The Best Apple Crisp Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

The Best Apple Crisp Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

This old fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe was passed down to me from my mom. Apple Crisp is an easy way to achieve the taste of an apple pie without all of the work involved in making and rolling out a crust. It’s the perfect “go to” recipe for potlucks. Easy to make and a hit with everyone! Come on in and I’ll share my recipe with you…

apple crisp recipe

Apple Crisp Recipe

apple crisp recipe

After one of our annual fall apple picking outings, I found myself with over 20 pounds of apples. Give four kids each a bag to fill, they will most definitely fill it.  When I asked what everyone wanted me to bake with the apples, my husband’s special request was Apple Crisp.

easy apple crisp recipe

It’s such an easy, and delicious recipe. The hardest part of this apple crisp recipe is peeling all of the apples. Luckily, we have one of those apple peelers that you attach to the counter. The kind of apple peeler with a crank. It even cores the apples for you. I really recommend one for any apple recipe. It’s a life saver.

apple crisp recipe with oatmeal

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How to make Apple Crisp…

  1. Peel and core apples
  2. Mix brown sugar, flour, and water together to form a batter
  3. Pour the batter over the apples
  4. Mix the crumb, oatmeal topping
  5. Spread that over the apples
  6. Bake for one hour
  7. Serve with ice cream or whipped topping for a delicious dessert

What is the difference between apple crisp and apple crumb?

  • apple crisp has a crispy topping that usually includes oatmeal
  • apple crumb usually has more of a streusel topping

Does Apple Crisp Need to be refrigerated?

  • Apple crisp is similar to apple pie. It does not need to be refrigerated but will last longer if covered and refrigerated

How long will Apple Crisp Last?

  • At room temperature, the apple crisp should last about 2 days. In the refrigerator, you can add 2 more days.

Here’s a quick Video to show you how I make this Apple Crisp Recipe:



The Best Apple Crisp Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

A delicious apple crisp recipe for dessert. Complete with a crunchy oatmeal topping.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15 min.
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 5 cups of peeled and sliced apples
  • *Best apples for baking – Granny Smith, Jonagold, Braeburn, Honey Crisp and Cortland


  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 Tbsp. of water

Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup oats – Old Fashioned
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Other Equipment:

  • 9x9 baking pan


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

how to make apple crisp

  • Put the sliced apples into a 9×9 baking dish
  • In a small bowl, mix the batter, and pour over apples 

how to make apple crisp

  • In a small bowl, combine the crumb topping – spread over apples
  • Bake for 1 hour

apple crisp


Delicious when served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream



~ Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Gabriele

    Thanks Melissa! It turned out wonderful and delicious! It will be a permanent Thanksgiving dessert. WOULD like to know where to get one of those apple peelers! 😊

    1. Melissa

      LOL! I guess I did go on and on about that apple peeler. 😊 Thanks to you…I put a link to one on Amazon within the post. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the recipe and that it will be a regular at your Thanksgiving dinners. That makes me very happy.

  2. Lori

    What kind of apples did you use? And did you use old fashion or quick oats?

    1. Melissa

      Thank you so much for asking this. Those are important ingredients to specify in the recipe. The Best apples for baking – Granny Smith (this is the best type to bake with), Jonagold, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Wine Sap, and Cortland. Use old fashioned oats. I’ll update the recipe right away. 🙂

        1. Melissa

          You can definitely substitute quick oats in the recipe. The only difference will be the texture of the oats. The rolled “old fashioned” oats will be a little more crisp and nuttier. The quick oats will be a little more soft and moist. 🙂 I hope this helps.

  3. Angela forcier

    I made this last week , was so good, and easy . It’s on my list to make again today 😀

    1. Melissa

      I’m so happy to hear that you liked the recipe. Thank you for commenting! 🙂

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