Apple Crisp


This apple crisp recipe is a simple yet delicious fall dessert that's great served warm with vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
1 9x13-inch pan

Making irresistible apple crisp is surprisingly easy. You just need a good recipe — and that's where we come in! This top-rated apple crisp recipe with a sweet oat topping is sure to satisfy everyone at your table.

Apple Crisp Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this top-rated apple crisp recipe:

· Apples: You'll need 10 cups of peeled, cored, and sliced all-purpose apples.
· Sugars: This apple crisp recipe calls for white sugar in the filling and brown sugar in the topping.
· Flour: All-purpose flour thickens the filling and gives the topping some structure.
· Cinnamon: A teaspoon of ground cinnamon lends warmth that perfectly complements the apples' flavor.
· Oats: Use quick-cooking oats for the topping.
· Leaveners: Baking soda and baking powder act as leaveners.
· Butter: Melted butter gives the topping welcome richness.

How to Make Apple Crisp

You'll find a full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade apple crisp:

1. Place the apples in a baking dish.
2. Sprinkle the apples with white sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
3. Pour water over the apples.
4. Make the oat topping, then sprinkle it over the apples.
5. Bake until the topping is golden brown and the apple mixture is bubbly.

Tip: Impress guests by serving with an easy homemade caramel sauce.

overhead view of homemade Apple Crisp II in a white bowl
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Does Apple Crisp Need to Be Refrigerated?

Yes. Allow the crisp to cool completely, then transfer the leftovers to an airtight container or cover the dish tightly with foil. Store in the refrigerator for about three days.

Can You Freeze Apple Crisp?

Yes! You can freeze apple crisp. If you plan to freeze it, it's best to go ahead and bake it in a foil pan. Wrap the whole thing tightly in a layer of storage wrap, then a layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to three months.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"So delicious and easy to make," according to Dana Ward-Haven. "We topped it off with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and caramel sauce."

"Best apple crisp I've ever had," raves one Allrecipes community member. "The topping is especially delicious! The only change I make is using 1/2 cup quick oats and 1/2 cup old fashioned oats just to give it a little more texture."

"It was a breeze to make," says Brian Lunsford. "Everything turned out perfect. I didn't have a glass dish so I used a non-stick 13×9 and added about 5 minutes."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup butter, melted


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    Overhead shot of ingredients to make apple crisp, measured out

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Place sliced apples in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Mix white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, and cinnamon together; sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over apples.

    Overhead shot of sliced apples in a baking dish with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top

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  4. Combine oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add melted butter and mix with a fork until crumbly; sprinkle evenly over apple mixture.

    Overhead view of apples and crumb topping in a pan, ready to bake

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  5. Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown and apples are bubbling around the edges, about 45 minutes.

    Overhead shot of a large pan of baked apple crisp

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  6. Enjoy!

    an overhead view of three bowls of apple crisp topped with melting vanilla ice cream


Editor's Note:

Impress guests by serving with an easy homemade caramel sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
8g Fat
61g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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