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Easy Apple Crisp

Easy Apple Crisp is so simple to make and one of the most loved desserts for any night of the week. Cinnamon and sugar apples baked with a crunchy brown sugar and oat crumble topping. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream for something extra special.

apple crisp topped with ice cream

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Easy Apple Crisp

This easy dessert is a slight variation on my easy blackberry crisp.  I doubled the brown sugar and oat topping because let’s face it, the crispy topping is irresistible! If you are looking for something super quick, these Air Fryer Churro Apple Pie Bombs are the best dessert to make in under 30 minutes.


Ingredients Needed

  • apples ~ Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji or Honeycrisp
  • lemon juice
  • brown sugar
  • cornstarch
  • ground cinnamon


  • all purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • old fashioned oats
  • ground cinnamon
  • kosher salt
  • butter

How to Make Easy Apple Crisp

Pie plate of diced apples

  • Peel and core apples. Cut into bite- sized pieces or slices, which ever you prefer. Place in a pie plate or baking dish. Top with lemon juice.

Brown sugar cinnamon mixture for apple crisp

  • Mix brown sugar, cornstarch and ground cinnamon together. Pour over apples and mix together.

Oats, Flour, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon in a bowl

  • In a large bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar, ground cinnamon and kosher salt together.

crumb topping for fruit crisp

  • Cut in 1 stick of butter until totally combined.

Apple crisp ready to bake

  • Sprinkle over apple mixture.
  • Place pie plate on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes or until top is lightly browned and apples are tender. The baking sheet will catch any spills if the apple filling bubbles over.

baked apple crisp

Fruit crisp is one of my favorite desserts because it’s so easy to make. No pie crust to roll out and you can make it with any fruit you have on hand to make a peach crisp or cherries are great too. It’s always a family favorite with the crispy crumb topping.

plate of apple crisp topped with ice cream

  • Serve warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.

How to Store:

Store apple crisp covered with plastic wrap at room temperature 1 – 2 days. It can be refrigerated up to 4 days. Reheat in microwave or serve at room temperature.

This easy crisp is simple enough to make for a weeknight but totally delicious enough for entertaining.

Apples for apple crisp

What kind of apples are best for apple crisp?

I used Granny Smith apples for this recipe. I’ve also made it with Gala or Fuji apples, use your favorite.

This might sound crazy, but if you have zucchini and no apples you can totally make a mock apple crisp with zucchini. Our Zucchini Crisp is every bit as delicious as the apple version!

ice cream topped fruit crisp

More Apple Desserts to Try:

Apple Dump Cake is a super quick and easy dessert made with apple pie filling and a boxed cake mix.

Easy Apple Cobbler is the classic dessert everyone remembers grandma making. A simple recipe with fresh apples and pantry ingredients.

Fresh Apple Cake is from my mom’s recipe box. It is so easy to make and is one of those desserts you’ll make again and again.

If you love this Recipe as much as I do, please leave a comment and a five star review, and be sure to help me share on Pinterest!

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Easy Apple Crisp

Easy Apple Crisp is so simple to make and one of the most loved desserts for any night of the week. Cinnamon and sugar apples baked with a brown sugar crumble topping.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Apple Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple crumble, apple desserts, apple pie, fruit crisp
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 4 medium to large apples
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the topping

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup butter


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Peel, core and cut apples into bite sized pieces.
  • Add apples to a 9 inch pie plate or baking dish and top with lemon juice.
  • In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon together. Toss with apples.
  • Mix flour, 1 cup brown sugar, oats, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and salt together.
  • Cut butter into slices and cut into oat mixture until totally combined.
  • Sprinkle crumble mixture evenly over apples.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes or until crisp is browned and apples are tender.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 225mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 57g


  1. I love apple crisp. In fact, I would much rather have it instead of cake or pie.
    I have added Butterscotch before in with the apples & have also added chopped up pears and / or dried cranberries.
    It’s just me & hubby so I normally make in individual serving bowls

  2. When do you add the brown sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon mixture? Do you put it over the apples or do you add it to the oat mixture? Thank you in advance.

  3. Aloha, my question is the same as Debbie’s above. Seems like #4 should end with, “toss mixture with apples in baking pan”.

    It does look like a simple and sweet yummy recipe— mahalo!


  4. Hi, Do you see any reason NOT to make this inn individual large ramekins? takin dinner (XMAS) to the in-laws.

  5. I see the list of ingredients, but where is the measurement of each ingredient? I don’t see it anywhere. Thank you!

    1. Hi Sandy,
      The recipe card is at the bottom of the post. You can use the “jump to recipe” button at the very top of the post that will take you right to the recipe card that you can print.

    1. Hi Katie,
      You can use 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour in place of the cornstarch. It helps thicken the apple pie filling, you can skip it but the pie filling will be juicier. I hope that helps.

      ~ Milisa

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