Best Apple Crisp Recipe

Best Apple Crisp
Favorite Apple Crisp. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings
Ratings (49)

This apple crisp is my favorite, with its buttery, crumbly oatmeal, and brown sugar topping. I used a combination of Granny Smith and Fuji apples in the apple crisp, but any good baking or cooking apples will work well.

What You'll Need

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

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish or 6 to 8 1- to 2-cup baking dishes.
  2. In a mixing bowl or food processor bowl combine the flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, salt, and butter.
  3. 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. Add the oats and mix or pulse to blend thoroughly. Set aside.
  1. Peel and core the apples, then cut into wedges. Slice the wedges thinly. I like to chop a few of the apples in 1/2 inch pieces to give the filling a varied texture. Put them in a bowl with the lemon juice and toss periodically to keep the apples from becoming brown. Add the cinnamon and 1/3 cup brown sugar to the apple and lemon juice mixture.
  2. Transfer the apple mixture to the prepared baking dish(es). Top the apple mixture evenly with the crumb mixture.