaller dish so I used 2/3 cup sugar/flour/oats and 1/3 cup margarine for the topping turned out great!!

  79. This is hands down the best apple crisp I have ever had. My family loves it and it will be passed down for generations to come!

  80. Can I prepare all of this, stick it in the fridge and then pop it in the over after dinner?  Will it be okay unbaked in the fridge for a couple of hours?

  81. Thank you for this. I hate to cook. I CAN cook. I just don’t like to. This recipe was straight forward and easy to make. We are quarantining and whatnot so I had to make it. It’s perfect.

  82. Amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe. The only thing I’d change is to add more spices in the apples, next time. 

  83. AND Thank you thank you thank you for the link to the carrot cake. I wanted carrot cake for Easter dinner…. and was going to try to find one. Now I can make it myself. 

  84. Using up things in the kitchen during quarantine …. we had apples that weren’t being eaten…. luckily I had al the ingredients. This was perfect!  Thank you!

    • Easy and delicious!!!. I was looking for a recipie with apples. I bought many for the quarantine. My family loved the dessert! Thank you.

  85. This is my go-to apple crisp recipe! It is truly SO good. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and OMG.

  86. Made this on a whim because I had a big bag of apples that needed to be eaten soon, and MAN was it incredible! I used Granny Smith which I feared wouldn’t be good but it didn’t matter, still a fantastic end product! 

  87. I was looking for something yummy that had a short ingredient list while under quarantine. This recipe was perfect and was so incredibly delicious. Thank you for providing a little bit of sunshine during these difficult days. We loved it!

  88. Can this be frozen after it is cooked. 

  89. I am a horrible baker but this is once of my favorite desserts. Other recipes often end up more of an apple mush but this recipe was so easy to follow and turned out perfectly!! Soooo good!!

    • Andrea, the mush is because you’d used the wrong kind of apples. Google “baking apples” and see what names you recognize from seeing them in the grocery store. Normally I would just tell you which ones work but some apple varieties are only available regionally, so google is your best bet.

  90. I am going to use chopped rhubarb mixed in with the apples as I love rhubarb..I have done this for years and it is my family’s favorite..

  91. 4/2/2020 – We used “Pink Lady” apples, available at Walmart!! THIS WAS THE VERY BEST APPLE CRISP I’VE EVER EATEN!! NO JOKE !!  Followed the Recipe as written, except used “Pink Lady” apples. We have made it three times & it turns out the same every time!!  FAMILY LOVES IT!!! jwt

  92. Tasted amazing. Husband loved it.

  93. Made this tonight with some honeycrisp apples and it was easy and delicious. Thank you for this recipe.

  94. Will quick oats work instead of old fashioned oats?

  95. Hi there! When you double it – do you just use a 9×13 and then what would the cooking time need to be extended to? Thanks so much, can’t wait to try it!!!

  96. can i use nutmeg in place of cinnamon?

  97. YUMMY Recipe!!! I made the OLD FASHIONED EASY APPLE CRISP last night and it was a hit! I’m happy I doubled the recipe because my family can’t keep their hands off it. I used Honey Crisp apples and followed the recipe and it was perfect. I only wish I had some ice cream on hand. 🙂

  98. Made this tonight for the first time. Only one word I can use to describe this dish. AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. 

  99. Delicious… we made with left over honey crisp apples.. the topping is ridiculously good – glad we made a little extra! mmmm

    • Awesome, easy recipe! I’ve made it twice this month with apples that didn’t get eaten. First with Granny Smith, second time I used pink lady’s. I didn’t add salt and it still turned out great. Thanks for this recipe! 

  100. Y’all………. this was DELICIOUS! Honestly one of the best apple desserts I’ve ever had, and I made it myself! Not only is the final dish super tasty, but the recipe was simple and easy to “make your own”. I follow a vegan diet, so I just subbed my vegan butter for the dairy butter and I also subbed granny smith apples – because those were what I had at home (plus I thought the tartness would compliment the sweetness of the sugar well). I also only had 3 apples, so I just used half of everything and it worked out perfect!

