The Best Apple Crisp Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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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.

apple crisp recipe

Apple Crisp Recipe

It’s such an easy, and delicious recipe. The hardest part to this apple crisp recipe is peeling all of the apples.

apple crisp recipe

Luckily, we have one of those apple peelers that you attach to the counter. 

easy apple crisp recipe

The kind of apple peeler with a crank. It even cores the apples for you. 

apple crisp recipe with oatmeal

Thank goodness for that apple peeler. 

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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. 



The Best Apple Crisp Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

apple crisp

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


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

Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 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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  1. 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! 😊

    • 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.

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