Fall Apple Crisp

One of the most perfect dishes that says "fall," apple crisp is easy to prepare and always a crowd pleaser. We include an alternative crockpot method, too!

One of the most perfect dishes that says “fall,” apple crisp is easy to prepare and always a crowd pleaser. We include an alternative crockpot method, too!

Apple crisp - Crisp

Fall Apple Crisp

Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 5 cups apples, sliced (peeling is optional)
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • Vanilla ice cream – optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a deep dish pie plat or large baking dish.
  • Combine sliced apples with sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix until all apples are evenly coated. Pour into prepared dish.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon Pour the melted butter on top, then mix until well coated and crumbly. Sprinkle this on the top of the prepared apples.
  • Bake in oven for 45-60 minutes until fruit is soft and top is golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm with vanilla ice cream if you desire.
  • Crock Pot Method: Add sliced apples to crockpot, and top with crumb topping. Cover and set on high for 4 hours. Let cool with lid off and serve warm with ice cream!
Keyword Sliced fresh apples tossed with cinnamon

What are you going to do with those leftover peels and cores? Make apple cider vinegar! Try this method.

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Michele Haywood

This recipe calls for 3/4 tsp. of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt but there is no indication of what to do with it. Also, there was no mention of keeping the butter cold, so I had a mess! I don’t think there was enough oats and flour to make crumbles. I ended up with a thick, cookie-dough like mixture. Very confusing!

Susan Higgins

Michelle. We made some adjustments to the recipe. If the butter isn’t cold, you’re not going to get crumbles so we added that information also. Our apologies.

Peggy Beckerdite

‘@ Stephanie Bonds Stephanie, you replaced all of the sugars with the powdered stevia? That doesn’t seem like a lot of sweetener to me. I’m going to try this method and see what happens, however I don’t use margarine. It’s really worse for you than butter. Thanks for your post.


If you love cinnamon, sprinkle apples ’til almost dark, AND add shredded mild cheddar cheese to the crumbly topping — now it’s Cheese Apple Crisp — and delicious…..

Stephanie Bonds

I made mine with 1/2 tsp powdered stevia extract instead of the sugars and butter instead of margarine AND 🙂 I used whole wheat flour instead of white flour. Other than that, it was all the same. 😉
I think I got the trans fats, sugars, and bad bleached flour out so nobody will say they can’t have my apple crisp. It’s a good thing this recipe didn’t call for MEAT.

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