Fall Apple Crisp

  • All decked out with a little whip cream
    All decked out with a little whip cream
  • Apples getting ready to meet their fate
    Apples getting ready to meet their fate
  • Mixing in the butter
    Mixing in the butter
  • The crisp all mixed together
    The crisp all mixed together


Apple crisp has long been one of my family's traditional fall desserts.  

I can still remember how excited I used to get every fall when it came time to pick the apples off the tree in the backyard and how much I'd look forward to having leftover apple crisp for breakfast.  

This Apple Crisp recipe is a delicious way to use fresh apples in the fall.


8 to 10 apples
2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 cups butter


Prep Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 to 60 minutes
Servings: 10 servings

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In a large bowl mix the together the flour, sugar, butter, oatmeal, 1 cup of brown sugar, and 2 tsps of cinnamon.  Mix everything together using your hands until it's turned into small pebble sized clumps of dough.

Peel and core the apples, slicing them into thin strips.  Once you have enough to fill a 9 by 13 glass pan to just under the rim, mix the apples with 1 tsp of cinnamon and the remaining 1/4 cup of brown sugar.  

After you've mixed the apples and brown sugar together, pour the flour mixture over the top, making sure to spread it evenly across the entire pan.  Bake in a 350 oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until the crisp mixture turns a nice golden brown and the apples have lost their crispness, but still have some body.

This crisp is delicious on its own, served with whip cream, or with ice cream.  


When it comes to picking apples there are a lot of choices.  I always start with the apples that look the best and from there try to mix it up some, using two or three types that have varying amounts of sweet, tart, and crunch.  For example I normally includes two or three Granny Smiths in the mix, which adds a nice sour taste to the final crisp, but wouldn't use all Granny Smiths, because they would produce a crisp that would be way too tart.

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Last Updated

April 9, 2017