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Apple Crisp is a sweet dessert mixing fresh apples, a delicious crunchy topping and all the warm, cozy  spices of fall. Your family will love this recipe!

Apples are a favorite in my house.

Apple picking for Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp Recipe

In the fall we try to go apple picking at least once and stock up (and as you can see my son likes to sneak a few in for himself). I love the smell of fall air as you pick apples, drink apple cider and enjoy fall.  This year after we went apple picking my son was eating between one and two apples a day. I can’t complain—he definitely got his share of Vitamin C.

bowl of Apple Crisp

This year I made all kinds of things with the apples we picked including Slow Cooker Applesauce, Zucchini Applesauce Bread, and this Apple Crisp. Apples are such a versatile fruit that can be used in so many ways but I have to say there is no better way than in a dessert, like apple crisp.  I usually make this once or twice a year and we have it as a treat with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple Crisp fresh from the oven

The smell that will fill your house while the Apple Crisp is baking is heavenly.  Who needs a fall scented candle, right?

Apple Crisp with ice cream


Apple Crisp

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert


A sweet fall dessert–apple crisp is a great treat served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.



  • 7 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, and vanilla. Toss to combine.
  3. Layer sliced apples in a 9 x 12-inch baking pan.
  4. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and oats in a bowl and set aside.
  5. Cut in the butter and then sprinkle sugar mixture over apples.
  6. Bake 45 minutes or until topping looks crunchy and apples are tender.
  7. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes

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Thursday 10th of April 2014

This looks so wonderful. Now I'm wanting to read ALL of the crisp recipes!! Gooey, fruity, crisp oats and lots of cinnamon... ah, heavenly! I want! x


Thursday 10th of April 2014

Thanks Laura!

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Friday 8th of November 2013

Apple crisp is seriously one of my favorite things! Preferred fruit to crisp topping ratio: 1:1. Maaaaybe even 1:2. ;-)


Saturday 9th of November 2013

Me too! I love it!


Friday 8th of November 2013

Yeah!! We were thinking alike these past few weeks. Apple crisp is the best fall dessert and the smell is amazing!!


Friday 8th of November 2013

Great minds think alike! :) I love apple crisp--one of my favorite fall desserts for sure.