Apple Crisp - Perfect and Easy


This apple dessert recipe is adapted from a 50-year-old peach crisp recipe. Although it works well with peaches, it works even better with fresh, crisp cooking apples. If you're short on time, you can skip sifting the dry ingredients; instead, stir them together until combined, then mix with butter.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 8-inch square dish


  • 2 ½ cups apples - peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter, softened


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

  2. Arrange apple slices evenly in the prepared baking dish. Sift flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt into a bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender, or 2 knives, until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal; sprinkle over apples.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

    apple crisp - perfect and easy

Cook's Note:

Do not overmix the topping, and never cream it. The butter should be gently cut into the flour so it remains in small lumps. This will result in a light, crunchy topping for the apples.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
16g Fat
56g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 77mg 2%

* 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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