Crispiest Apple Crisp


The secret ingredient in this apple crisp is Grape Nuts®. This extremely crispy and crunchy breakfast cereal does some amazing things to your basic oatmeal-based fruit crisp topping mixture.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
47 mins
8 servings


  • 5 apples - peeled, cored, quartered, and cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup wheat and barley nugget cereal (such as Grape-Nuts®)

  • ½ cup melted butter

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • cup brown sugar

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Toss sliced apples with lemon juice to prevent browning.

  3. Mix flour, rolled oats, wheat and barley nugget cereal, melted butter, 1/4 cup white sugar, and 1/4 cup brown sugar together in a large bowl.

  4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup white sugar, and cinnamon into melted butter until sugar begins to dissolve, 3 to 4 minutes. Add apples and water; continue cooking and stirring until apples soften and are coated with sauce, 4 to 5 minutes.

  5. Pour apples and sugar mixture into a 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle topping evenly over the apple filling.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is browned and the filling is bubbling up around the edges, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
15g Fat
58g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 177mg 4%

* 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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