Apples topped with a streusel topping ot make a delicious crisp.

Easy Apple Crisp

This recipe for Apple Crisp is very old.  I’ve been making it for Baker’s Man since we were in college.   My mother used to make it for me when I was growing up.  That’s how I learned to make it.

The thing that I like most about this recipe is that it doesn’t require a lot of complicated ingredients.  I also like that there is no crust for me to mix up and roll.   I confess.  I have crust making anxiety.  My mom was able to throw things together in a bowl, mix it up, then roll it into the perfect pie crust.  I do not possess those skills.  I have to measure, mix, roll, and pray.  I prefer to make crisps, crumbles, and cobblers.

This recipe fills an 8X8” pan.  If you need a bigger dessert, double the recipe and use a 9X13” pan.   The whole thing is very simple.  First you need to grease the bottom and sides of a baking pan.grease the baking pan with buter  Then,  slice  4 medium cooking apples, removing the seeds and stem.  Peeling the apples is optional.  I leave that decision up to you.  We tend to leave the skin, or peel, on fresher apples and remove it if the apples are older.  These 4 apples will give you about 4 cups of apple slices.Arrange the apple slices in the bakin panArrange the apple slices in the bottom of a well greased baking pan.  In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, oats, softened butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  I have a friend who hates nutmeg.  When I make this for her, I leave the nutmeg out and add more cinnamon.The oats, flour, spices, and butter are mixed together.Mix these together and sprinkle evenly on top of the apples.topping placed onto sliced applesPut the pan into the oven and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until the topping is golden and the apples are tender.The crisp was placed into the preheated oven.This is best when served warm with ice cream, but it’s delicious however you serve it.  This recipe can also be modified and used with other types of fruit like this delicious Blueberry Pear Crumble.

Here’s the recipe.  Give it a try.  Leave us a comment to let us know what you think.  Thanks for visiting Patty Cake’s Pantry.

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Easy Apple Crisp
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6
Apples store well into the winter months, and this recipe is very easy to assemble. It's delicious warm from the oven. Top it with icecream for a spectacular dessert that will impress your guests..
  • 4 medium cooking apples, sliced (about 4 cups)
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup oats (quick cooking or old fashioned oats both work well in this recipe)
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Grease an 8X8 baking pan (use a square pan, not a round one)
  3. Arrange sliced apples on the bottom of the pan
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, oats, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Blend well.
  6. Sprinkle the butter flour, oat, and spice mixture over the apples.
  7. Bake for 30” at 350 degrees until the topping is golden and the apples are tender..
  8. Serve warm with ice cream.

Easy Apple Crisp--Sliced Apples are placed into the bottom of a prepared baking dish and topped with streusel topping. Delicious!

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11.1g
Saturated Fat 6.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 27mg
Sodium 80mg
Total Carbohydrates 51.3g
Dietary Fiber 4.8g
Sugars 33.3g
Protein 2.5g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 3%
Iron 9%

9 thoughts on “Easy Apple Crisp

  1. You mention flour in the directions but not in the ingredients. Please clarify as the recipe sounds delicious.

    1. Sorry Joe…I obviously missed one of my ingredients. I had already fixed it, but I’m guessing you found my recipe on Yummly. It seems that once the recipe is shared with an error, their site doesn’t correct it. I apologize for any inconvenience, but I have made this recipe without the flour and it works well that way, too though I usually add a bit more oats. I hope you try this recipe. It’s so simple and delicious. Thanks for pointing out my mistake.

  2. Yes, it’s years later and still Yummly doesn’t mention flour…so your recipe came up even though I only bake gluten free. However I substituted GF flour (Trader Joe’s) and it was still a great recipe! My son with celiac disease and my gluten-eating son & husband all loved this! I did too 🙂 Apple season’s just getting started so I’m sure I’ll make this again and my husband wants to adapt your recipe for boy scout camping trips with a pan and foil or a dutch oven.

    1. I have made this recipe with almond flour instead of wheat flour, and it turns out great. I’ve also made it without flour at all. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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