    Easily a 5/5 dish and I can’t wait to check out other recipes! : )

  101. Made tonight with gala apples and it turned out amazing!

  102. Wonderful recipe! Cutting up the butter into cubes made a world of difference to me as cutting in a whole stick was painful for my hands. This made it much more manageable. Also, the first part of the mixture that coats the apple squares, made them much more flavorful. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  103. Made this tonight because we had leftover granny smith apples…OMG so good..can’t wait to get some soy ice cream to go on top! Thank you for the recipe!

  104. This apple crisp was amazing!!! my friends went crazy over it! I used honeycrisp apples and added caramel on the top!! Delicious!!! five stars!!!

  105. I followed the recipe and when it was done the sun came out

  106. It’s Really nice amazing.

  107. Love this recipe, my family loves it too. I make it year round.

  108. It’s good, but I doctored mine abit with a cup of raisins and a cup and a half of chopped walnuts and 5 large caramel candies chopped up and added to the apples… its gone!

  109. This recipe is delicious! I quickly made for an after dinner dessert. Only had half the number of apples called for. Also, didn’t have flour or brown sugar. Used a little extra oatmeal in place of the flour and white sugar in place of the brown sugar. Turned out perfect!!

  110. Last sunday i try thiscrisp recipe at my hostel. Its amazing !!

  111. I just made this for my family and they love it. I used Granny Smith apples. Flavors and textures are perfect. We have a new Christmas Eve tradition. Thanks for the post.

  112. Yummy. I had only about half the apples on hand, and it still tasted wonderful. I think i am falling love about ur post great job amazing!! Thanks

  113. phenomenal recipe! helped me use up a bag of badly bruised honeycrisps and it turned out perfect!

  114. Best recipe. Turned out perfectly. Making it for the second time tonight but used less sugar. But oh so good.

  115. Yummy. I had only about half the apples on hand, and it still tasted wonderful.

  116. Absolutely delicious! I have made this twice in the past two weeks. Everyone in the family loves it and I have to hide a serving for my husband to have the next day with breakfast before it all disappears. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!

  117. Best tasting apple 🍎 crisp. It was quick to make too! Thanks . Children like it so much. Keep posting like this.

  118. Its amazing too good !!

  119. Apple crisp is my husband’s favorite! I should surprise him and make this! he like so much thanks for posting this recipe.

  120. Last weekend i try apple crisp recipe at my home.Its amazing too good !!

  121. Reminds me of apple crisp from when I was a kid. Wished I had brown sugar, I will next time. It was still delicious.
    My only complaint is that the topping is too sweet. I only added 3/4 of a cup of sugar in the topping and I still found it on the sweet side.
    Overall, a great recipe. Simple and quick to whip up. And yes, a dollop of vanilla ice cream tunes this dessert right up.
    I recommend this recipe to everyone.

  122. Love this recipe.
    I’ve made several times.

    Thank you. 

  123. Love this recipe.
    I keep making it over and over.
    Thank you. 

  124. I’ve been meaning to review this recipe for months as I have made it several times now for my family and others (it is my go-to dessert!) and it is ALWAYS a huge hit! I’ve used several different types of apples and it works well with them all! Thank you for this!

  125. If I made it….has to be ez. It’s also the best I have ever eaten. I love running my oven in the winter…..brings back memories of my childhood.

  126. I forgot the flour, will this turn out??

  127. Best tasting apple 🍎 crisp. It was quick to make too! Thx 

  128. Oops sorry my bad cannot read obviously went back found the flour

  129. Five stars! My husband who never eats desserts can’t say enough about how delicious this apple crisp is! I’ve cooked for years and this is the best crisp I’ve ever made. Took a while to make……but well worth it

  130. Just love this recipe at our house – we have an apple tree and don’t want any to go to waste so I’m always on the hunt for yummy apple treats. My mom ADORES apple crisp, so I make this for her whenever she has a hankering. Which is almost always. 😉 We just love this recipe, thanks for the share! A foolproof crisp every time.

  131. Thank you so much for the recipe. This was a hit at our house! Will definitely be making it again! And again!

  132. Just made this for my family and they love it. I used Granny Smith apples. Flavors and textures are perfect. We have a new Christmas Eve tradition. 

  133. Can this be made ahead and refrigerated and then cooked?

  134. perfect yummy apple crisp

  135. Perfect apple crisp

  136. Turned this into a pie for Thanksgiving, and It was a COMPLETE HIT. So delicious……..I wouldn’t change anything. 
    Thanks so much for the recipe!

