The Best and Easiest Classic Apple Crisp Dessert Recipe (2024)

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It’s not officially fall without apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert! This family favorite recipe is SO easy and always a big hit with kids and adults alike. Growing up, I think our Dad made apple or peach crisp every single Monday night from September clear through February. It’s the perfect quick and easy family night and fall through winter dinner party dessert recipe. BONUS: the kids will have so much fun helping in the kitchen and will love making memories and baking it with their own kids someday!

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If you know how to operate an oven, have a couple mixing bowls, spoons, and a 9×13 baking dish, you can make this easy dessert. The simple ingredients are the perfect flavor combination and your home is going to smell SO yummy while it bakes! I mean, cinnamon and apples all caramelizing away in perfect harmony…c’mon.

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The easy to follow, step-by-step complete recipe is at the end of this post – but here is the rundown so you can see how SUPER simple and quick it really is!

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Throw all of your crumb topping ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and mix it up with a fork until it forms small crumbs. Move it to the fridge while you make your apple filling.

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Mix together your apple filling in a separate bowl and dump it and spread it evenly in your 9×13 baking dish.

It’s SO quick and easy to peel and slice your apples if you use a corer/peeler/slicer! I have (and absolutely LOVE)THIS attachment for my KitchenAid Stand Mixer:

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If you don’t have a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, pick up one of THESE apple and potato peeler slicer corers!

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Sprinkle your refrigerated crumb topping mixture from the fridge evenly over the top of your apple filling mixture and bake!

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Can’t you just smell it through your screen? The hardest part is waiting the 10 minutes for it to cool off a bit so you don’t burn the bejeebers outta your mouth.

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Waiting is hard. So hard.

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You can serve it up plain – but our favorite way is to add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream on top! Or three. Who’s counting.

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I think since there’s oats, cinnamon and apples in it, we should be able to get away with eating it for breakfast. Right? So right.

Here’s the printer friendly version of this yummy recipe for your binder of favorites. Enjoy!

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The Best and Easiest Classic Apple Crisp Dessert Recipe

The best and easiest Classic Apple Crisp Dessert Recipe! This is a fall and winter must to add to your baking list. Perfect for family night, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner parties. *Recipe adapted from Tastes Better From Scratch

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Course Dessert, Snacks and Treats
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings

9x13 Baking Dish

Ingredients

Crumb Topping

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Oats Old Fashioned
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar (we prefer light brown sugar for this recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2/3 Cup Butter diced into small chunks or softened (not melted)
  • 1 dash Salt

Apple Filling

  • 7-8 Large Granny Smith Apples Peeled and Sliced Thin
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter Melted
  • 4 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (bottled works fine but fresh is always best!)
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk (I use 2%)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar (we prefer light brown sugar for this recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 dash Salt

Serving Suggestion

  • 1 carton Vanilla Ice Cream to scoop on top of each serving! (optional, but seriously....)
Course Dessert, Snacks and Treats
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings

9x13 Baking Dish

Ingredients

Crumb Topping

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Oats Old Fashioned
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar (we prefer light brown sugar for this recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2/3 Cup Butter diced into small chunks or softened (not melted)
  • 1 dash Salt

Apple Filling

  • 7-8 Large Granny Smith Apples Peeled and Sliced Thin
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter Melted
  • 4 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (bottled works fine but fresh is always best!)
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk (I use 2%)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar (we prefer light brown sugar for this recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 dash Salt

Serving Suggestion

  • 1 carton Vanilla Ice Cream to scoop on top of each serving! (optional, but seriously....)

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Instructions

Preheat your oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

For the Topping

  1. Combine all of the crumb topping ingredients with a fork in a medium to large mixing bowl until it forms small crumbs. Refrigerate and move on to prepare the apple filling.

For the Apple Filling

  1. In a small bowl, combine melted butter and flour with a fork or wire whisk until well blended. Add lemon juice, milk and vanilla and stir well. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour butter mixture over apples and toss to coat. Pour apple mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the apples. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and top is set. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

  2. Scoop up individual servings while it's nice and warm into bowls or plates and top each serving with a scoop or two (or three) of your favorite vanilla ice cream!

  3. Find this yummy recipe and more online at DreaminginDIY.com

Don’t forget to PIN THE IMAGE BELOW – your family is going to be requesting this yummy and easy dessert again and again all fall and winter long!

The Best and Easiest Classic Apple Crisp Dessert Recipe (14)While you are in the mood for all things yummy for fall and winter – check out all of the scrumptious dessert recipes we found that we think you’ll love! Just CLICK HERE or on the image below to grab a few more favorites for Thanksgiving, Christmas and crisp Autumn evenings with friends and family: The Best Fall and Winter Desserts Recipes

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