The Best Apple Crisp

The BEST Apple Crisp with a ridiculous amount of “crisp”! A crumbly oats and brown sugar topping over sliced apples…baked in the oven until warm and bubbly. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream! Super easy fall dessert.

One of my husband’s most favorite desserts is Apple Crisp, and it’s on repeat at our house through the fall and winter.  He always asks for extra “crisp”, so I created this recipe to have a LOT of the topping, which is also my favorite part. It’s also perfect for Thanksgiving too…add it to your dessert menu!

Apple Crisp Recipe

The BEST Apple Crisp

If you like more apple than crisp, than you might want to consider cutting the topping recipe in half.  If you love the crisp part, you don’t need to double it…there is plenty!

Our favorite way to serve this is warm out of the oven, topped with vanilla ice cream. My mouth is seriously watering, right NOW! It does warm up beautifully, so it makes for perfect leftovers or midnight snacks. It’s so easy to put together, with the slicing of the apples taking up the most time.  It’s worth it, though…you won’t be sorry!

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It’s perfect for the fall, but we love it all winter.

Who am I kidding…

We love it all year round.

It’s wonderful as part of a Thanksgiving menu, to serve to guests, or take to a party or gathering.  It’s homey, cozy, and will warm you through…it’s simply irresistible! 

Apple Crisp Recipe

The Best Apple Crisp

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Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8
A crumbly oats and brown sugar topping over sliced apples…baked in the oven until warm and bubbly. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream! Super easy fall dessert.


  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 c. oats
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. butter
  • 2 quarts apples–cored, peeled, and sliced


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Butter a 9×13 baking dish, and layer your apples in the dish.
  • Spread the oatmeal mixture on top of the apples evenly.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until apples are tender and topping is lightly browned.
Course :Dessert
Cuisine :American, Dessert, Desserts
Keyword :Apple Recipes, Fall Baking, Fall Desserts, Fall Recipes
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*Originally posted 10/28/2014. Updated 8/2020.

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  1. I LOVE apple crisp! I will definitely be making this for my family. Just gotta go get some apples! Which apples do you use?

    1. I used Gala this time, but I’ve used Granny Smith (a little more tart) too. Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, and Crispin are also yummy in baking!

  2. I wished I would have had this recipe this past weekend. My husband loves apple crisp and I was looking for a new recipe. I ended up finding one that combined apple pie with the crumb topping of an apple crisp. It was delicious!! Next time, I will make this recipe. Thank you so much!!

    1. Ummmm…I didn’t count them, but I should have! I would have on hand 8-10 apples, depending on the size.

    1. It’s in a 9×13 pan, so it really just depends on big of pieces you decide to cut. We have a lot of little kids, so our pieces are generally smaller. For adults, I would say 8-10 servings, a few more if that includes kids.

  3. Will 8-10 apples be enough for a 9×13 pan? i only ask because that’s the amount I use for my 9″ pie pan when I make apple pie. I would be concern there wouldn’t be enough apples to fill the 9×13 pan.

    1. That’s how many I like to use, because I don’t like as many apples. :) You can certainly add more if you want to!

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