  137. Made for Thanksgiving. It was a big hit. – no leftovers. The topping was crispy and delish. The apple mix was the perfect consistency – it did sit four a couple of hours before it was served.

  138. XLNT!! Could not find my Mothes old recipe for Peach Cobbler…so found yours for Apple Crisp…and improvised!
    Today is Thanksgiving, 2019…and M of to my daughters home with the “Peach Crisp” that she requested…better and easier…than the older recipes I had ben looking for!
    Many Thanks!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  139. My Boyfriend confirmed: The Crisp Is Spectacular. And he’s a apple crisp connoisseur. 
    I used a mix of golden russet, Cortland, and empire. 

  140. I just made it hopefully still good for Thanksgiving some of it becuz we’re going to try some tonite hope will be good!!!! Th for recipe!

  141. Loved this recipe! So delicious. 
    My only complaint is that there was a lot of liquid at the bottom of the pan. I followed the recipe to a T, even used the 8” pan. Is that normal, just from the apples, or is there a way to avoid it?

    • So glad you loved the flavor! Apples will vary in terms of how much liquid they give off, even within the same type of apple. It can be frustrating for sure. Usually the liquid will thicken up as it sits and cools a little bit, but if it really bothers you, you could try coating the apples in a bit of flour.

  142. If I were to make this the night before Thanksgiving, what are re-heating instructions? I would like to serve it warm, but will be working during the day, and won’t be able to bake it that day. I can heat it up once I get to my destination, but am wondering how you would recommend re-heating.

    Thanks!

    • Hi Casey 🙂 I would bake it the night before, cool completely, cover and refrigerate. Once you’re at your Thanksgiving destination, I’d reheat it at 350 F degrees for about 25-30 minutes, until warmed through.

  143. Can this be converted into a pie? Like added into a frozen pie crust?

  144. I am ainpressed with  all the amazingly favorable reviews

  145. WOW!!! Just moved and didn’t want to dig for my Grandmother’s recipe. Saw yours and thought it was similar. I truly thought no one could beat my Grandmother’s apple Crisp, but you did, hands down!! I read all the reviews before I tried it. Gonna remember you next time I’m looking for a recipe. I’ll check your blog first.
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Stella

  146. Very good recipe!  I added some pecan pieces and a little minced crystalized ginger to the topping.

  147. I have been making apple crisp for many, many years and this is the BEST I have ever had I mean WOW and I am not exaggerating!

  148. This looks amazing! I feel as if I can smell it through my phone. I’m going to make this tonight for the husband and kids dessert! I’ll have to come back and share the results. Sending love from Ohio! 

  149. This was the best apple crisp I’ve ever made and I’m generally not a huge lover of them.  I think what makes it better is the equal parts flour in the topping.  I really packed it on.  Unbelievable flavor.  

  150. Delish!!!!

  151. I made this last month after I went Apple picking. It was very good but a bit too sweet for us. I just made it again and cut down the brown sugar to 1/2 a cup but left everything else the same. It is great 🙂 

  152. This became a family favorite apple crisp the first time we tasted it. We used 1/2 gala and 1/2 granny smith apples. If you love the crunchy oatmeal topping, this will soon be your favorite, too. I doubled the recipe in a 9″x13″ pan, and it still disappeared in a day.

  153. My favourite apple Crisp recipe! 

  154. I made this for my son’s birthday luncheon instead of serving birthday cake. Everyone agreed that this was the most delicious desert! The brown butter salted caramel sauce made the desert over-the-top delicious! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  155. The best Apple crisp I have ever made…Thanks for sharing..This one is for sure a keeper! Look no further this one is by far the best and easiest! Best tasting!

  156. Delicious. I tweaked a tad, as is my usual habit. Cubed the apples apples into 1″ chunks and tossed with Turbinado sugar (aka Demerara/ Raw), 1 teaspoon Ceylon Cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated Nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon fresh crushed Cardamom seed, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Made topping as written but with with only 3/4 cup homemade Brown Sugar (mix 1 cup Turbinado Sugar with 1 Tablespoon Molasses- blend well, store in frig, won’t harden!), 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 cup finely chopped raw walnuts- added walnuts last by blending in with fingers. Did not need caramel sauce, but sure it would be a nice addition. I’ll save the caramel sauce for my Apple Nut Cake or Mexican “Fried” Ice Cream!

