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Favorite Apple Crisp

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, apple crisp, apple dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
cool (optional) 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Author A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 4 lbs apples, Granny Smith or Honeycrisp, peeled, cored and sliced about 5-7 medium size apples
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar (or light)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • dash of salt


  • 1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar dark or light
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted I remove this from fridge about 30 mins before making so it is slightly softened


  1. Place rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan or two-9 inch pie plates.
  3. Place apples into a large bowl. Sprinkle the apples with one tablespoon of vanilla. Top with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and dash of salt. Pour apple mixture into prepared pan(s).

  4. In same bowl, Place all dry topping ingredients. Using fingers or a pastry cutter, cut butter into dry ingredients. Spread/sprinkle topping on top of apple mixture. A food processor may also be used.

  5. Bake for about 45 minutes or until apples are bubbly and topping is golden brown.

  6. Remove and let sit for 15 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

  • Regular brown sugar may be used, but dark will produce a more caramelized filling.
  • Apple Crisp is best served immediately after baking. If you need to make this ahead, you may put the dish together and bake the dessert for about 30 minutes. Remove, but do not cover or topping will get soggy. Let sit on counter to cool. Before serving, preheat oven to 425 and finish baking dessert on top third of oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until heated through and bubbly.