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Recipe – Easy Homemade Apple Crisp!

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Every cook needs this classic homemade apple crisp recipe in their arsenal. Now maybe I just think that because it’s an uber favorite of mine. It reminds me of childhood. It reminds me of cold nights with warm desserts. It reminds me of fall. It reminds me of family. It reminds me of many good things. So, yeah, I might be partial to this dessert. BUT…what’s not to love? Apples? Check! Cinnamon? Check! Oatmeal? Check! All that adds up to a winner!


How to peel apples quickly

Homemade apple crisp is simple to make with pantry staples. The key is to peel and dice your apples into small bite-sized pieces. I recommend an apple slicer and corer to quickly peel and slice your apples. Seriously, this tool is a game changer for apple peeling – just check out this video. 

How to make apple crisp

Once your apples are diced, combine them with sugar, flour and water and dump into your pan. Then, mix your topping ingredients in a seperate container and spread evenly over your apple mixture. Finally, just bake! That’s it! Serve warm or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious homemade dessert. 

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Apple Crisp

Classic homemade apple crisp with a delicious oatmeal topping
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Crisp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Author Jayme



  • 6-7 cups peeled apples (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup melted butter


  • Mix the topping ingredients together.
  • Dump the crisp ingredients together into a 9x13 pan. Mix.
  • Cover with the topping.
  • Bake for 45 minutes in a pre-heated 350°F oven.
  • Serve warm (but not too hot) and preferably with vanilla ice cream on top.

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her on Instagram.

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{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Ashlee Cressey October 29, 2015, 2:36 pm

    I am so excited to try this! I have been looking for a simple crisp recipe! I have all the ingredients too! Bonus! Thanks Jayme by way of Nicole!!!

    • Jayme October 29, 2015, 7:51 pm

      You’re welcome! I do love it — it’s super simple, but still a classic recipe that just screams “FALL!” to me!

  • Mary, Living a Sunshine Life October 30, 2015, 11:26 pm

    I do something similar to this with baked apples, but this is definitely the quick version and it would be just as delicious! Thank you for sharing it to the Sunshine Life Link Up!

  • Cynthia November 2, 2019, 11:57 am

    Can this be frozen uncooked or is it best to cook chill and then freeze


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