  157. Love it thanks from  Marie

  158. Can I double it in a 9×13? If so how does that change cook time?

    • Yes, you certainly can 🙂 The baking time should be similar, so I would check it around the 50 minute mark and see if it’s golden and bubbly. It may need a few minutes more, depending on your oven.

  159. Super easy to make especially since I used  the attachment on my KitchenAid mixer to peel the apples.  Delicious, especially with the home-made caramel sauce. Hubby raved about this dish!  Thanks for sharing!

  160. Absolutely wonderful! This will be my “go to” recipe for Apple crisp now!

  161. This is by far my favorite apple crisp recipe! Easy and delicious! The grand kids can help make it AND eat it!
    Thank you

  162. This was delicious and simple to make! My favorite apple crisp recipe now.

  163. This was fabulous – I highly recommend. It’s a lovely, simple recipe and I’m not sure why it is so spectacular, but it IS – I guess it has just the right amounts of sweet and spice. I doubled the whole recipe for a 9 x 13 pan and cooked (here at an altitude of 7,200 ft) for about 65 minutes, until good and bubbling.

  164. Just made this tonight. Love it! Used a little less sugar, granny smith peeled apples, walnuts and Earth Balance instead of butter. This will be my go too, quick, simple comfort food.
    Thank you.

  165. This was definitely a hit with all my friends. I love apple crisp and some of my friends had surprisingly never had one before and this recipe did not disappoint. Although I did double the crisp topping because in my opinion, the crisp part is the best part. I don’t see the crisp lasting very long in the fridge.

  166. I iam 68 yes old and have been making apple crisp for 50+ years. Used your recipe yesterday. ABSOLUTELY by far The far the best.l

  167. Perfect. No changes made. My husband is raving about it. Also I really like the size for smaller family. I used one of the Apple slicer core removal you can buy at the supermarket. Cuts even wedges leaving the core. Then just cut each wedge in half. Perfect size. Firm but done. 

  168. I had some friends coming over for an afternoon visit. I wanted to serve something with coffee. This apple crisp was quick to make and I had all the ingredients on hand. The house smelled so great when my guests came in the door. I used fresh picked Organic Honey Crisp and Cortland apples. I topped the warm crisp with cinnamon ice cream. It was extremely delicious and my guests left not a crumb. Thank you.

  169. I never really liked apple pie, but I’m all about the crisp topping and that sweet, cinnamon-tangy flavor of a great crisp. This recipe nailed it. I didn’t have oats, so I used Quaker Oats Granola cereal. It took some work to massage the butter in all the way, but the little extra crunch was glorious. Four of us stood around it with forks and finished it in one go.

  170. I’m allergic to dairy and eggs, so I made this with vegan butter and it was AMAZING. Its a wonderful recipe. If you’re  considering making it- DO IT.

  171. I made this last weekend and everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. I was too lazy to do the thing with the cold butter so I melted the butter and mixed it with the topping ingredients. It made a nice crust on top. Really good.

  172. Just wondering does it get refrigerated.? 

  173. I made this tonight with rave reviews from everyone, including me. I used Honey Crisp apples. this is the best ever.

  174. This will be my second time making this.  It’s baking in my oven right now.  This is a perfect, simple, classic apple crisp recipe.  I used a mix different apples that I picked from a nearby orchard and followed the recipe. Thank you.🍎

  175. Made this yesterday. It was delicious. Followed the recipe made no adjustments and it came out perfectly. Also topped with with the ice cream and caramel sauce. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing.

  176. Hands down the best apple crisp I’ve ever made!!!! Thank you!!!!

  177. Well… not one of my best treats…. Yes I did line up all the ingredients, and mixed mostly according to the direction…. except…. butter is not on the list…. and I over looked it in my mix…from instruction number 3…. and no amount is listed even if I had set it aside with the other listed items…

  178. I made this and we loved it! Can you freeze this?

  179. My daughter and son in law went apple picking and asked that I make an apple pie, I’ve never really liked apple pie but apple crisp is definitely one I like,I found your recipe and it’s by far one of the best.Very easy to make and it came out perfect, I would definitely recommend this recipe to anyone who says they don’t think they can do it. Loved it

  180. How many cups do u think for this recipe

  181. Thank you for a quick and simple recipe. I made it tonight and it turned out great! I didn’t have regular old fashioned oats so I used quick oats and it was fine. The topping was extremely crunchy and tasted wonderful! Over all great recipe!

