Apple Crisp

An all-time classic – simple, easy-to-make Apple Crisp with soft, juicy, flavorful apples with a crisp crumble top.

Today’s question is:  What is your favorite Apple recipe?

Meet The Husband’s favorite dessert.

Apple Crisp | Inspiration KitchenA simple, easy-to-throw-together Apple Crisp.

This is how it looks before baking.  Not so crispy.  We need to change that with a bit of oven action.  😉

Apple Crisp | Inspiration KitchenAnd after baking, it gets a nice golden ‘crisp’ brown.  That’s much better, don’t you think?

Apple Crisp 05 | Inspiration KitchenI wasn’t going to start pummeling you with apple recipes until September…but, whether we like it or not, fall is here.

See?  Puffy orange proof right here.

Glass Pumpkins | Inspiration Kitchen

These happy little chubsters made their grand entrance at the grocery store on 8/22.  And, fall doesn’t even officially start until September 22nd!

Talk about being early to the party. 🙂  At least they’re a jovial bunch!

With this post, I just need to warn you ~ I’m not even {thiscloseto being done with my apple recipes yet.  I just got started!  Are you sure you’re ready for apple recipes galore???

Apple Crisp | Inspiration KitchenI’ll let the grocery store continue to push pumpkins.  There’s plenty of time for pumpkin recipes later.  🙂

I have to admit, I was almost tempted to take the little cone head one home.  He looks like he’d fit in here ~ he’s so happy!   Then, I could say all proud-like “Yea, that’s my kid, there in the middle!”  🙂


Apple Crisp
Recipe type: Desserts
Apple Filling
  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
Crumble Topping
  • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbles; set aside.
  3. Peel, core and slice apples to make 5-6 cups. Toss fruit with 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar. Add fruit to a baking dish (10"x6"x2"), or in a pie plate.
  4. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the top.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove and let cool.

Recipe modified from Better Homes & Garden New Cook Book.


    • says

      Mine too Sarah! In this recipe, I double the crisp part because I love it so much!!! And, the ice cream is a great idea. I think I’ll try that tonight!

    • says

      Yes, you can marry it. And, I’m heading over to your site now to see what lovely salad recipes you’ve posted with apple in them, because I have never done that. And, it sounds like an absolutely fantastic idea.

    • says

      My favorite season is Fall – I love, love, love everything about it. (p.s. my neighbor is going to be very mad at me for saying that 🙂 she loves summer). Anyhoo, I’m all about fall, so I’m so excited about apples and pumpkins, gorgeous leaf color changes and crisp, cool air! And, I’m with you – I love apple crisp. Just one more of the literally thousands of reasons I love you Marcie. 🙂 Have a beautiful and blessed week!

    • says

      Yes, Thalia do!!! I’d love to see and try your version – so you know the minute that you post it, you’re going to have a big fan and visitor – ME! Hahaha!

  1. says

    I can’t wait to see all of your apple recipes, Kristi! By the looks of this amazing crisp, you have some wonderful dishes in store for us! And apple crisp is my husband’s favorite, too…as well as mine! This looks so perfect to relish the last few days of summer and start the unofficial fall season off with a bang. And I’ve already been seeing Halloween decorations everywhere! Crazy, but it gets me excited! 🙂
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    • says

      Thanks Gayle – me too! As it turns out, I went back and bought one of those pumpkins! I guess fall is definitely rubbing off on me! It wasn’t to difficult, it is my favorite season after all! Have a beautiful week Gayle! Lots more recipes are coming, so I’m so glad you’re excited!

  2. says

    Lol. I kind of can’t believe apples recipes are showing up already! But, then, I totally can. I just was contemplating one this morning. I guess maybe we’re feeling that way because school has started?? I don’t know – it’s still hot as hades around here – I have no explanation for my fall cravings! Apple crisp is a fave of mine. I started drooling when I saw it! 😉
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    • says

      Thanks Sara! I thought it was early for apples too – but my little tree that could is already dropping them off the tree. I don’t want to waste them so I have a dozen apple recipes made already! 🙂 I’m so glad this made you drool! Have a beautiful week!

    • says

      Yes Joyti! It’s a bit early here too, but we have the little apple tree that could and it is sprouting apples EVERYWHERE! And, they are starting to drop off the tree! I can’t wait until you get apples in season – I’m looking forward to seeing your recipes!

    • says

      Gah! I should’ve done that Juliana! Now that I see it, I can just imagine how great ice cream wold taste on it. I’m imagining it melting over warm apple crisp. You are making me hungry just thinking about it! 🙂 Have a beautiful week Juliana. I always love it when you visit.

  3. says

    So maybe Fall is there in the Pacific Northwest but down here in The South, it’s friggin’ HOT! And there were no organic granny smith apples at the market this weekend. Not one! How is a food blogger supposed to deal?!?!

    How am I supposed to make this apple crisp without a decent tart apple?! This is a tragedy. So this is my passive-agressive way of saying, “Send me some apples, please!” I can’t wait for your other apple recipes to start rollin’ in especially if they look half as scrumptious as this one! Pinned!
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    • says

      Hahahahaha! I think Miss Lindsey that you should fly out here, enjoy a bit of crisp air, have a bit of Apple Crisp AND come to IFBC with me. Thank you for the pin, darling, but you really need to get yourself over here, because girl I miss you already! 🙂 {Hugs!}

    • says

      Thanks Ruby – that’s definitely my favorite part! One would think it’s the apple, but no…it’s that crispy top that gets me every time!

  4. says

    Haha those pumpkin chubsters look too cute! I’ve already started seeing pumpkin and fall decor out here already too. Fall is one of my favorite baking seasons but I have to admit I am a little bit sad to see summer go so soon. Love love love apple crisp especially one that is nice and brown…mmm! This looks fantastic girl and I can’t wait to see all the apple recipes you have in store for us – pinned!

    • says

      Thanks for the pin Kelly! I went back and bought one of those silly pumpkins too! The big, tall, skinny one with the cone head 🙂 He’s family now! Hahaha! Ahhh, the power of advertising!

    • says

      Oooooo a peach crisp sounds heavenly! I love peaches! I’d have made peach but my apple tree is giving in abundance this year ~ and I just couldn’t let them go to waste!

    • says

      Yes – I agree Christin – I’m all down for an apple crisp over an apple pie! I’m not happy to say goodbye to summer but I am looking forward to fall (which I love too).

    • says

      I’m sssooo excited for Fall too! I love that the leaves change color and that there’s a crisp to the air. 🙂 Have a beautiful week Ashley.

    • says

      Thanks Ananda! I love them both – it’s so hard to choose what my favorite apple is, but Apple Crisp is definitely up there in the list!

    • says

      I made applesauce too, Melanie! I think I did something wrong though – I put in way to much cinnamon, so it was pretty brown looking. Oopsie! Have a beautiful weekend!

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