Apple Crisp Recipe – Sugar Spun Run

This basic apple crisp recipe will be prepped in simply 10 minutes and prepared inside an hour! My recipe makes use of melted butter for an extremely buttery taste with out ever touching a pastry cutter. Recipe features a how-to video!

Bowl of apple crisp topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and cinnamon.

My Favourite Apple Crisp

Image it now…heat, sugared and spiced juicy apples baked to tender perfection beneath a beneficiant blanket of buttery crisp…are you prepared for fall but? Make a batch of this apple crisp, and also you’ll be there very quickly!

My recipe is:

  • Really easy to make (simply 10 minutes to prep!) WITHOUT the necessity for a pastry cutter.
  • An important option to expend apples should you are typically a bit overzealous along with your apple choosing like I’m (apple butter and apple fritters are different choices too!).
  • Excellent for making upfront or freezing; examine the FAQ part beneath for particulars.
  • Completely sinful with scoop of vanilla ice cream–in my home, that is non-negotiable!
  • Traditional and comforting. It’s simply so quintessentially *fall* 🍂

Apple crisp is one in every of my favourite fall recipes, and with fall formally arriving this month, I believed it was about time I re-share this recipe with you!

What You Want

You can also make this recipe with a couple of pantry staples (butter, sugar, flour, and many others.). Actually, isn’t that a part of what makes consolation meals so good?

  • Apples. Much like my apple pie recipe, I like to recommend utilizing granny smith apples for this recipe. A agency, tart apple works properly right here, however you can even use a semisweet apple, like gala or honeycrisp (these are additionally nice for making apple dumplings, so you probably have any leftovers, attempt that recipe!). I usually want about 7 small apples to get 2 cups.
  • Oats. We’ll be utilizing quaint rolled oats at the moment, similar to when making my oatmeal raisin cookies. Actually, I even assume the crisp a part of this recipe even tastes like a crumbled oatmeal cookie!
  • Brown sugar. I add gentle brown sugar to each the apples and the crisp parts of this recipe. Darkish brown sugar may work too, however the taste shall be richer.
  • Cinnamon. Apples and cinnamon go collectively like peanut butter and jelly–we merely can’t make apple crisp with out it! I add cinnamon to the apples and the crisp for further taste.
  • Melted butter. If you happen to’ve made my streusel recipe, you know the way a lot of a sport changer melted butter will be when making a crumb topping! At this time’s crisp isn’t any totally different. Not solely is that this methodology a lot simpler than utilizing chilly butter and a pastry cutter, however it additionally yields a extra buttery taste!

SAM’S TIP: This recipe was designed for a tart or candy/tart apple, so should you use sweeter apples, understand that this can lead to a sweeter crisp.

Keep in mind, that is simply an outline of the components I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the submit!

Make Apple Crisp

  1. Toss the sliced apples with brown sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Set this apart whilst you put together your crisp. This can begin to break down the apples a bit and make them juicy, very like macerating strawberries.
  2. Whisk collectively the melted butter and vanilla extract, then set this apart.
  3. Stir the flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon collectively in a big bowl, then drizzle the melted butter combination overtop. Toss this combination along with a fork till it’s clumpy, however don’t go too far that you simply flip it right into a paste.
  4. Stir the apples yet another time earlier than transferring them right into a buttered 9×9 or 11×7 baking dish.
  5. Scatter the crisp evenly overtop, then bake at 375F for 50 minutes or till the apples are tender and the topping is a light-weight golden brown. You possibly can cowl the crisp with foil if it begins to get too darkish whereas baking.
  6. Serve heat with vanilla ice cream, and luxuriate in!

SAM’S TIP: Crisp will not be the identical factor as cobbler! Crisps typically have a crumblier, crispier topping that’s made primarily of butter, sugar, and oats (although some sources argue that crumbles have oats whereas crisps by no means do, I disagree). Cobblers have a biscuit-like topping that appears like cobbled highway. If you happen to’d prefer to make apple cobbler as an alternative, you might at all times make the apple base from this recipe and the cobbler topping from my blueberry cobbler. I’d advocate baking as instructed in that recipe for finest outcomes.

