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Easy & Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe!

by Nellie

Easy and Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe

This is a super major update to a very classic and easy apple crisp recipe! I originally did this recipe years ago, when I was stuck inside for Hurricane Sandy seven years ago! I make it every year now because it is such an easy and delicious was to celebrate the fall season!

I caught a bit of Cabin fever hanging out with Sandy all week so I decided to do my favorite and most relaxing thing…


Since I had so many apples left from apple picking, I decided I wanted to bake something fun but easy. I wasn’t in the mood to bake a pie crust from scratch 🙂 So I decided to do the next best thing…

Apple Crisp!

I had never made this before so astonished at how easy it was to make, and how yummy it all turned out. It is super simple and it is a great way to get your apple fix.

It’s a great year round dessert and quite honestly I love it with some cold vanilla ice cream. Some people like apple crisp without oats, but this version is my favorite!

This is actually quite the perfect recipe for thanksgiving and apple lovers in general! If you love this recipe you will REALLY love my favorite French Apple Cake Recipe that is perfect for the holidays!

What ingredients are needed for Apple Crisp?

Apple crisp:
quick cooking oats
brown sugar
all purpose flour
baking soda
baking powder
ground cinnamon
cold butter, cubed

Apple filling:
Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
brown sugar
all purpose flour
ground cinnamon

Grab all these yummy ingredients for delicious apple crisp and make magic! Enjoy!

This super yummy old fashioned apple crisp recipe is a classic! All you need are some apples and some basic staples in your pantry!
Yield: 8 Servings

Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

A super easy and delicious apple crisp recipe dessert perfect for the fall season!


  • Apple crisp:
  • 2 Cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • Apple filling:
  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven 375° and grease a 9x9” baking pan with butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the apple filling: brown sugar, flour and cinnamon and mix well. This super yummy old fashioned apple crisp recipe is a classic! All you need are some apples and some basic staples in your pantry!
  3. Toss your apples into the apple filling and set aside.This super yummy old fashioned apple crisp recipe is a classic! All you need are some apples and some basic staples in your pantry!
  4. In another large mixing bowl, combine the apple crisp ingredients: oats, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon and mix well.
  5. Use your hands to mix the cubed butter into the apple crisp ingredients.
  6. Add half the apple crisp mixture into the bottom of the grease pan and press firmly to make a crust.
  7. Pour the apple filling onto the crust.
  8. Sprinkle the rest of the apple crisp mixture on top of the apples and bake for about 40 minutes.
  9. Serve warm with vanilla and crisp cream.


Tart cooking apples, such as the Granny Smith variety, work best when using this recipe. Make sure the apples are fresh and crisp for best results. Red apples are not recommended for this recipe, as they tend to be too sweet, and don't combine well with the sugar.

You can serve this yummy apple crisp by itself, with vanilla ice cream or with this delicious cinnamon whipped cream!

Cinnamon Whipped Cream


1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon


In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredients.

Whip ingredients together until desired consistency of stiffness is reached

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 300Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 81mgSodium 419mgCarbohydrates 171gFiber 10gSugar 104gProtein 10g

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@undefined November 1, 2012 - 12:35 pm

I love apples cooked or baked tastes so much better. I will be trying this out.

rosesdaughter November 1, 2012 - 1:57 pm

NOM!!! I'm going to try to make a gluten free version of this

Rhonda November 1, 2012 - 4:43 pm

I am glad Sandy did not hurt you all. Yeah baking and making treats usually is a good pastime especially when you know how to and you sure know how to!! THis looks super yummy!

bklynactivemama November 2, 2012 - 1:21 am

I totally agree! something about a soft baked apple gets me everytime!

bklynactivemama November 2, 2012 - 1:22 am

Thanks Rhonda 🙂 Cabin fever makes me want to bake all day! lol

bklynactivemama November 2, 2012 - 1:23 am

good idea!! if you find a good one let me know, my godson is gluten free

Faith November 3, 2012 - 2:23 pm

That looks so good!! The only thing I can make is from a box so it's always easy. I know, shame, shame.

Julie Moore November 3, 2012 - 9:44 pm

Hopping over from SITS! Happy Sharefest! 🙂 That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Beth (OMG! Yummy) November 4, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Saying hi from SITS! I love crisps! I've posted twice about them and my kids and their friends just love them. A scoop of vanilka ice cream on top is fantastic. It is perfect for thxgiving – you could add in some dried cranberries – that would make it even more festive!

Good luck w the writing!

Nikki November 6, 2012 - 12:01 am

I'm not going to lie here I'm seriously having a hard time NOT licking my computer screen. This looks delicious & i bet it smells GREAT! I'm saving this recipe for Thanksgiving. I'm stopping by from SITS & i hope your having a great Monday. oh, im a new follower via twitter & Bloglovin.

bklynactivemama November 6, 2012 - 2:12 am

Crisps are pretty awesome, I've got to try some different ones! Thanks for stopping by!

bklynactivemama November 6, 2012 - 2:14 am

Lol you are too funny! Thanks so much!

Janine Huldie September 23, 2019 - 1:32 pm

Sign me up as I still have some apples left from apple picking here and this recipe looks too yummy to pass up. Thanks 🙂


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