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A bowl of old fashioned apple crisp on a table.

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Discover how to make this classic recipe. It's quick, easy, and boasts juicy sweet apples with a perfect crispy oat topping.
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Total Time:1 hr 15 mins
Servings:12 bowls


For the base:

  • 10 cups apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup water

For the topping:

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a baking pan. Add sliced apples to it and spread evenly.
  • Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, and water in a bowl. Add on top of apples.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all topping ingredients and add on top of the apple mixture.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool slightly and enjoy!


  • Make sure to slice your apples up evenly so they cook to the same texture.
  • For extra crunch appeal, add some chopped walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts to the topping.
  • This dessert is best served hot, but do let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes after taking it out of the oven. Nobody wants to burn their mouth!
  • Swap some of the apples for raspberries or blackberries for a brand new take on this classic dessert.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg