This old-fashioned apple crisp recipe tastes just like you remember grandma making it! This is the perfect thing to take to a fall party!
There are some recipes that are synonymous with fall – and this is one of them. Every single year I make this apple crisp. It’s a perfect recipe that doesn’t need any additions or modifications (except maybe to add some ice cream on top!).
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What’s In Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp?
What makes this so amazing is the fact that it uses all the same ingredients that it’s had in it for decades. Real butter, whole apples, rolled oats, and brown sugar.
This recipe also has sliced almonds for an extra bit of crunch too!
As it bakes, you’ll be able to smell the cinnamon and nutmeg – two spices that define fall baking.
Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp Baking Tips
This recipe will serve about 6 people (less if everyone really loves apple crisp!). If you are trying to feed a party, you might want to double the recipe and make two batches.
What Type of Apples Are Best in Apple Crisp?
I used a mix of gala and Jonagold. This made the apple crisp sweet with just the right amount of tart! Granny Smith apples are another favorite choice among bakers.
For a dairy-free version, use a melted dairy-free/vegan butter substitute such as Earth Balance or Country Crock Plant Butter. Serve with your favorite dairy-free ice cream.
Almonds Are Optional
If you are allergic to almonds, you can leave them out. I like how they give the apple crisp a little extra crunch and nutty flavor. This also tastes perfectly amazing without them, too.
Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp
- 8 or 9-inch casserole or baking dish
Apple Crisp Filling
- 8 apples medium-sized, rinsed, peeled, cored, and diced small
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Apple Crisp Topping
- 1 cup oats rolled or old-fashioned
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 stick melted butter
- Preheat your oven to 350° and grease or spray an 8-inch or 9-inch casserole or baking dish.
- Place the diced apples and the lemon juice in a large mixing bowl and toss to coat.
- Add the melted butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss again to coat evenly.
- Pour the apple filling into your prepared baking dish. Spread evenly and set aside.
- To make the crisp topping, place the oats, flour, sugar, almonds (if using), cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Stir to combine.
- Pour the melted butter over the ingredients in the bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Spoon the topping over the apple filling and gently spread until the filling is covered evenly.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the crisp topping is lightly browned and the filling is bubbly and warm.
- Serve warm, as is, or top with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce and enjoy!
You may also like these apple recipes!
- Apple Tart Recipe
- Gingerbread Apple Pie Cake
- Homemade Caramel Apples
- Mini Dutch Apple Pies with Caramel Sauce
- 25 Amazing Apple Recipes
- Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
More Fall Desserts
Fall is the perfect time to bake! Here are some more fall treats you can make when the weather is cool.