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