This is by far the best apple dessert I've ever tasted! The topping tastes just like an oatmeal cookie. It's the perfect combination of crunchy, chewy cookie and buttery soft apples. Great dessert for a party or family gathering (double the recipe in a 9x13-inch baking dish) or to make just for yourself on a chilly evening. Simply delicious.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Filling:
Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    Advertisement
  • Mix apples, white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl; spread into an 8-inch square baking dish.

  • Combine oats, 3/4 cup flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder together in a separate bowl; add butter and mix until crumbly. Crumble topping evenly over apple filling using your hands.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until topping is lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I use Jonathan or Granny Smith apples. Five to six medium apples yields about 6 cups peeled apple slices.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 53.9g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 253.8mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (84)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2015
This recipe is better than most apple crisps I've tried, but I did find it a bit flawed, though I would make it again with some changes. It was overly sweet so I would decrease the sugar in the crumble part by one fourth cup.I do have to say that the texture was SUPERB. Another problem is that the cookie part tasted eggy. Weird because there is no egg in the recipe and I used only the freshest ingredients. Maybe I'll try with a different type of oat next time? All in all, worth a try. Read More
(9)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2015
The topping on this was okay. Not the best I've made. I prefer cutting in the butter instead of adding it melted. I believe it makes it more crumbly but not less crispy. The topping was noticibly sweeter than usual. My husband didn't complain, though. Read More
(6)
116 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 97
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2015
This recipe is better than most apple crisps I've tried, but I did find it a bit flawed, though I would make it again with some changes. It was overly sweet so I would decrease the sugar in the crumble part by one fourth cup.I do have to say that the texture was SUPERB. Another problem is that the cookie part tasted eggy. Weird because there is no egg in the recipe and I used only the freshest ingredients. Maybe I'll try with a different type of oat next time? All in all, worth a try. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2017
Great recipe, I improvised a little though. Instead of 1 tsp of cinnamon, I used 3/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg On the crumble, I got the butter to be super soft/melted and added 1/2 tsp vanilla. It lasted less than 2 nights. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2015
The topping on this was okay. Not the best I've made. I prefer cutting in the butter instead of adding it melted. I believe it makes it more crumbly but not less crispy. The topping was noticibly sweeter than usual. My husband didn't complain, though. Read More
(6)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2014
Absolutely delicious and a simple recipe too! I made no changes and it turned out beautifully. Used 3 very large honeycrisp apples. I will definitely make this again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2014
Easy and delicious! The only thing I changed was substituting apple pie spice for the cinnamon. Thank you for sharing a great recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2018
have made this several times, not always with apple filling. I love this topping and use it on apples, rhubarb or today I am having unexpected company for supper so I opened a can of cherry pie filling and used the topping on it. It is my go to recipe for fruit crumbles. Read More
(3)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2018
If I could give this a thousand stars, I would! I don't even typically like desserts but this...I've made it twice in the two weeks since I found it. It gets just devoured at our house! I do use apple pie spice in the filling (instead of cinnamon) and add Vietnamese cinnamon to the crumble topping - it just makes it even a little better. Last time I accidentally used quick oats and it was just as delicious! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2014
Did not change anything. It was great! Will make again,easy and tastes wonderful! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2014
this recipe was so yummy! everyone raved about it! Read More
(1)
Advertisement