How to Make Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

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plate of apple crisp with fork

Easy Apple Crisp

I love most all recipes that require apples.  This easy apple crisp is something I have been making for many years.

You should use soft apples, like granny smith or Fuji.  You want an apple that is recommended for baking.  If you use an eating apple, it will not soften and you’ll have crunchy apples.

This is a great recipe to make when you have fresh apples on hand.  We like to make this in the Fall. If my husband had his way, we’d probably make it every week.

If you have apples pre-sliced and frozen, you can use those too, just portion out to what you need.  Makes your prep time less!

spiced cinnamon apples

Do You Have To Use Fresh Apples?

You can use canned apples from the store, or apples you have canned.  We used 2 quarts of sliced apples to make this recipe and it was about the right amount.  You will want to drain the excess water from canned apples and will not need to add lemon juice and may not need to add the sugar if the apples are already sweetened.

oatmeal with cinnamon and brown sugar in bowl

What Makes This An Apple Crisp and Not Apple Crumble?

Oatmeal!  There is more flour in a crumble than there is in an apple crisp.

melted butter into oatmeal topping

Do You Use Unsalted or Salted Butter?

This recipe uses salted butter.  If you prefer less salt, you can use unsalted.  There is no additional salt added to the recipe.

mixing oatmeal topping

What Apples Are Best For Baking?

Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Gala, and Jonagold are best for baking.  They will soften as they bake and make the perfect muffins, crisp and pie.

oatmeal topping on sliced apples

Do You Need to Cook the Apples Before Making Apple Crisp?

It is not necessary to cook the apples before making apple crips.  You will need to use baking apples as noted above which will soften as they bake and make a perfect crisp dessert.

apple crisp in pan before cooking
plate of apple crisp with fork
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Easy Apple Crisp

Delicious and easy apple crisp. Taste the crunch from the topping, the sweet apples for a sweet treat for any holiday, Enjoy year round!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober



  • 4 cups tart cooking apples chopped and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup oatmeal


  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 375℉.
  • In a bowl, add the chopped apples and mix the lemon juice over the apples. Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 3 Tablespoons sugar.
  • Place the chopped apples in a greased shallow pan (8×8 or 9×9 square pan works great).

Crisp Topping

  • In a bowl combine the remaining ingredients and stir until mixed thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle the oatmeal mixture over the apples so it is evenly covering the apples..
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes at 375℉ degrees.
  • If you want soft apples, cook a little longer.


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apple crisp oatmeal

Apple Crisp Tips

  • Using apples that are cut into slices works great, but you can also use apples cut into 1″ pieces
  • Have apple slices on hand to make this whenever you want
  • Use a soft apple, like granny smith, fuji or gala, so they soften while baking
  • Use the same type of apples you would to bake an apple pie
Delicious and easy apple crisp. Taste the crunch from the topping, the sweet apples for a sweet treat for any holiday, Enjoy year round!

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  1. I think I will go out today to get the ingredients needed for this. My family would love to try this. Thank you.

  2. What a fabulous desert! i can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

  3. I’m with you on the crisp the more the better!!!

    Another great recipe to add to our list!!

  4. You’re so clever to double the crispy part…that’s my favorite! Now that you have me craving an Apple Crisp, I’ll have to start my oven!

    1. I used to eat this more often than we make it now. It is one recipe my husband asks for a lot, so it must be good!

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