Easy Apple Crisp recipe with sweet, tender apples topped with a crunchy crumb topping. Apple crisp is best served warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel!
Apple crisp with all of that crumb topping is more delicious to me than apple pie! I’ve never been the biggest fan of pie crust and have been know to eat my pie while leaving the crust on the plate.
So for me, an apple crisp is the way to go! Make this easy apple crisp recipe for your next party or holiday dinner and there won’t be any leftovers.
Where is the Apple Crisp Recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the crisp, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe, giving suggestions for more apple recipes and showing a video of the recipe. But you can go directly to the recipe by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
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How To Make Apple Crisp
Step One: How do you make crumb topping for apple crisp?
Put the dry ingredients in a bowl, stir to combine and set the bowl aside.
Use quick-cooking oats for a lighter texture and brown sugar for more flavor.
The next step is to cut the butter into the dry ingredients and stir to coat.
To make this easier I like to cut the cold butter into small pieces.
Use a pastry blender or two knives (or even your hands) to cut in the butter into even smaller pieces.
Set the crumb topping aside.
Step Two: Apples
To make this apple crisp, you’ll need 8-10 cups of diced apples depending on how thick you want the crisp to be. That’s a lot of apples to peel and slice. If you have an apple peeler and corer it makes the job easier!
Of course, I couldn’t find mine anywhere so I peeled and diced the apples by hand.
Add the sugars, flour, and spices to the diced apples and stir to coat.
Spread the apples in a 9×13 pan. Or if you want to make individual apple crisps instead, see this recipe.
Step Three: Crumb Coating
Spread the crumb coating evenly over the diced apples.
Step Three: Bake
Bake the apple crisp at 375˚F for 40-50 minutes until the apples are tender and the crumb topping is golden.
Easy Apple Crisp Recipe FAQs
1. What kind of apples do you use for apple crisp? Use a crisp tart apple to offset all of the sweetness of the crisp. Also, use crispy apples that won’t turn mushy while baking such as Granny Smith, Empire and Honeycrisp. I like using Granny Smith because they are often cheaper than some of the other apples.
2. Can apple crisp be made ahead of time? Yes, you can make it and bake it ahead of time. Cool completely. Then cover and store in the fridge.
3. Does apple crisp freeze well? Yes, after cooling the apple crisp cover it well and store in the freezer for up 2-3 months.
4. Can apple crisp be served cold? Of course! But if you really want to enjoy it, warm the apple crisp and top it with vanilla ice cream and caramel.
5. Wondering how to reheat apple crisp? Reheat the pan of apple crisp in a warm oven until heated through. Or warm slices in the microwave for a few seconds until warm.
Looking for more apple recipes? Try one of these:
Bloomin’ Baked Apples taste like apple pie with an ooey, gooey caramel center! This is an easy dessert recipe for fall and it’s made with Honeycrisp apples.
Apple Cinnamon Muffins from House of Yumm are loaded with chunks of apple and topped with a brown sugar, cinnamon streusel. Perfect way to start your day!
These Mini Apple Crisps have sweet, tender apples and are topped with a crunchy crumb topping. Individual apple crisps are perfect for parties and holidays!
Quick and easy Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread recipe from Wishes and Dishes with brown sugar and cinnamon topping that’s as sweet as apple pie!
This Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dessert recipe is perfect for fall with a cheesecake layer topped with apple pie filling, caramel sauce, and whipped cream.
Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
- Mix together quick-cooking oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside.
- Put diced apples in a bowl. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to coat. Spread in a greased 9x13 pan.
- Sprinkle crumb topping over apples. Bake at 375˚F for 40-50 minutes, until apples are tender and the crumb topping is golden.