A plate of apple crisp with a scoop of ice cream on top.

Easy Apple Crisp

This easy apple crisp recipe is the best you will ever taste. Quick to prepare and bursting with flavor between the apple filling and oat crumble topping.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 1 hour 5 minutes
Total 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 to 10 servings
Calories 463 kcal
Author Michelle


For the Filling

  • 3 pounds apples peeled, cored, and sliced ¼-inch thick (about 9 cups)
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons boiled cider  optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the Topping

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and sliced into 8 portions
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch square pan, or other 2½-quart baking dish.
  2. Prepare the Apples: Toss the apples with the apple cider, brown sugar, flour, melted butter, boiled cider (if using), cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt, and spread the mixture in the prepared pan.
  3. Make the Topping: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add the cold butter and work it into the flour mixture using a pastry blender, forks, or your fingers, until mixture resembles large, uneven crumbs. Toss in the chopped nuts (if using). Spread the topping evenly over the apples in the pan.
  4. Bake the Apple Crisp: Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper or foil and place the pan with the apple crisp on top (to catch any potential drips). Bake the crisp until it's bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 55 to 60 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving. Leftovers can be stored, covered, at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Easy Apple Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 328mg9%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.