  182. This is the absolute best, amazing recipe! I did not have enough light brown sugar so I did half light and half dark and was still awesome.

  183. never mind ive got it now

  184. what temp do you bake it on? 350?

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  186. I followed the recipe exactly as written. Used my CLEAN hands to work in the butter (so much easier than a pastry blender). This recipe turned out awesome. Happy to say my search for a good apple crisp recipe is over.

  187. This was such a great recipe! Wonderfully not too sweet. The perfect topping as well. I make a lot of crisps but this recipe is now my favourite.

  188. This Recipe is the best I have ever used. It is just like Grandma use to make. I doubled this recipe and used 48 medium sized apples off my own tree and made two 9×13 inch cake pans. I baked both pans together for 50 minutes. I will use this recipe many times again in the future. Thank you so much for bringing back memories that I had forgotten and for sharing this recipe.

  189. Loved this apple crisp!!! Easy to make and mine did turn out crispy!  You really do need a pastry cutter, I don’t own ome but it would of made the process much faster and easier instead I used a potato masher which did the trick but it was a little time consuming!  Without saying more this dish is really really good😋😋😋

  190. Could I make one a day ahead and refrigerate it? I don’t have the time to make it tom but I need to have it for a function in the afternoon. I was hoping to make it and pop it in the fridge and bake it and hour before I leave. What do you think? 

  191. I made this for my husband on Saturday night…  and it was NOT crisp…  he complained about the “powdery topping”.  I used the 1/2 cup of butter and “massages” the butter into the flour topping…  upon further reflection, 1/2 cup was NOT enough…  I proceeded to add another 1/2 cup and put it into the oven for another 15 mins…  I THINK that did the trick…  

    • I’m sorry you didn’t have a good experience with this recipe, I know how frustrating that can be! Cutting the butter into the flour will take a little bit of time, and you’ll need to work it until it’s not very floury. It sounds like it possibly wasn’t worked in enough, which would result in a powdery topping texture.

  192. I made it for the first time left it in for 50 minotes apples were still hard any suggestions

    • That’s disappointing! I know how frustrating that can be. As I mentioned in the recipe, all ovens bake differently, and yours may just need longer than 50 minutes. Also, you could try slicing the apples into smaller pieces.

  193. I’ve been looking for years for a recipe that tasted like my moms apple crisp. This is it!!! OMG…DELISH 😋

  194. This was delicious! The whole family loved it! I did, however, make a few mistakes. I accidentally added of all of the cinnamon to the apples, and I didn’t measure the amount of lemon juice I put in, but I think I will make those mistakes again because it was awesome!

  195. This is a very good apple crisp, close to “what grandma used to make “.  I did alter the recipe to accommodate my not by choice gluten free husband by substituting almond flour for the wheat flour and it worked just fine.  If I hadn’t said anything, no one would have known.

  196. can you convert the amount of apples for this recipe into cups, roughly? I will be using small apples from a tree, different sizes, but on the smallish side.

  197. Omg I am so glad I tried this recipe it was absolutely delicious I did add 1/2 cup granola (crunchy honey and oats)…. I definitely recommend trying this 😁

  198. Love apple crisp always did the best thing to eat in the fall of the year.

  199. Apple Crisp is such a comforting and easy dessert! Your version looks perfect! I love the addition of oats 🙂

  200. Does it matter the kind of oats….I made it with fresh peaches but as a kid on school days couldn’t wait for hot lunch Fridays with Apple Crisp on menu…

  201. This recipe was so simple. It was my first time making one and my family loved it. Thanks for sharing!!

  202. I make a lot of apple crisps – I mean a LOT. And this is hands down my family’s new favorite recipe! Thank you so much! 

  203. I liked this recipe very much, but also added dried cranberries and chopped pecans to it and everyone loved it.

  204. A nice and simple recipe. Will add this to my rotation. 

  205. Simple, easy, and delicious. I like recipes with all the ingredients basic staples in my cupboard. This recipe is a keeper!😋

  206. EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you for this outstanding version of this classic. I used a maple brown sugar quick oat and it was PHENOMENAL.

