Homemade Apple Crisp Recipe

This easy apple crisp is made the old fashioned way like Grandma used to make, and is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce!


  • Ingredients

    • 6 golden delicious apples, peeled and chopped (other varieties can be used, can also be sliced)
    • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
    • 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
    • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
    • 1 cup light brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
    • pinch of kosher salt


    • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.  Butter an 8×8 baking dish, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.
    • In a mixing bowl, add chopped apples, granulated sugar, 3/4 tsp of the cinnamon and lemon juice.  Stir to combine, then transfer to prepared baking dish.
    • In a separate mixing bowl, add topping ingredients (brown sugar, oats, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, salt, and diced cold butter).  Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the oat mixture, using a slight downward twisting motion, until mixture resembled pea-sized crumbs.  Alternatively, you can use two forks or even your hands to cut butter into the mixture.
    • Spread topping over apples in baking dish, and gently pat to even it out.  Bake 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
    • Serve warm and enjoy!