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Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
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5 from 6 votes

Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

This old fashioned Easy Apple Crisp Recipe is packed with delicious apples and amazing spices. The aroma of a baking apple crisp on a cool autumn day is heavenly.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 298kcal



  • 8 whole Honey Crisp Apples
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup lightly toasted old fashioned whole oats
  • ½ cup toasted chopped pecans (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Lightly butter a 10" cast iron skillet or a 9" x 13" baking dish
  • Peel and core apples and then cut into ¼" cubes. Set aside.
  • Lightly toast oats and pecans in a dry pan and set aside to cool


  • Make the filling:
    In a large bowl add the filling ingredients: Brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla. Blend well.
  • Add cubed apples to the filling mix and blend gently until mixture is coated.
  • Spread apples and filling evenly into the prepared cast iron or baking dish, set aside.


  • Make the topping:
    Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Cut in ½ cup cold unsalted butter (retain ¼ cup for later) using a fork or pastry cutter.
    Blend until the mixture becomes super crumbly.
  • Fold toasted oats and pecans into the topping mixture and mix lightly. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until topping is bubbling around the edges.
    Remove from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425°F.
  • Using a cheese grater, shred the remaining ¼ cup cold unsalted butter evenly over the topping. Return to oven.
  • Bake for an additional 10 minutes at 425°F. Remove from the oven.
    Let cool for about 15-20 minutes and serve warm.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg