Easy Baked Apple Crisp Dessert

Apple Crisp or Crumble
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  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Ratings (5)

This popular apple crisp is made with sliced fresh apples and cinnamon, topped off with a crumbly mixture of flour, butter, and sugar.

Feel free to add chopped pecans or walnuts to the topping mixture for added crunch and flavor. One visitor commented that she used 6 large Granny Smith apples and increased the topping mixture slightly. She baked the crisp in an 8-inch square baking dish.

See the tips and variations for some additional ideas.

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What You'll Need

  • 4 large apples or about 6 medium (4 to 5 cups sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • For the Topping
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Butter a 10-inch deep dish pie plate.
  3. Peel and core the apples. Cut into thin slices. You should have 4 to 5 cups of apple slices.
  4. Place the apple slices in the prepared pie dish alternating with sprinklings of the cinnamon and salt. Pour 1/2 cup of water over apple slices.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, butter, and flour together with fingertips or pastry blender until crumbly. Sprinkle over the apples.
  1. Bake the apple crisp in the preheated oven until apples are tender and the topping is browned, about 35 to 45 minutes.
  2. Serve the crisp warm with a scoop of ice cream or a drizzling of heavy cream. Or serve it chilled or at room temperature with sweetened whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.

Apple crisp serves 6.

Tips and Variations

Use packed brown sugar in the topping instead of granulated sugar.

Reader Comments

"I added some walnuts to this recipe and it is wonderful." Lisa

 'This apple crisp is wonderful, I thought I had messed it up because the topping was skimpy it did'nt look like I had enough and I was about to add another portion until I tasted it and man am I glad I left it alone, it had just the right about of tartness and sweetness and adding to it would have demolished it. IT IS FANTASTIC!" Sheila

"This apple crisp was a real hit at our house. I did, however, make a few changes. I used 6 large Granny Smith apples, changed the sugar to 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar, increased the flour to 1 and 1/4 cups and melted the butter in the microwave before mixing it with the flour and sugar. I baked it in a deep 8-inch square pan. It was great." Janice

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