Tart apples topped with sweet cinnamon crumble, this apple crisp recipe is full of delicious flavors and can be enjoyed any time of the year!
Hi there! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m back with another yummy treat recipe to share with you all, a quick and simple apple crisp.
It’s the perfect recipe all year long. But since the apple harvest happens in the fall, it tastes like all amazing emotions of autumn – bright, cheery, happiness!
An easy dessert any time of year
Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts to make any time of the year! While I do find myself making it more often in the fall because of all the fresh, yummy apples available, it’s also one of my go-to recipes to make in the winter.
There’s just something about the smell of cinnamon baking in the oven on a cold, winter day that makes me say, “YUM!” And because it’s so simple to make, it is easy to throw together right before a dinner party; it also pairs well with an after-dinner coffee.
The ingredients are ones that you most likely already have in your pantry. You can use any types of apples in this recipe, although I like to use granny smith apples to offset the sweet crumble with a little bit of tart flavor.
Apple Crisp Recipe
The entire recipe is in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. But first, I have some answers to questions about it. Read through this overview first to make sure you have everything you need.
What You Need:
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Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
- Apples – peeled, cored, and sliced
- White sugar
- Brown sugar
- Old fashioned oats
- Butter, softened
How to core and peel apples quickly
All the apples should be peeled, cored, and sliced.
I like to use a corer slicer tool to speed up this step. Each slice of apple should be about half an inch thick. You don’t want them too thin or they will bake into applesauce!
What size pan to use for easy apple crisp
I suggest using a 9×13 baking pan in which to bake the apples. You will be baking the apples alone in the pan.
If you are making a smaller batch, you can use a loaf pan. A cast-iron skillet will work too.
Old fashioned oats or quick oats?
Use sweet cream butter
For the topping, use a sweet cream butter. It will bring out the sweetness of the apples. Salted or unsalted doesn’t matter as much, so don’t worry about that.
How to tell when it’s done cooking
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the edges start to look brown and bubbly. You do not want to overcook or the apples will get too mushy. Remove from oven and serve warm with a scoop of ice cream!
Quick and Simple Apple Crisp Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Start by peeling, coring, and slicing the apples about half an inch thick.
- After slicing all six apples, mix together the 2 tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and toss the apples in the mixture. Spread the apples in a 9 x 13 baking pan.
- In a mixing bowl, combine together the rest of the dry ingredients. Add the softened butter to the dry ingredients and mix well. The mixture will be a bit crumbly. Sprinkle over the apples.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the edges start to look brown and bubbly. Do not overcook or the apples will get mushy. Serve warm with ice cream.
This recipe refrigerates well and can be made ahead. It is just as delicious served cold, but you can also pop it into the microwave to warm it up, if desired. A yummy dessert that can be enjoyed any time of the year, this apple crisp is full of sweet and cinnamon flavors that will definitely have you thinking about seconds!
And if you are looking for even more delicious, simple dessert ideas, be sure to check out these recipes!
While you’re here, be sure to check out other dessert recipes on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® –
- Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
- Caramel Apple Coffee Cake: A Delicious Recipe Idea
- New England Apple Cider Donut Bread Recipe
Originally published January 2017. Updated January 2020.