Apple Crisp Recipe

A classic, easy, APPLE CRISP recipe! 
Recipe video at the bottom of the post!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple crisp, apple crisp recipe, apple recipes, easy apple crisp, fall baking, fall recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 340kcal
Author Sam Merritt


  • 2 lbs apples cored, peeled and sliced no thicker than 1/4"* (905g)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar 50g
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt



  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C) and lightly grease a 9x9 or 11x7 glass baking dish ** with butter. Set a side.
  • Combine sliced apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Give everything a good stir until all ingredients are combined and set aside while you prepare your crisp topping.


  • Prepare your topping by whisking together butter and vanilla extract. Set aside (you don't want the butter to be too hot when you add your sugar, so let it cool while you prepare your dry ingredients)
  • In a separate bowl, stir together flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Pour butter into flour mixture and use a fork to stir until mixture is combined and clumpy (don't over-stir, you want it to be crumbly, not paste-like). Set aside.


  • Give your apple mixture another good stir and pour evenly into your prepared pan.
  • Use your hands to drop your crumble mixture evenly overtop your apple filling.
  • Transfer to 375F (190C) oven and bake for 50 minutes or until topping is lightly golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. If topping is starting to become too dark and apples are still crisp, cover apple crisp with foil while continuing to bake.
  • Serve warm (preferably topped with ice cream!)



*This was about 7 smallish apples for me. I recommend using Granny Smith apples as they are firm and tart. Using a sweeter apple may result in a sweeter crisp that cooks faster, so keep that in mind!
**This recipe will work in a metal pan, but it will likely need to cook for less time so keep an eye on it and start checking sooner.
See post for detailed instructions on storing apple crisp, making it ahead, or freezing it.


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