Spoon scooping a baked apple and oat crisp dessert out of a baking pan.

Continuously Requested Questions

How do I make apple crisp upfront?

Put together the apples and place in your pan as instructed, then cowl and refrigerate. Make the crumble topping and retailer that in a separate hermetic container within the fridge.

If you end up able to bake, uncover your apples, scatter the ready topping on prime (it is perhaps a bit of agency, simply break it up with a fork), and bake in line with recipe directions.

Can apple crisp be frozen?

Sure! To freeze earlier than baking, put together the crisp as instructed, then cowl and freeze for as much as 3 months. When able to bake, switch to the fridge and thaw for a number of hours or in a single day, then uncover and bake at 350F.

To freeze an apple crisp that’s already been baked, first enable it to chill to room temperature, then cowl tightly with plastic wrap and foil and freeze for as much as 3 months. Thaw within the fridge, uncover, and bake at 350F till warmed by means of, about 20 minutes.

How ought to apple crisp be saved?

Cool it fully after which cowl with plastic wrap or foil. You possibly can retailer it at room temperature for twenty-four hours or within the fridge for 4-5 days.

Word that the topping does have a tendency to melt because it sits, so I like to recommend reheating within the oven to revive the crispiness.

I promise I’m not attempting to hurry summer season away, however with the warmth lastly letting up a bit, I can’t assist however really feel a bit of bit enthusiastic about fall baking!

Take pleasure in!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! If you happen to do this recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram, and you can even discover me on YouTube and Fb

Apple Crisp Recipe

This basic apple crisp recipe will be prepped in simply 10 minutes and prepared inside an hour! My recipe makes use of melted butter for an extremely buttery taste with out ever touching a pastry cutter. Recipe features a how-to video!


Course: Dessert

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 50 minutes

Complete Time: 1 hour

Servings: 8 servings

Energy: 340kcal

Stop your display from going darkish


  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C) and calmly grease a 9×9 or 11×7 glass baking dish² with butter. Set a facet.

  • Mix sliced apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a big bowl. Give every part a very good stir till all components are mixed and put aside whilst you put together your crisp topping.

    2 lbs (905 g) apples, ¼ cup (50 g) gentle brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon floor cinnamon, ½ teaspoon salt


  • Put together your topping by whisking collectively butter and vanilla extract. Put aside (you don’t need the butter to be too scorching once you add your sugar, so let it cool whilst you put together your dry components)

    9 Tablespoons unsalted butter, ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • In a separate bowl, stir collectively flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

    ¾ cup (95 g) all objective flour, 1 cup (100 g) quaint oats, ½ cup (100 g) gentle brown sugar, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, ¾ teaspoon floor cinnamon

  • Pour butter into flour combination and use a fork to stir till combination is mixed and clumpy (don’t over-stir, you need it to be crumbly, not paste-like). Put aside.


  • Give your apple combination one other good stir and pour evenly into your ready pan.

  • Use your palms to drop your crumble combination evenly overtop your apple filling.

  • Switch to 375F (190C) oven and bake for 50 minutes or till topping is calmly golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. If topping is beginning to grow to be too darkish and apples are nonetheless crisp, cowl apple crisp with foil whereas persevering with to bake.

  • Serve heat (ideally topped with ice cream!)



This was about 7 smallish apples for me. I like to recommend utilizing Granny Smith apples as they’re agency and tart. Utilizing a sweeter apple might lead to a sweeter crisp that cooks sooner, so preserve that in thoughts!

²Baking pan

This recipe will work in a steel pan, however it’s going to seemingly must cook dinner for much less time so regulate it and begin checking sooner.

Video notice

I by chance say to make use of ¼ cup of oats within the video. The quantity listed within the recipe (1 cup) is the correct quantity.
See FAQ part of submit for detailed directions on storing apple crisp, making it forward, or freezing it.


Serving: 1serving | Energy: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fats: 14g | Saturated Fats: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 4g | Trans Fats: 8g | Ldl cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.4mg

Dietary data relies on third-party calculations and must be thought-about an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will range based mostly upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking methodology, portion sizes, and extra.

Recipe initially revealed 10/08/2018.

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