  207. This is insanely good! Definitely gunna print this one out and use it a lot! 

  208. Just put this in the oven, I love apple crisp !! I can hardly wait to sink my fork into it..

  209. Divine for the tastebuds!

  210. Can I use salted butter and leave out the added salt?

  211. If I made this with blackberries do I need to add any cornstarch to the berries?

  212. I made this and it turned out perfectly! Peeling and chopping the apples was pretty time-consuming but it was definitely worth it.

  213. Wonderful recipe! Eady, delicious…perfect with vanilla ice cream!

  214. I tried this out and it tasted amazing. My daughter loved it. Thanks..

  215. I made this tonight but I substituted 1 can of apple lie filing and omitted the additional mix for the apples. It was delicious. Most would have liked it better with 2 cans of filing but I only had one and I prefer more of the crisp anyway. Will definitely make this again.

  216. Delicious recipe. I will make it again my family loved it!

  217. This recipe is fantastic! I just wanted a classic apple crisp and that is exactly what I got. I doubled the recipe and sliced the apples instead of dicing. I made in a 9″x13″ hoping for some leftovers for myself…I didn’t get any leftovers. This was such a hit! I’ll be making this again SOON!

  218. Wow! Yummy! Easy too. Thanks.

  219. This was my first time making apple crisp and I was nervous because my mom makes AMAZING apple crisp from scratch and this turned out waaaaay better! I used Fuji apples and I could literally eat this every day of my life it’s sooo good.

  220. I used the crisp/crumble but used rhubarb instead of apples . Also made double recipe and froze crisp in a baggy then used what I needed.

  221. Hi, 
    Very late, but I found this recipe and it looks amazing!! Am planning to make for Mother’s Day this year, but I am wondering if you can refrigerate leftovers after baking? If so, how long would it last?
    Thanks ! Xx

  222. This is the best apple crisp I’ve ever had and I MADE IIT! I made a smaller two apple version but the ratios were absolutely perfect. I will be making this weekly, thanks again!

  223. Made a double batch for work and it was a hit!!! So much so, it was gone by the time I went to try it. LOL Very easy to make! Thank you for sharing!

  224. I’ve never had, much less made an apple crisp before, but this was sooo good i’m not even going to try another recipe!  Even the leftovers were incredible!  I find myself craving this and looking for reasons to make it!  Company coming tomorrow!  I’ll just have to double the recipe!

  225. Simply delicious!

  226. I’m super slow to get this posted, but better late than never I guess. I made this Christmas Eve for an impromptu visit received from in-laws. I had been looking for the perfect Apple Crisp recipe that was similar to the one my mother made when I was growing up (I think she used my paternal grandmother’s recipe). The ingredients and process seemed like it closely matched what I could remember when I was a child watching with big eyes in the kitchen. Let me tell you, this is exactly the apple crisp I remember growing up. The ideal mixture of tart and sweet, perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, super easy to make, and out of this world! I did add about a tablespoon and a half more butter to the topping mixture (I love butter – besides making it easier to fully combine the dry ingredients, the fat content adds a lot of flavor and bit more crispiness to the final texture I think). Either way, phenomenal!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!

  227. Omg delicious I put some strawberry licqure in it

  228. Excellent, that’s all I can say!!

  229. So easy to make! 

  230. Best apple crisp recipe I’ve ever made! I had no lemon juice & it was still more than fantastic!

  231. Loved this recipe..turned out very tasty. My only minor issue was that I felt the recipe called for too much I’d rhe ingredients. I made two pans..and only used 7 apples total, not 12. Also I used about 3/4 of the topping for each pan until I just couldn’t fit anymore in the pan. Did anyone else have this problem? 

  232. This looks great. Anyone ever try it with a gluten free flour?  If so, what kind did you use?

    • Just made it with Pillsbury all purpose gluten free flour — it turned out perfectly! One of the better tasting gf baked dessert recipes.

  233. I just made it!!! I’m so excited to give it to my family for Christmas! I’m nervous because  used quick oats, but it looks fine so far.. it’s still baking!! 

  234. This looks like a really good recipe. Just wondering, do you think this would work in a pie crust? 

  235. Could I use oats n’ honey granola (instead of just oats)? And, I would LOVE little hint of peanut butter (maybe just add a tad to topping crumble?)…How would you adjust?

