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Apple Crisp Recipe

This Apple Crisp recipe is easy, non-fussy, and absolutely scrumptious!   Great buttery crispy crust. Apples that are cooked just right.  Perfect with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream! 

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Today was a gorgeous fall day.  We’re getting a bit of an anomaly with the temps this week getting up to the mid to upper 70’s.  That’s called a heat wave during fall in Minnesota.

The quirky warm temps are hanging with us for a few short days, but I’ll take it.  Nope, not complaining one iota.

I fully embraced the sunshine and spontaneously whisked the boys off to a festival of sorts after school.

Our prize for such an ad-lib adventure was a bucket load of various apples…

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No matter that we’re actually lucky enough to get apples year round.  Nobody takes a second look at them in June.  But once fall hits, apples are in.  It’s suddenly like nobody has ever seen apples before in their life.

Pretty red ones, pink ones, green ones, and golden ones abound. Blue ones probably exist somewhere.

Suddenly the kids want whole apples in their lunch boxes.  Huh?

Sure, you can have all the fresh apples you want in your lunch box.  And how about some apple crisp for dessert tonight too?

Delinquent mama.

Apple Crisp

Who can refuse?

This is semi-healthy-ish fare.  It’s loaded with fruit, oats, and nuts if you want them.

This apple crisp recipe contains a mixture of granny smith and golden delicious apples, creating a filling that’s not too firm yet not too mushy.  The filling is further loved on by a thick layer of buttery crisp crust.

Your house will smell amazing.  Cinnamon, fall spices, and butter ⇒Yum-a-licious.

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Just watch your family’s eyes widen as they walk through the door with this apple crisp baking in the oven.

Nobody will complain that you transformed some apples into this luscious dessert.

Add a dollop of homemade whipped cream or creamy vanilla ice cream.

And serve at your own risk.


Apple Crisp Recipe

This apple crisp boasts a fantastic buttery crust that is crispy and plentiful. The apples are cooked to a nice consistency; not too firm yet not mushy. The house will smell amazing. Think apples and butter, wafting through the air.

Yield: 10 1x


  • Filling:
  • 2.5 lbs granny smith apples (peeled and cut into 3/4 inch wedges)
  • 2.5 lbs golden delicious apples (peeled and cut into 3/4 inch wedges)
  • grated zest of 1 large lemon
  • freshly squeezed juice from 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 lb (2 sticks) cold butter, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  1. Butter a 9×13 baking dish. Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all filling ingredients and toss to incorporate. Pour into buttered baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, combine all topping ingredients. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into the ingredients until mixture is crumbly and the butter is in small pieces, roughly the size of peas. (If your fingers are cool, it’s often easier to just mix with clean hands.) Scatter topping evenly over the apples.
  4. Place baking dish on a large baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour or just until top is brown and apples are soft. (Start watching the crisp around 45 minutes, and loosely tent with foil if it is browning too quickly.)
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: dessert

 Source:  Chew Out Loud

Here are a few of my favorite crispy-type desserts.  They’re easy and delectable!

1.  Peach and Blueberry Crumb Bars.  This is a sure crowd pleaser.  I bring this one to potlucks and come home with empty platters.

Peach 'n Blueberry Crumb Bars

  1.  These Pumpkin Bars with Biscoff Crumble?  There are simply no words adequate to describe these.  You literally have to make them, eat them, and mmmmm over them.  You’ll see.

Biscoff Pumpkin Bars

  1.  Verry Berry Pie Bars.  Any mixture of your favorite berries will work.  This simply can’t not be good.  It’s a pie in bar form.  You know it’s good.

Very Berry Pie Bars 3



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    • Kathy

    Yuuuuuummy! I just made this this morning and it’s seriously one of the best things ever! It’s sweet, but not overly so, and the crisp is nice and crunchy. Great recipe; it’s the perfect way to kick start the first weekend of October.

      • chewoutloud

      Awesome job, Kathy! 🙂

    • Julie @ Lovely Little Kitchen

    I love how thick that buttery oat layer is! Enjoy the gorgeous weather with your boys!

      • chewoutloud

      Thank you, Julie! I wish it would stay warm forever 🙂

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