Apple Crisp With Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Topping

Apple crisp recipe

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
404 Calories
14g Fat
69g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 404
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Protein 4g
Calcium 71mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This apple crisp is sure to be a family favorite, with its buttery, crumbly oatmeal, and brown sugar topping. A combination of Granny Smith and Fuji apples is tasty, but any good baking or cooking apples will work well. Use a combination of sweet and tart varieties for best results.


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter (cold, cut into small pieces)
  • 3/4 cup oats (quick cooking)
  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds baking apples (such as Fuji or Granny Smith, about 5 to 6 large apples)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar (packed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for apple crisp
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  2. Heat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish or six to eight 1- to 2-cup baking dishes.

    Butter a pan
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  3. In a mixing bowl or food processor bowl combine the flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, salt, and butter.

    Butter in food processor
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  4. Work the butter in with your hands, if using a mixing bowl, or pulse with the blade attachment of the food processor until the mixture is clumping together.

    Work butter in your hands
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  5. Add the oats and mix or pulse to blend thoroughly. Set aside.

    Add oats
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  6. Peel and core the apples, then cut into wedges. Slice the wedges thinly. Chop a few of the apples into 1/2-inch pieces to give the filling a varied texture.

    Peel apples
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  7. Put the apple wedges and pieces in a bowl with the lemon juice and toss periodically to keep the apples from becoming brown.

    Apple slices in a bowl
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  8. Add the cinnamon and 1/3 cup brown sugar to the apple and lemon juice mixture.

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  9. Transfer the apple mixture to the prepared baking dish(es).

    Transfer the apple mixture to the pans
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  10. Top the apple mixture evenly with the crumb mixture.

    Oats on apple
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  11. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the apples are tender.

    Bake apple crisp
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  12. Serve and enjoy!