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Best Ever Apple Crisp with Crunchy Oat Topping

Updated: Sep 26, 2023



Every fall, it has become a tradition of mine to bake an apple crisp after going on my first apple picking adventure of the season. Now, I know people say "best ever," and it's not always accurate, BUT, I swear, I've been making apple crisp for years, and I truly have yet to top this amazing apple crisp recipe.


I found this recipe years ago on a blog called Scrumpdillyicious, and I have never had a better apple crisp. It has everything I'm looking for in an apple crisp recipe - it's very simple to make, no overly-complicated ingredients, and it has a super crunchy oat topping that I could eat all on it's own, because c'mon, that's the BEST part of any crisp.


You can whip this baby up quickly and serve it on a beautiful fall afternoon while watching some football, or while watching a spooky movie to get into the Halloween spirit. This is also a great recipe to make around the holidays because it's so easy and will be enjoyed by everyone. Guaranteed.

This particular recipe only serves about 4-6 people, so I usually double or triple it. Serve it with a dollop (or two...or ten...) of vanilla ice cream, and BAM, you got all the cozy, fall feels in one wonderful dessert!


This recipe makes about 4-6 servings.


Here's What You Need:


For the apple mixture:

  • 4-6 large-sized apples (Gala, Honeycrisp, or Granny Smith work well, but any crisp apple will work)

  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon + more if desired to sprinkle on top

For the crisp oat topping:

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 cup rolled oats

  • 2/3 cup melted salted butter

Here's What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F

  2. Core (if desired, with an apple corer - this part is not necessary but helpful!), peel, and slice the apples into eighths or sixteenths

  3. Place apples in a bowl with the ground cinnamon and gently toss to coat, making sure all apple slices have cinnamon on them

  4. Pour apples into an 8 or 9-inch square glass baking dish

  5. For the topping: mix the flour, brown sugar, and oats together in a large bowl, and mix well

  6. Pour the melted butter evenly over the mixture and mix well until a crumble-like texture forms - you can use your hands or a fork or spoon for this

  7. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples and bake at 375°F for about 30 minutes

  8. Serve warm or at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!


This apple crisp will stay fresh tightly covered in the fridge for about 3-5 days. You can reheat it if desired to enjoy it warm.








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