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A delicious scoop of this apple crisp is served in a white dish adorn with a amber napkin.
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5 from 2 votes

Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

This old-fashioned apple crisp tastes just like the one your grandma used to make! It's the perfect fall dessert.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Crisp, Dessert, Fall Dessert
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 660kcal
Cost: 35


  • 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!


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. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 660kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 921IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3mg