Mouth Watering Apple Crisp Recipe

apple crisp recipe

What comes to mind when you hear apple crisp recipe? Do you think of your kitchen filled with a wonderful apple and cinnamon aroma?

I love ice cream so I immediately think of warm apples and cinnamon with a buttery sweet topping covered in vanilla ice cream. Makes my mouth water.

My apple crisp recipe is an easy dessert to put together and a great alternative to apple pie which takes a little more time and preparation to make. Don't get me wrong, apple pie is a fabulous dessert. I do make it on special occasions but apple crisp is so easy you can put one on the table any old time.

What Apples Should I Use?

I thought you would never ask. I do have a definite opinion on that. I love to use Newton Pippin apples. They have this beautiful combination of sweetness verses tartness that I absolutely love. Sometimes I have a hard time finding the Pippins so when I have to substitute, I use Granny Smith.

Irresistible Apple Crisp Recipe


  • 9 - 10 pippin apples
  • 2/3 -3/4 cup sugar, depending on tartness of apples
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon


  • 3/4 of a cup of butter
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 oatmeal, grounded up into flour


Mix the sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a bowl, set aside.

Peel, core and slice the apples and place them in a large bowl. I've started using an apple peeler corer machine which really speeds up the time it takes to make apple crisp or pie and it's fun to use.

Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the apples and stir well to coat the apples.

Pour the apples into a 9 x 13 oven-proof dish.

In another large bowl, mix the brown sugar, white flour and oatmeal flour. You can grind the oatmeal in a blender to make it into a flour or buy oatmeal flour.

Add the butter and cut it in with a pastry blender until the butter is mixed in and crumbly, about the size of peas.

Sprinkle this mixture over the apples.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes.

This dessert is fantastic served warm topped with vanilla ice cream a la mode.

Want To Try An Apple Pie Instead?

I've got a wonderful apple pie recipe here with lots of pictures.

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Made your apple pie recipe yesterday. Absolutely the best!! And no gap! Your spice mixture was just right.

I have the apple/corer/peeler and it made perfect slices in no time. Thank you so much for your wonderful step by step instructions and for the video. Much appreciated. Lucky me! :)

-B.A. from 

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I just have to make sure my family doesn't find out I stopped using the family tortilla recipe! Ha! Thanks again!

-C.M. from 
Queens, New York

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Thank YOU so much.  I followed your recipe exactly,..and it is absolutely wonderful!

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Karlovac Croatia

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I have made your enchilada sauce a few times now.  We all love it and have managed to find pinto beans at our central markets. Good Job. Well done.

-Wendy Sachse from 
Adelaide Australia

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Where good Mexican food is hard to find.

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