    • I’ve never used granola or peanut butter, but I think using the granola would work, and maybe add a tbsp of peanut butter to the topping? You could also melt some peanut butter and drizzle it over the top after it’s baked 🙂

  236. This was delicious and exactly the apple crisp I was craving. Thank you!

  237. This is great. Keeping the recipe. 

  238. I keep coming back to this recipe so I decided to take the time to leave a reply. I made it pre-Thanksgiving to test it out and it was awesome. For Thanksgiving I doubled the recipe for 20 adults. It was gone by the evening. I am making it right now for after dinner tonight. I have used MacIntosh and Fuji apples, both delicious and tonight I am using Galas, because they were the freshest I could find. I am quite sure it would be delicious with any kind of apple. 😀

  239. Love this!! Do you think baking times would need to be adjusted if I made this in a cast iron pan? 

  240. I cant wait to try it just made it

  241. This was ridiculously good! My whole family loved it. I used all Granny Smith bc that is
    what I had on hand. This will be my new go to recipe. My husband won’t come home with the
    “red box” mix for me to make anymore. 😉 Thank you!

  242. These looks soo good! I just bought a bag of apples and cant wait to try this recipe! yum! Regards Juliana

  243. Hi! What does the lemon juice do? Just curious as I’m done have a lemon..
    Thanks!

  244. OMG!! This is the best apple crisp I’ve EVER MADE!! Even my hubby likes it… and let me say..he is PICKY!!! Thanks for sharing this hands down best recipe.. I had to go buy more apples to make some more. The batch I made at Thanksgiving Day.. was gone the next day

  245. Made this for a family dinner today and everyone loved it! Not a tiny piece was left. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  246. My son made this this morning and it’s delicious.hes 11 and did it all by himself.so it’s a great recipe for the kids to make.fun ingredients and totally impressed with the results.

  247. I’ve made this twice now, once for my bible study and once just for my husband and me. My husband said it was the best thing he’s ever eaten, and I agree. It is AMAZING, and so easy to make (I found your blog by searching for “easy apple crisp”). I’m about to make it right now for Thanksgiving. 🙂 Thank you! 

  248. This is very good. I used my hands to blend the topping – quicker and easier!

  249. If I make this tonight, can I bake it tomorrow or will the ingredients get soggy and the apples bad? Is this something tha needs to be made day of? Or if I bake tonight can I keep in fridge and then reheat in oven for serving purposes on Thanksgiving, and does bake time change?
    Kelly

    • I’ve never made it ahead of time, but I think it would be okay. Maybe add a little more lemon juice so the apples don’t brown. Make the filling and keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator; then make the topping and keep it in a sealable baggie in the refrigerator. Assemble it tomorrow and bake as directed 🙂

  250. What size apples?

  251. Hi Amanda – I moved to Denver a few years ago & living at high altitude can make baking a challenge.  I would like to take this delicious dessert to a Friendsgiving on Thursday, but am a little trepidacious as I have’t had any practice runs😀 Do you think any adjustments are needed for 5280 altitude? Thanks so much

    • Hi Kirstin, sadly I have no experience with high altitude baking… but I did find an apple crisp recipe from a high-altitude blog, and it mentioned that no changes were needed to make the recipe at any altitude, even sea level. So I’m thinking no changes are necessary? Here’s the link I found btw, in case you wanted to peruse the site for yourself https://highaltitudebakes.com/fruit-desserts/2013/09/28/brown-butter-bourbon-apple-crisp/

    • I know this was posted a year ago, but just in case somebody else sees it and wonders the same thing: I just made this at 7,200 feet (Santa Fe) and the only change I would recommend is cooking for a longer period of time to make sure those apples get bubbly and melty. I cooked it at 350 for 65 minutes and it was perfect.

  252. I’m short on time. I have 2 kids under 2. Can I use apple pie filling instead and then proceed with the topping? If so, how long would you bake it and anything else to know if I do it this way. I’m an amateur. 🤦🏻‍♀️

    • Honestly, I’ve never made it that way before, so I can’t say for certain if any baking times will need to be adjusted. I wouldn’t think it’d need to bake as long, since the apples are already softened in the pie filling, so maybe 30-40 minutes, just so the topping gets browned and cooked? I also can’t guarantee that it’ll taste the same, as it’s not how the recipe was designed to be made.

