Good Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

If you’re looking for some sweet treats to make this season, you have to try Apple Crisp! This has been deemed my favorite dessert for years! Just add some Ice-cream and caramel on top and you have yourself the best dang dessert that I bet you’ve ever tasted. I promise, you won’t regret it! It’s also super easy and fun to make! Here’s a friendly step by step recipe to get you started!


  • 4medium tart cooking apples, sliced (4 cups)
  • 3/4cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3cup butter, softened
  • 3/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cream or Ice cream, if desired


And don’t forget! The best apples to make apple crisp with are on this list below!

  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith
  • Fuji
  • Honeycrisp
  • Jonagold
  • Braeburn
  • Pink Lady


I’m not a huge fan of peeling apples, but my Mastrad Peeler makes the process go by much quicker and easier! You can order yours at the website below.


Pro Tip: you can use an assortment of apples and even combine sweet and tart apples.

How to Make Apple Crisp

  1. Prep – Butter a rectangular dish, preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. Cut Apples – peel, core and slice apples into 1/4″- thick pieces, transfer to a bowl, and toss with 2 Tbsp lemon juice.
  3. Coat Apples – in a bowl, combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon then sprinkle over apples and stir to coat. Transfer to buttered casserole dish.
  4. Topping – In a mixing bowl, combine the dry topping ingredients: flour, oats, both sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Add diced softened butter and use your hands to stir in the butter until pea-sized crumbs form throughout. Spread topping evenly over your apples.
  5. Bake – place on the center rack in the oven and bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes until bubbling at the edges.
  6. The best way to serve apple crisp is to spoon a portion onto a plate while it’s still warm and top with a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. The ice cream will melt slightly into the crisp and the combination of flavors is so satisfying.


  • Room Temperature – store apple crisp covered at room temperature for a day but refrigerate leftovers beyond that.
  • To Refrigerate – once apple crisp is at room temperature, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3-5 days.
  • To Reheat – apple crisp is best served warm. You can reheat the chilled crisp in the microwave just until heated through or reheat in the oven at 350˚F for about 15 minutes.
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