Apple Crisp is a classic treat that never gets old. Made in one pan, focus on indulging your sweet tooth — not doing the dishes.

Apple crisp in a pan with ice cream

Apple Crisp is a fall dessert made of stewed apple filling and a crumble topping. Baked in the oven, Apple Crisp comes out with the best of both worlds when it comes to texture.

The inside is gooey and the oat crumble is crispy and crunchy. The only thing that makes this dish better? A heaping scoot of vanilla ice cream. Oh yeahhhhh…

How to Make Apple Crisp?

  • Peel and cut your apples. Set aside.
  • Combine sugar, lemon and cinnamon with sliced apples and toss.
  • Place apples in a baking dish.
  • Combine your dry ingredients to form the crumble.
  • Slice butter into small cubes and toss into the crumble.
  • Spread oat crumble on top of apples.
  • Bake until your apples are soft and the crumble is a beautiful, golden brown color. Serve hot with a ice cold scoop of vanilla ice cream or a heaping pile of whipped cream.

Best Apples for Apple Crisp

Any and all apples will work just lovely. However, I tend to use either Granny Smith or Fuji. They have a wonderful balance of sweet and tart which makes them great baking apples.

Feel free to mix and match the apples you use. It’s fun to experiment with different combinations! Also, this is a great recipe to use up any apples that you might be on their way out.

Ingredients for apple crips

Tips for The Best Apple Crisp

  • Peel apples. The peels don’t bake well and really mess up the texture. Peeled apples make for such a luscious filling!
  • Cut your apples into thin slices. The thinner your apples, the better the texture of the filling. 1/6-inch thickness is the sweet spot.
  • Don’t over salt. Make sure you adjust the salt if you are using salted butter.
  • Use old fashion rolled oats. This variety of oats has the sturdiest texture and richest flavor.
  • Bake long enough for the apples to soften and the sauce to thicken. You don’t want undercooked apples and runny sauce.
  • Serve Apple Crispy right out of the oven. Avoid getting a soggy topping by serving the apple crisp right away.

Serving Apple Crisp

Serve it with your favorite ice cream hot out of the oven. Old-fashioned vanilla, speckled vanilla bean or even caramel flavored ice cream work wonderfully.

If you’re feeling extra decadent, drizzle on some hot caramel sauce to finish. Try your hand at making dulce du leche sauce homemade in the Instant Pot. You won’t regret it…

Apple crisp in a pan with ice cream

Make Apple Crisp In Advance

Don’t skimp on the freshness with Apple Crisp. Fresh and hot is where it’s at. However, you can prepare your apples in advance if you want to get a step ahead. Just make sure to mix up the crumble last, otherwise it could get soggy.

How Do You Store Apple Crisp?

If you have any leftovers (lucky you!), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to reheat them, do so in the oven to get the crumble crispy again and the sauce nice and bubbly.

Apple Crisp will last up to a week when stored properly.

Other Apple Recipes

  • Apple Turnovers – Nothing is more American than a tasty Apple Turnover.
  • Apple Sharlotka Recipe – This Ukrainian-style apple cake is comfort in a slice.
  • Caramel Apple Cake – Two ingredients have never been more perfect for one another.
  • Banana Apple Bread – Got overripe bananas hanging out on the counter? Make this tasty bread and pair it with coffee for breakfast.

About Author

Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.