  253. Love it

  254. This looks aaahhhmazing! Planning on making for the family Thanksgiving. I have the one-minute oats. Will that work instead of the old fashioned oats for the topping?

  255. Why are some folk complaining? I find the comments and blog really helpful, that way you know if it’s the right recipe for you amongst all the other hundreds of possibles and how a tweak here and there might affect the outcome. I guess you just can’t please everyone and some just aren’t happy unless they’re finding fault. I’d just like to say thanks for taking the time and trouble to write all this out for the benefit of others. You are wonderfully kind.

  256. I am making recipe with peaches and I put a pancake mix on the bottom with a nail in it we’ll see how it tastes when it’s done thank you

  257. Made this for girls night and it was amazing and so well received!! Going to make it again to bring to Thanksgiving at my boyfriends dads house, fingers crossed for a repeat performance! QUESTION: can you add some pears to this recipe? Curious if it would work, wanted to make it a little extra fancy for the holiday. 

    • So glad everyone loved it! I think pears would be great in this… although you might want to test it to make sure the pears work just as well with the apples before you take it to the big event 🙂

  258. Great, easy recipe. Thank you!

  259. The crisp is the same as the one I learned when I was a child. Came out the same way. Thank for the right measurements that’s all I forgot. Almost everyone that had the crisp love it. So I gave them your site and they fell in love with the old food.

  260. Too much preamble.

  261. I made this today and it was delicious.  I love to cook,  but don’t bake often and was very pleased with how this turned out.  Used a variety of apples I had from apple picking in NYS.  Added a granny smith from the market.  Made as written except I used a larger casserole with more apples and increased the crumble recipe a bit too.  I added vanilla extract.  It cooked a little longer and I was worried the topping wasn’t cooking and added a little melted butter on top.  Amazing!!!

  262. This was very easy and quick to put together! I wanted to make a 9×13 because i had alot of apples that were “on their way out”. I kept everything the same on the recipe, just increased the apples I used. It was AMAZING! Not too much sugar and just the right amount of crunch. I always have a hard time blending butter into a crust, so I just cut the butter really small and mashed it into the topping mixture. It came out perfect!

  263. This was one of the easiest and best things I have ever made. It tastes amazing. I used pink lady apples I bought at the farmers market.

  264. I use a couple boxes of jiffy yellow cake mix instead of flour…holy moly is it good!

  265. Thank you sharing your recipe. I make this into a deep dish pie with a bottom pie crust.

  266. I made this apple crisp tonight! My family loved it! I substituted “apple flour” for regular flour. It added a bit more sweetness to the crumble topping. Thanks for the great recipe! 

  267. Quick and fabulous… family loved it. I also used quick oatmeal worked fine.

  268. Great recipe I also added touch of nutmeg the house smells divine

  269. Super yummy Apple Crisp recipe. Thank you!!

  270. what is wrong with you? If I search for a recipe I want a recipe, not commentary and pictures

  271. We replaced the white sugar with maple syrup….. yum!

  272. This is amazing! Very similar to my Mom’s recipe. It turned out so good and I had to have a tiny taste before tonight. I did have a struggle with the cold butter and the pastry blender (but I won).

  273. This is a great apple crisp recipe.  Tried a couple other web recipes, but this one was far above the rest.  Very balanced and tasty.  I did use quick cooking oats and it worked fine.  I also expanded the recipe by about half again for a larger pan and cooking time was about 5-10 minutes more.  DELISH!!!

  274. Don’t you be messin’ with my grammy’s apple crisp by changing the recipe which you never had. Because if you did, you would not put only……..OOPS. looks like I misread the recipe, ok that makes sense. ok I put in 3/4 a cup of brown sugar and then decided to add more apples and make extra topping. at the beginning I add the lemon juice to the apples like you did. but I threw in a little secret sauce to mine; cup of half apple juice, half rum.

  275. I make the apple crisp all the ime… the I make a lot of and freeze it for later use… it’s always amazing

  276. The best recipe! This was our 7th try and third recipe….fall apple picking prompted the baking frenzy. The key to this successful recipe is the cold butter cut into the topping. I am not a baker, so my daughter and I kept trying until we got it right. (Friends and family got our trial runs.)
    Now, I can confidently make an apple crisp worth serving….so excited! Thank you.