Classic Apple Crisp

Sometimes there is just nothing better than a good old fashioned dessert likeApple Crisp. It’s sweet, creamy, apple-y and cinnamon-y.  Yes.  Please. And I will eat it for breakfast too.  But only after the kids are in school so that I don’t have to share…oops, did I say that out loud?  😉

Classic Apple Crisp



Classic Apple Crisp



  • 4 cups peeled and chopped apples (bite size pieces)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/21 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water or apple juice

Crumble Topping:

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In one bowl combine chopped apples, lemon juice, sugar and water. Stir.
  3. Let the apple mix rest while you make the crumble topping. Make sure to stir it a couple of times.
  4. While the apple mix is resting, in a separate bowl combine the flour, oats, salt and sugar.
  5. Pour the melted butter over the oat mix, and stir to combine.
  6. Transfer the apple mix to an oven proof dish (a 1.6L casserole dish works great).
  7. Crumble the oat mix on top of the apples. Do NOT stir.
  8. Bake uncovered, for 40 minutes.

Apple Crisp Recipe Tips!

  • For extra nutrition you can add chopped nuts, hemp hearts or wheat germ to your crumble topping mixture (before baking).
  • This recipe can be served warm or cold.  And with cream, whip cream or ice cream!
  • Apple Crisp is the perfect dessert to go with Roasted Chicken!
Classic Apple Crisp


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  • Reply Abby October 26, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Looks great! I haven’t made apple crisp yet this season, but your post is inspiring me to try it.

  • Reply Tricia @ A Rosy Note October 26, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Ohhh, what yumminess!

  • Reply Bronwyn October 26, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    I like adding crumbled ginger bread cookies to my crumble topping. Mmmmm…

  • Reply Ali Richardson October 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Mmmmmm. Mmmmmmmm. MMMMMMMMM!!!

  • Reply Jennifurla October 26, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Did you say apple crisp for breakfast? Yes please.

  • Reply Russell at Chasing Delicious October 27, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    I’m loving your blog, especially the halloween decorations! And this crisp sounds devine. Too much deliciousness here. You’re making my to-make list forever long!

  • Reply Mary October 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    Apple Crisp is the perfect dessert to go with ANYTHING!

  • Reply Cindy October 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    Yummy, my very favorite dessert! I am making some tonight for after dinner.
    Hugs, Cindy

  • Reply Emily @ October 28, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Thank you for this! It sounds just like my Mom’s recipe!

    You were one of my blog fav’s this week @ !

  • Reply Possible Baker October 28, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Yum yum…I would eat this for breakfast, too:) Thanks for sharing such a great fall recipe!

  • Reply Rosemary@villabarnes November 3, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Yum! I can picture a nice scoop of ice cream on top. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Between U & Me November 3, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I’ve got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I’m your newest follower! 😉

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  • Reply Melissa Weissman July 10, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    How much wheat germ would you suggest adding to the topping mixture?

    • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney July 11, 2019 at 5:15 PM

      Hi Melissa! I would add 1 – 2 tbsp to the mix. I usually use 2. Happy baking!

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