Apple Crisp With Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Topping

Apple crisp made with fuji apples with ice cream on the side
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 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 servings
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.

  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.

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

  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.

  5. Add the oats and mix or pulse to blend thoroughly. Set aside.

  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.

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

  8. Add the cinnamon and 1/3 cup brown sugar to the apple and lemon juice mixture.

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

  10. Top the apple mixture evenly with the crumb mixture.

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

  12. Serve and enjoy!