• The BEST Apple Crisp Recipe

    October 28, 2008

    My recipe for apple crisp is sort of a family “secret,” but it’s so easy to make and SO delicious, it just needs to be shared with others! This is honestly the best apple crisp recipe. I enjoy it even more than cake… and that should tell you something! :)


    • 3-4 medium apples (almost any kind will work)
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour*
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 stick of butter, softened
    • Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste


    1. Preheat oven to 350* F. Haphazardly slice apples into small pieces. (I used Macoun, Macs, and Fuji.) You don’t need to worry about how the apple pieces look. The different size pieces “fit together” nicely once all of the ingredients bake together. This recipe is great for less-than-perfect apples– you can just cut off the rotten part and use the rest of the apple. You can also peel the apples, if you’d like, but I prefer to leave the skins on for this recipe.

    2. Next, sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg all over the apples. Feel free to add as much or as little as you’d like. I try to cover the entire top layer of apple slices with both spices.

    3. Combine flour and sugar (and a little more cinnamon and nutmeg, if you want) in a small bowl. Next, using a fork, combine butter with flour and sugar. (Make sure the butter is really soft.) The mixture will begin to look lumpy. Make sure that the majority of the dry ingredients have combined with the butter.

    4. Cover apple slices with flour-sugar-butter mixture. Spread evenly over top layer and fill in all around the apple slices.

    5. Bake for 30-40 minutes until top becomes slightly “crisp” and apples are soft. Your house will smell AMAZING at this point! :)

    6. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve alone or with French vanilla ice cream. Enjoy! :)

    * I used whole wheat flour for this batch of apple crisp. It ended up tasting wonderful, but all-purpose white flour definitely tastes better and produces a better “crisp” on top.

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    VeggieGirl October 28, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    That apple crisp is DEFINITELY worthy of a “holy yum” shout out!!


    Ann October 28, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    This is such a simple recipe, I’ll definitely give it a try! I like that you can make as much or as little as you need, I like to make crisp in small ramikins for individual portions, and this will be perfect. Enjoy your last long Tuesday night at Healthworks, I need to get organized so I can make your abs class one of these nights!


    maggie October 28, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    YUM. I love apple crisp. I’ve always used oatmeal instead of flour though! I never thought to try that :)


    ttfn300 October 28, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    oh how i love apple crisp!!


    tami October 28, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    yum. i just made some two weeks ago and it didn’t come out all that great.


    maya October 28, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    yummy apple crisp. definitely needs vanilla ice cream!


    Amy October 28, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    What an awesome recipe (easy, too) !! Thanks Tina :)


    Sarah October 28, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Apple crisp is my personal fave!! I’ve always made it with oatmeal to get that nice, chewy texture, but have never tried it with flour. Definitely trying that next time around! :)


    Runeatrepeat October 28, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    It’s funny because I always say that, “Fruit has no place in dessert. It should have chocolate and other fatty goodness, but not fruit.” But, I really want to make this – it looks so good!


    Erica October 28, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Tina- this looks so great! I love crisps, they may be one of my very favorite desserts! Thank you for the recipe :)


    Meg October 28, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!


    gina (fitnessista) October 28, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    i loooove crisps and this recipe looks great! thanks for posting it! ellie krieger has an amazing pear ginger crumble, too 😀
    have a great night!


    Alexia October 28, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Yummmm… looks so good!


    HangryPants October 28, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing the family secrets!!!!


    coco October 28, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Really simple and yummy comforting dessert!!!!!!! I want a piece too~~~~~~~


    Megan October 28, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I love apple crisp 😀


    Mel October 28, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    You just made me salivate all over my keyboard! Thank you for recipe, I will definitely be using it soon!


    mi October 29, 2008 at 4:28 am

    gorgeous!!! perfect for this time of year 😀


    zestycook October 29, 2008 at 7:54 am

    WOW – That is killer. Great Job Tina!! Awesome post.



    Lisa October 29, 2008 at 9:32 am

    your recipe looks easy I can def handle that. Im def going tot try it!


    santabarbaradreaming October 29, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    mmm. gonna go get some apples to try this out!


    Kati October 29, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Tina, I just took this out of the oven…DIVINE! It is so so good. Thanks for a great recipe! :)


    Kati October 29, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    oh, and I used gala apples and ww flour…I think next time, I will leave out the nutmeg :> or just do a pinch


    Maria September 19, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it


    Ashleigh October 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Hey, I made this a few days ago (and I’m probably making it again tonight!) It was delicious! I also blogged about it and gave you guys a shout out :) Check it out: http://champaynewishes.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/apple-indulgence/


    Renee @ Get Inner-gized with Renee! October 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Oh wow!! How cool is that! I just made this tonight, too!! SAME recipe, too! It was DELISH and you’re SO right…my house smelled wonderful. A perfect fall dish for sure!! Hope you enjoyed yours as much as I did. I’m sure you did! :)


    jackie December 21, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Tina, I don’t know whether to thank you or point my finger at you. I finally made this delicious treat tonight and graciously helped myself to 2 LARGE LARGE LARGE servings. OMG SO DELICIOUS! DEFINITELY A KEEPER!!! I love your ‘simple’ recipes (like your flourless peanut butter cookies). Keep them coming Tina you’re a gem!


    Erin January 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Tina! I wanted to let you know that I have been told this is the BEST apple crisp by my family, friends and hubby. It is now my go-to recipe for a decadent treat. My husband specifically requested this for tonight. A friend of ours has a gluten allergy and this is the only treat he thinks is worth the suffering later. I have told him I would try to make a gluten free version for him, but he said that this stuff is just too good the way it is. I’ve even tried to get him to eat my decadent flourless chocolate cake, but he always wants this crisp.


    Amy February 17, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I just made this last night and I absolutely loved it. I cut the recipe in half and still have some left over to eat tonight! Thanks for sharing!


    Ella March 24, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I made this tonight … and added some sour cream/confectionary sugar mixture on the top…cause… i could find no ice cream. Freakin delicious.


    Juani May 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

    My boss gave me a whole sack full of apples yesterday,and I wanted to make a pie or something with them.I wanted to Google recipes,but then BAM! it hit me – your Apple Crisp recipe.It’s the simplest,easiest to follow one,and I know for a fact it will be good,since you’ve given it your seal of approval!


    chelsea May 25, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    im making this right now! :)


    Angila October 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Made it for a potluck! It was a hit!


    lisa October 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Can’t wait to make this tomorrow. Any idea how many servings are in one recipe? I will probably double or triple…


    Jessica October 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I made this last night for my soon to be husband…I used brown sugar instead of regular…i didnt have any…he loved it and so did I


    Tiffany November 19, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Just made this and it was the best thing ever!!! Me and my fiancé say it is way better than apple pie. So stinking good! Thank you.


    Jessica December 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    AGAIN thank you for this …it was the perfect Christmas dinner ending…
    I subbed out half flour and half oatmeal and it turned out amazing…

    Thanks again.


    Tina December 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Yay! I’m so glad it turned out well! It’s one of my favorite recipes!


    Alicia October 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Just made this with almond flour instead of all purpose flour and coconut flakes sprinkled on top. Definitely a new fall fav. Thanks for the inspiration, Tina!


    Tina October 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    So glad you liked it! 😄


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