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Apple crisp

This easy apple crisp is topped with chunks of sweet dough that bake into crunchy nuggets of cookie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple crisp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 413kcal
Author Janice


1.5 L baking dish
Sheet pans


Oat crumble topping

  • 115 grams (½ cup) unsalted butter softened
  • 100 grams (½ cup) light brown sugar
  • 63 grams (½ cup) all-purpose flour you can also use a mix of all-purpose and buckwheat, or all-purpose and whole wheat
  • 70 grams (¾ cup) rolled oats (or large flake oats)
  • 1.25 mL (¼ tsp) Diamond Crystal fine kosher salt

Apple filling

  • 1.25 kg ( lb) apples I used 5 McIntosh and 3 Cortland
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) light brown sugar
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) all-purpose flour optional thickener for filling
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) fresh lemon juice
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) vanilla bean paste
  • 3.75 mL (¾ tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg freshly grated

Additional optional toppings

  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) rolled oats (or large flake oats)
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) Turbinado sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 1.5 L baking dish and set it on a large rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.

Oat crumble topping

  • Mix the butter, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, oats, and salt. You can do this with your fingertips, working the mixture until a cookie dough forms. Set aside.

Apple filling

  • Peel and core the apples then slice them.
  • Toss the apples with the sugar, lemon juice, flour (if using), vanilla bean paste, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make sure the apples are evenly coated. Pour them evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Scatter globs of the crumble topping over the apples, then sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oats and 1 tablespoon of turbinado.
  • Bake the apple crisp for about 1 hour, until the apples are cooked through, the topping is golden browned, and the filling is bubbling.
  • Let cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 591IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg